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Category: Environment

Chevron, an outlaw corporation?

February 14, 2011

Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world and one, many people on the ground say, an irresponsible outlaw. Today a court in Ecuador found the Chevron corporation…

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Food Security Overseas and at Home

February 6, 2011

Perhaps 1 billion or more of the world’s population suffer from material poverty and hunger with sixty-five percent of those living in just seven countries (WFP, 2010) [India, China, the…

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GMO Profits and killing the Seed

February 4, 2011

Political leaders, academic and corporate leaders alike credit bioengineering and related technologies as 21st century achievements that will feed the world and cure diseases. In just a few short years,…

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Six degrees warmer, 65,000 years earlier

January 31, 2011

Two reports from archaeologists and climate scientists issued in the last few days call to mind how much indigenous peoples have determined our present day life and how much they…

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Traditional Knowledge? A Seat at the Table

January 20, 2011

A central question raised by indigenous peoples involved in Climate Change treaty talks has been, “will traditional knowledge and cultural standards as reflected in local rules and regulations become a…

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Market-Based Climate Schemes: Rejected

December 10, 2010

Indigenous peoples’ representatives in Cancun, México have flatly rejected the market-based approach to global warming called REDD (United Nations Reduction of Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Thousands of indigenous…

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Cancun Climate: Hopeful Signs

December 6, 2010

China and India are easing their opposition to US demands for climate compliance monitoring, reporting and verification for developing countries (a long time demand of the US government) and environmental…

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Cancun, Climate and the Alternative

November 27, 2010

For years now I have been writing in this column that while the idea of negotiating a global agreement on climate change is essential to the world’s wealth and health…

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Oolichan, Salmon Decline and Oil

November 26, 2010

The “Coastal First Nations” is the name of a enormously important alliance between the Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Masset, Skidegate and Haida nations located on…

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Access & Benefit: Genes

November 3, 2010

Nagoya, Japan – The 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity produced a truly wilted plan for governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and indigenous peoples to meet the…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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