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We Will Defend Each Other

We Will Defend Each Other

July 6, 2018

On the day Americans note their independence from Britain in the year 1776 when slavery officially still existed, I reflect on the words of Frederick Douglass: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick…

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Yezidi Update:<br>Camps Flooded

Yezidi Update:
Camps Flooded

June 11, 2018

Several weeks ago more than 25,000 Yezidi were inundated by rains that flooded them out of their camps. The Ezidikhan government immediately sought help from Iraq and got none so…

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Forced Sengwer People Evictions in Kenya: EU, WBnk, Finland Complicity

Forced Sengwer People Evictions in Kenya: EU, WBnk, Finland Complicity

May 24, 2018

The European Union, World Bank and Finnish government’s donation of funds to the government of Kenya for a conservation program and watershed protection facilities renders them complicit in alleged genocide…

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Ezidikhan Engagement, Reconstruction, Return and Judicial Remedies for the Crime of Genocide

Ezidikhan Engagement, Reconstruction, Return and Judicial Remedies for the Crime of Genocide

May 8, 2018

CWIS Yezidi Recovery Fund Campaign The Most Recent Yezidi Crisis Ever since the 3rd of August 2014 when forces of the Islamic State attacked the Yezidi people in their indigenous…

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Erin

Erin

March 27, 2018

My tribe is nEoghan Ua Niall (Irish language), or Owen O’Neal (English language). Eoghan means noble. Niall means champion. Literally translated, we are the Noble Champion tribe. The apostrophe, frequently…

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Climate Agreement Failure

December 12, 2015

After reading the final treaty agreement from the Climate Change conference in Paris published on Saturday 12  December 2015 I have to say that the efforts of the adhoc International…

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent

December 11, 2015

US Government Proposes to Weaken Informed Consent Three section of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) state that indigenous peoples–indigenous nations–have a legitimate expectation that…

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Warming past the point of no return [UPDATE]

December 9, 2015

The Climate Change negotiations going on in Paris and finishing this week appear to be moving to the direction of corporations and states at the expense of native peoples–just as…

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Nations in the Nuclear Cloud

September 28, 2015

Seventy years after the first nuclear bomb detonation in 1945 as of July 2015 indigenous peoples’ territories and peoples remain at greatest health and environmental risk to radioactive and toxic…

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FW Americans Killed Legally

August 15, 2015

The heavily militarized police departments across the United States are taking a terrible toll on the lives of mostly unarmed people of color–both men and women. The Center for Disease…

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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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