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Gangster Capitalism

December 18, 2012

Galdu reports on how indigenous activism in Russia merits a visit from the Russian police and torture by the secret service. Gangster capitalism at its best.

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Confronting Canada

December 18, 2012

Radio Canada International interviews CWIS associate scholar Taiaiake Alfred about the mainstream indigenous Idle No More movement, and the more radical traditional indigenous governance suppressed by Canada and the imposed…

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Indian Country’s Disconnect about Israel

December 15, 2012

This week Muscogee Creek scholar and literary diva Joy Harjo ignited a firestorm of controversy when she announced on Facebook that she was leaving for a trip to Israel where…

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Traditions and Values

December 15, 2012

The traditions and values that Tim DeChristopher and Julian Assange grew up with are different from your average consumer-oriented family. DeChristopher’s mother was an activist against mountaintop removal by coal…

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First Nations Kinships

December 14, 2012

When the agents of the Dominion of Canada assigned Coast Salish peoples to reserves in the 19th Century, they brought with them foreign concepts of property and governance. Assigning the…

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Demonizing Tradition

December 13, 2012

Domestic terrorism is hardly something new to American Indian reservations. From the experience with missionaries to the tragedy of boarding schools, Native Americans know what terrorism is all about. But…

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

December 11, 2012

Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies…

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Great White Father Syndrome

December 7, 2012

The Great White Father syndrome displayed by the governments of Canada and Australia toward indigenous peoples this week has deep roots. Rooted in European Christian colonialism, the edicts handed down…

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Chief Seattle’s People

December 6, 2012

On the website of the Duwamish Tribe, tribal members give a video tour of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, including tribal history and the struggle with the United States…

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Walking in the Truth

December 5, 2012

In this short video, Githabul Elder Uncle Kevin captures Aboriginal reality in Australia, and speaks eloquently to the spirit that resides in their hearts.

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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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