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Separate FW Political Paths

June 3, 2015

Settler states such as Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Argentina have a difficult time comprehending why the peoples among whom they settled fail to disappear. Mexico is…

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Gilio-Whitaker at NAISA

May 26, 2015

Gilio-Whitaker CWIS Research Associate and Associate Scholar Dina Gilio-Whitaker will present a major paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2015 session in Washington, D.C. June 4th. Gilio-Whitaker…

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How many Indigenous People?

May 24, 2015

(Map developed by Decolonial Atlas: Indigenous Peoples as a percentage of the total population by state Since the year 2000 the number 370 million has been bandied about as…

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Tribes Fight Coal and Oil

May 15, 2015

As reported by Ashley Ahearn, tribal leaders from Washington, Montana and British Columbia gathered May 14 in Seattle to draw attention to the battle between the region’s tribes, and the…

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Bomb Trains

May 12, 2015

The video documentary Bomb Trains dispels all doubts about this unacceptable hazard, and why it has become a growing threat to tribes and communities across North America.

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Nations' Diplomacy Project

Nations’ Diplomacy Project

May 12, 2015

Nation’s Diplomacy in Wyandot, Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, and Lenape 1630-1779 and Contemporary patterns of Nation and State Diplomacy Fourth World Nations are rapidly being pulled into international engagements while developing their…

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Earth Ministry and UU Events

May 10, 2015

On May 14, Earth Ministry in Seattle hosts Pacific Northwest tribes threatened by proposed fossil fuel mega-projects. On June 27, Unitarian Universalist General Assembly meets in Portland, Oregon to host…

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Human Rights Deniers

May 8, 2015

Fourth World nations’ desire to use international human rights laws to protect their interests and prevent depredations on their culture, land, and way of life has come at a time…

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UN FW Agenda 2015 forward

May 5, 2015

[English and Spanish Text] The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) concluded its 14th Meeting on 1 May by issuing a series of new recommendations for action by…

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Divestment Farce

May 1, 2015

Fossil fuel divestment targets only publicly traded stocks; but pension funds targeted by the 350 divestment campaign invest hundreds of billions in privately traded securities, such as hedge funds and…

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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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