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Customary & Constitution Indigenous Government

August 14, 2013

Much has been said and written about the parts of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that call for states’ governments to conduct relations with Indigenous peoples…

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Extreme Violence against Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj

November 14, 2012

In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli…

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Ogoni Political Restoration – OCIA

March 18, 2012

The Ogoni Nation voted with 813,000 favoring votes (98% of the electorate) to establish the autonomous Ogoni Centeral Indigenous Authority (OCIA) as their government empowered to regulate Ogoni social, economic,…

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World Bank Accountable to Indigenous Peoples

October 17, 2011

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was founded in 1944 to rebuild Japan and Germany after World War II. Once successful the IBRD found a new mission: “To…

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South Sudan Will be Independent, But

January 16, 2011

The peoples of South Sudan have been suffering the greed and bigotry of leaders in the north of Sudan since the colonial transition in 1956.  British mistakes and faulty political…

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2010 White House Tribal Nations Conference

December 15, 2010

It is a historic event. Alaska Native and Native American leaders will meet with President Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference, held at the headquarters of the Department…

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US Swings “Right”: Indigenous Peoples’ Warning

November 3, 2010

The US government has been generally hostile to indigenous peoples for most of the last 45 years in the international arena.  Their concern? “Indigenous peoples may want to invoke political…

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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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A Sorry Saga or a First Step?

February 17, 2010

An article recently surfaced in Indian Country Today entitled “A Sorry Saga,” in which the author brings attention to the Native American Apology Resolution signed by President Obama on December…

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Climate Caravan to Copenhagen

December 5, 2009

Strong fighters for social and climate justice travelled through Frankfurt today on a caravan that is driving from Geneva to Copenhagen, December 3-9. Politically aware people from around the world…

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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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