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Medicines of the Land: Sami reflections on the role and use of indigenous medicine today

Medicines of the Land: Sami reflections on the role and use of indigenous medicine today

July 23, 2020

The Sámi are recognized as an Indigenous people in Finland. Ethnobotany is very important to them, with one particular species of plant, boska (angelica) which is used in gastronomy and also as medicine.

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Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

July 21, 2020

What is the link between the wellbeing and autonomy of indigenous peoples and animal poaching, along with the introduction of sugar, refined and canned foods, salts and preservatives? Read about the history of the buffalo nation and what they did about it.

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How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System - One Breakfast at a Time

How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System – One Breakfast at a Time

July 16, 2020

The wampis community is conserving the lakes in their lands, and rejecting introduced foods to rescue their traditional heritage by returning to natural food such as wild fish, free range chicken, fruits and vegetables.

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Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

July 14, 2020

A network of indigenous corn keepers are assisting Indigenous Nations in Turtle Island by uniting them with sacred seeds and traditional food sources.

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How the Land Cured my Daughter’s Eczema

How the Land Cured my Daughter’s Eczema

July 8, 2020

Treating eczema in a baby through diet (wild meats, greens and vegetables, fruits, some grains and nuts) changes when breastfeeding.

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The Earth Begins Healing, COVID-19 opens attack on the Fourth World

The Earth Begins Healing, COVID-19 opens attack on the Fourth World

April 21, 2020

Dr. Rudolph Rÿser offers an analysis of the current pandemic of COVID-19, how coronavirus is affecting the indigenous peoples and the virus impact on the environment.

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Rama & Gran Canal Lunacy

January 7, 2015

The Rama people in southeastern Atlantic Coast Nicaragua are located in the path of a deep water canal to connect the Caribbean with the Pacific Ocean. The states of Cuba,…

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UN Adopts WCIP Outcome

September 22, 2014

With the Holy See and Canada opting out of Article 13 and Article 3 (respectively) the UN High Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly today adopted the World Conference…

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Oil War in South Sudan

December 24, 2013

As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had…

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

December 11, 2012

Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies…

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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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