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Category: FW Geo-Politics

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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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State Department Cancels Cancun for Forestry Panel

October 27, 2010

The US Department of State canceled a “side-event” planned for the UN Conference of Parties 16 meeting in Cancun.  The session was to include tribal participants, but the UN would…

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Global CBD and Climate Agreements…Impossible

October 23, 2010

The United Nations has been the venue for terribly important negotiations concerning biological diversity, climate change, intellectual property, and matters as disturbing as human trafficking. Despite the prodigious efforts of…

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Canada Obstructing Indigenous Peoples – CBD

October 22, 2010

During the long years when indigenous peoples spent their very limited resources to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to help formulate language for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Climate Failure Postscript – loop holes

July 23, 2010

The Guardian just reported that an effort is underway at the UN to change the climate change negotiating rules contained in the Kyoto protocol.  Attempts will be made in Bonn,…

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The US Fails on Climate Change – Indigenous Peoples Threatened

July 23, 2010

As I suggested about a year ago, shortly after the US House of Representatives passed its version of climate change legislation, the Senate will fail to move on a Bill,…

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Dumping Waste & Pollutants

June 20, 2010

New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote,  “If Americans abhor poorly regulated deep-water oil drilling, wait until they get a load of nuclear waste on land with no regulatory agency…

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BP Gulf Oil Spill and Louisiana Tribes

May 18, 2010

Aside from the ecological devastation caused by the BP Gulf Oil Spill in the ocean, tribal lifeways of South Louisiana are also at risk. This leaves members of the Pointe-Au-Chien…

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UN Indigenous Discourse A Disappointment

April 25, 2010

I sat in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations at the 9th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues last week listening to speakers from North American…

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UNDRIP Implementation

April 21, 2010

UN Headquarters, United Nations. New York City I am sitting in on a side event preparatory to the afternoon meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  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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