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Mali Malaise

January 9, 2013

Mali’s new military dictatorship is in the unusual position of being unable to militarily defeat the indigenous Tuareg secessionists, while at the same time being uncomfortable with asking NATO or…

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Doing the Numbers

January 8, 2013

The economy of Canada has long been dependent on the theft of indigenous peoples’ resources. Cree, Algonquin, Dene, Anishnabe, Inuit and Ojibway resistance to this theft has been ongoing. Canada’s…

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Indigenous Struggles 2012

January 7, 2013

Indigenous Struggles 2012: Dispatches from the Fourth World, looks back at some of the major events of the global indigenous movement not covered by mainstream media. This collection of under-reported…

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Idle No More

January 6, 2013

In case Prime Minister Harper and the Government of Canada are confused about the demands of the First Nations, Defenders of the Land — the predecessor to Idle No More…

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Ending Canada’s Colonialism

January 4, 2013

With indigenous protests, demonstrations and blockades erupting across Canada recently, many might be wondering what’s the deal? Canada endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2010….

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Critical Analysis or Counter-Insurgency?

January 1, 2013

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is now in the 21st day of her hunger strike, her demand to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper having so far fallen on deaf ears….

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Medicinal Seaweeds

December 31, 2012

Ryan Drum at Island Herbs on Waldron Island is an interesting guy. I actually met him once in 1975 when he was kayacking and I was boating. His article on…

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A Colossal Fraud

December 30, 2012

In Colonialism and the Green Economy, Daniel C. Marotta and Jennifer Coute-Marotta report on the reality of the REDD carbon market scheme in Chiapas, where the Mexican government is relocating…

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A Hazardous Path

December 24, 2012

As the UN Security Council approves an African-led military force to intervene in the Mali civil war, France, the US and the African Union bring their own interests to a…

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Inherited Responsibility

December 23, 2012

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo says First Nations in Canada will not stand down while Canada seeks to develop their natural resources while neglecting the treaty…

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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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