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Half Humanity Malnourished

Half Humanity Malnourished

November 28, 2014

The World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization have just completed the Second International Conference on Nutrition (November 2014). In 22 years since the first conference no significant…

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Alyssa Macy Appointed Fellow in FGE

Alyssa Macy Appointed Fellow in FGE

November 27, 2014

Alyssa Macy has been appointed to the post of Fellow for International Policy under the Center for World Indigenous Studies Forum for Global Relations program. She is a resident of…

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Irradiating FW peoples!

November 25, 2014

Electromagnetic Warfare Training facilities: US Navy Plan 2014 Construction of electromagnetic warfare facilities, nuclear testing and production sites and other radiation producing projects have been constructed in rural, low population…

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Surfing and the Politics of Sovereignty and Identity

November 17, 2014

People who know me know the diversity of my interests. On one hand, I am firmly entrenched in my identity as a person of American Indian heritage. On the other,…

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Turn the Tables

November 15, 2014

As First Nations in Canada exercise jurisdiction over traditional territories, Ottawa is working to undermine indigenous rights recently recognized in international law. As resource extraction and export on these territories…

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Viva Catalonia

November 10, 2014

Catalonia is one of my most favorite Fourth World nations. It is has been occupied by the Phonecians, Greeks, Romans, and the emergent kingdom of Spain over the last three…

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Changes in Language Over Time: Self-Determination

November 8, 2014

Language is always changing because as society changes, so must the language we use to describe it. Consider how our present day lexicon compares to a generation ago: back then,…

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Gates vs. Democracy

November 7, 2014

Gates Foundation, founded on proceeds from Microsoft, is understandably oriented toward pursuing privatization worldwide. It is, after all, what made Gates wealthy and influential. Privatization of global agriculture, like health…

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Tlingit & Haida & WCIP

November 5, 2014

Vice President Micklin is responsible to his government and the 29,000 members of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. In intergovernmental forums such as the United Nations and inter-tribal…

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Bush Medicine and Ebola

October 29, 2014

Bush medicine, traditional medicine, spirit dancing, and countless other healing systems distinguish one people from another–one culture from another. The immense diversity of healing systems reflects the many cultural realities…

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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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