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UNDRIP Protocol?

February 10, 2015

Last year the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) authorized a study into the possibility of the UN drafting an ‘Optional Protocol” that could be adopted by states’ government…

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Social Capitalists

February 9, 2015

After successfully bewitching the greens into falling for college campus fossil fuel divestment in the US — which helped Wall Street consolidate its fossil fuel control — Wall Street is…

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CO2

February 8, 2015

Per capita (per person) emissions: Ecuador: 2.2 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita | Bolivia: 1.15 tonnes CO2 of emissions per capita | Venezuela: 6.30 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita |…

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Greenwashing Wall Street

February 7, 2015

Excerpts from the McKibben’s Divestment Tour: Brought to You by Wall Street series by Cory Morningstar: Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) is a partner of the World Business Council…

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Public Good Awards

January 31, 2015

Public Good Correspondent Awards for 2014 include John Ahni Schertow for “Best Interview” of CWIS chair Dr. Rudolph C. Ryser.

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Winter Berries – Coastal Salish

January 24, 2015

Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for…

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FW Economy Dead End

January 22, 2015

Fourth World peoples throughout the world generally do not benefit from state economies that measure their economic future using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP – production minus cost) and productivity….

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Asian Fourth World Battles Against Corporate Exploitation

January 20, 2015

The Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact , formed in 1988, “is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending…

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Azawad: A Stateless Democracy

January 14, 2015

In To Make a World, Part II: The Art of Creating a State, Jonas Staal observes that in contrast to the mass-performance of the French, which was staged to reinforce…

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Biocultural Synergy

January 8, 2015

People are animals too, but too frequently human beings chose to step out of the chain of biological and cultural relationships that make the planet work more smoothly. Conventional scientists…

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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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