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Dr. Mirjam Hirch

October 13, 2011

She was an intern at the Center for World Indigenous Studies in 2001 and then she took on the important responsibilities of a CWIS Fellow focusing on Traditional Medicine Policy. …

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GMO vs Natural Foods and Good Health

October 1, 2011

After more than six thousand years of row crop agriculture virtually all foods in the grocery store have been so altered they are “almost without nutritional substance–so Allison Stevens asserts…

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Oceans of Toxins

July 1, 2011

The oceans that feed and nurture life the world over are increasingly poisoned by human activity with the result that the oceans are “experiencing severe declines in many species to…

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Sex Trafficking and Indigenous People

April 14, 2011

Sex sells and it makes people money.  If you enslave people and traffick in prostitution you are committing a crime against humanity producing huge sums of money for those who…

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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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Indigenous Doctors Congress 2010

August 27, 2010

Indigenous doctors from throughout the Pacific are currently meeting during the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC) at Whistler, Canada home to the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations. Born from…

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Historical Ignorance

August 25, 2010

Amazing how little some Euro Americans understand about the indigenous population and history of the country they live in. This holds true even for those who are to closely collaborate…

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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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WHO Admits to Not Have Done Enough

July 18, 2010

“I hope this is a start of getting into a more intense contact,” the representative of the World Health Organization stated at the organization’s Geneva headquarters during a meeting with…

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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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