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Biafra on Trial

February 10, 2016

Nigerian police killed ten Biafran pro-secession demonstrators, as protests called by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) coincided with the trial of Nnamdi Kanu and two other activists in favor…

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Trafficking Native Women

February 8, 2016

Oil and gas development has brought violent crime and a disturbing increase in sex trafficking of Native women on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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Amelia Marchand, Associate Scholar

February 4, 2016

MS. skʷumqnálqs AMELIA A.M. MARCHAND of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation has been appointed as a member of the Center for World Indigenous Studies Associate Scholars Program….

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The Holy Spirit

February 4, 2016

While (at age 63) I am now a deist, I was raised Lutheran, until (in my adolescence) I began my quest for freedom from institutionalized religion–seeking a more personally meaningful…

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This Changes Nothing

February 3, 2016

350.org claims to be grassroots, but its annual income exceeds millions, its staff receive six-figure salaries, and — as a Rockefeller project — is very far removed from the true…

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Humanizing Native Peoples

February 2, 2016

Matika Wilbur, Swinomish/Tulalip photographer, gave a TEDx talk in Seattle: Surviving Disappearance, Re-Imagining and Humanizing Native Peoples

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Keeping the Faith

February 2, 2016

Spiritual rehabilitation of Native American prisoners in Washington State’s 12 Department of Corrections facilities is aided by the support of Washington Tribes, that recognize the value of religious freedom —…

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Cultural Imperialism

February 1, 2016

Unequal relationships between civilizations, exemplified by the cultural hegemony of Eurocentric NGOs in the practice of ecotourism, maintains social constructs of domination.

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Shining a Light

January 31, 2016

CERA — “The Ku Klux Klan of Indian Country” — has gotten off lightly. Seattle area media has apparently given these white supremacists a free pass to organize in the…

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The UN Agenda

January 28, 2016

The UN has no morality to impose. –Evo Morales

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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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