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Category: Traditional Knowledge

CWIS Global Reach

December 28, 2014

The Center for World Indigenous Studies celebrates its 36th year since its founding in 1979 ready to meet the ground-up challenges presented by a greatly more immediate world. Radio, Television,…

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Eight Dimensions for Solstice

December 9, 2014

[Purhépecha came from the four directions as one of the oldest peoples in México [Michoacán[ recognizing the four changing windows of time and one of those windows is what many…

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FW Hunger: Land & Refugees

November 28, 2014

Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations…

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Indigenous Israelis and Palestinians

September 27, 2014

Locked in a seemingly endless embrace of self-destruction we find the cousin-nations of Palestine and Israel “driven by memory, trauma, and political identity and existential issues” observed Aaron David Miller…

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Essential Fatty Acids and Indigenous Peoples

March 5, 2014

I have been asked questions about the Center’s research into the importance of natural sources of essential fatty acids for native peoples. I gave this example to one questioner: United…

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CWIS and the Global Rights debate

November 9, 2013

The Center for World Indigenous Studies is deeply engaged in regional and global initiatives to advance the dialogue between indigenous nations and UN member states. We deem this an essential…

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The Transition: Life, Death and Rebirth

December 20, 2012

December 21, 2012 is marked in Mayan calendrical measurement as 13.0.0.0.0 or the end of the 26 thousand year Great Cycle. In the knowledge system of America’s original peoples this…

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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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