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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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Land Reform in Vanuatu

October 15, 2014

In Vanuatu, in the South Pacific’s Melanesia, land ownership is based on a traditional land tenure system. 80% of the land is held by extended families, but land laws and…

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Oh Gosh Canada: Blocking Food?

October 6, 2014

In this space I called attention to the government of Canada and its objection to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document. That document would commit UN Member states…

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Nature Bats Last

October 2, 2014

A radio interview with Cory Morningstar — distinguished investigative journalist and media analyst — about reality, truth and knowledge related to climate change adaptation.

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Best of Indigenous News

October 1, 2014

People Land Truth 2014 now available at IC Magazine.

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Oh Canada: The Fraudulent State

September 30, 2014

The Canadian government presents itself to the world as the leading advocate of human rights, promoter of democracy–the country with a heart. Hidden behind this facade is a mean spirited,…

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Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Denounce Canada

Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Denounce Canada

September 30, 2014

Matthew Coon Come the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) denounced the Canadian government’s rejection of the principle of “free, prior and informed consent” as…

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Smooth Talkers: Marketing Imperial Civil Society

September 29, 2014

After the Vietnam War, big dogs in the Democratic Party transitioned from belligerent blowhards to smooth talkers. The party of cold warriors became hot stuff. Capitalizing on the popular subculture…

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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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