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Category: FW Geo-Politics

Politics? Self-Government

September 17, 2014

CWIS drafted the Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments that received the endorsement of eleven Fourth World governments in Africa, South and North America and Southeast Asia. The…

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WB Double Edged Sword?

September 5, 2014

The World Bank is currently reviewing a draft policy statement updating its “safeguard policies” for a proposed environmental and social framework. in 1982 the World Bank released its policy concerning…

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FW Political Identity & Equality

August 31, 2014

In two articles I wrote for Indian Country Today (read HERE and HERE) I argue for the formal recognition of new political identities for the world’s indigenous nations–a political status…

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ISIL Targets FW Nations – Syria/Iraq

August 28, 2014

Mass media reporting the massacre of unknown numbers of Yazidi men, women and children by the military forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant organization (ISIL) broke through…

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Kurds, Dulaim and US Airpower

August 16, 2014

We are witnessing the breakup of Iraq and the emergence of Kurdistan in northern Iraq (and in Turkey, and Syria) and possibly autonomous Dulaim with their 5 million people in…

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Fourth World Center Stage

August 15, 2014

If you have been reading the news online, viewing on the television or listening on the radio you may notice that Fourth World nations are at the center of major…

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Open Letter to Haudenosaunee

July 29, 2014

{This note was originally written to Kenneth Deer, a noted spokesman for  Haudenosaunee in international affairs. I have decided to share its content more widely today in English and Spanish}…

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Nations to Independent States

July 27, 2014

In the Fall 2014, Catalunya and Scotland will vote to determine if their nation will become an independent state. Many other Fourth World nations will look to see how these…

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UN Permanent Forum Documents 13th Session

June 20, 2014

As many will know the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held its 13th Session in New York at the UN Headquarters considering an extensive agenda over a ten day…

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States & Nations meet. The UN on the WCIP

June 9, 2014

Indigenous nations such as the Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca and Oneida have expressed deep concerns about the way the United Nations member states will carry out the High Level Plenary Meeting…

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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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