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Sovereignty and Treaty Protection

March 4, 2015

For indigenous peoples, protecting themselves from attack has to be done simultaneous with developing self-determination infrastructure. One area they must pay attention to is the role of religious bigotry and…

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How a State Becomes a Nation-State

February 20, 2015

In Fourth Word Theory we make distinctions between nations, states, and nation-states, in contradistinction to mainstream international relations theory. IRT takes as a given that all three terms are interchangeable…

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Indigenous Knowledge Denied in AZ

February 16, 2015

As might be expected the tangible, educational successes borne from the implementation of indigenous knowledge has again slammed into bigoted, legislative and judicial barriers in a settler state (United States…

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Ending FW Wars: A Proposal

February 13, 2015

My colleague Heidi Bruce writes in “Paved with Bad Intentions” a piece recounting the Ñatho (Otomî) efforts to stop construction of the Toluca-Naucalpan Super Highway by the Mexican government, “lasting…

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Cuarta Guerra Mundial, una propuesta

February 13, 2015

Published in the Fourth World Eye in the English, we provide the same article in Spanish for our Spanish Speaking Friends around the world.

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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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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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