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UN Permanent Forum Documents 13th Session

June 20, 2014

As many will know the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held its 13th Session in New York at the UN Headquarters considering an extensive agenda over a ten day…

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States & Nations meet. The UN on the WCIP

June 9, 2014

Indigenous nations such as the Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca and Oneida have expressed deep concerns about the way the United Nations member states will carry out the High Level Plenary Meeting…

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Sacred Talk

June 6, 2014

On June 16 at Wexliem House, the Lummi Nation community welcomes an evening with Winona LaDuke in a Sacred Talk, sharing experiences of North American communities impacted by energy development….

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The “Chia Histe”

June 4, 2014

Commercializing natural or wild foods and medicines is not a new phenomenon.  It has been going on since the early colonizing of territories and peoples around the world.  The Chinese,…

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Autonomy in the EU

May 26, 2014

Stateless nations surge in European Parliament elections.

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What Time Is It?

May 15, 2014

The What Time Is It? videos analyze the cultural evolution of the human species over the last sixteen thousand years, looking forward to the possibility of a sustainable, diverse, connected…

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What will Nations Get on May 9th?

May 8, 2014

If Indigenous America enters into a “consultation” with the United States, without first mutually establishing the ground rules, they effectively leave the United States to dictate the terms and outcomes of a meeting.

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Rohingya Nation in Crisis

April 28, 2014

The government of Burma (Myanmar) joined 143 UN member states on 13 September 2007 approving without reservation all of the principals and mandates contained in the UN Declaration on the…

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A New Day

April 22, 2014

Dinosaur’s like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia might not know it, but it’s a new day in relations between indigenous nations and modern states. Diplomacy is the name of the…

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MAP OF THE WEEK: Native American Nations

April 12, 2014

Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian and Oklahoma native, has created a map of the original 595 tribal nations of America and their areas of residence—labeled in their own languages—prior to…

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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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