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Botswana Gives Bushmen Tough Conditions

December 12, 2006

Botswana’s government Thursday accepted a court order to allow the Bushmen, the nation’s last hunter-gatherers, to live on their ancestral lands. But at the same time, officials imposed tough conditions…

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Natives of Guam Decry U.S. Expansion Plan

Natives of Guam Decry U.S. Expansion Plan

December 12, 2006

A Pentagon plan for a massive military build-up on the Pacific island of Guam is meeting with resistance by ethnic Chamorros who live there and the Chamorro diaspora in the…

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Forest People in India Take War on Evictions to the Cities

December 12, 2006

For many years the issue of tribal rights over forests remained low-key as petty officials collected bribes and chickens from tribals and in return allowed them to cultivate the fields….

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Indigenous organizations launch an appeal for peace in Malakal

December 12, 2006

A consortium of indigenous organizations operating in Upper Nile State of Southern Sudan are shocked and dismayed at news regarding the serious fighting which took place in Malakal between the…

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World gene-mapping project hitting snags

December 12, 2006

The National Geographic Society’s multimillion-dollar project to collect DNA from indigenous groups around the world in the hopes of reconstructing humanity’s ancient migrations has come to a standstill on its…

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Massive land reform passed in Bolivia

Massive land reform passed in Bolivia

December 12, 2006

Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law several progressive measures on Nov. 28, including a bill to reclaim tens of thousands of square kilometers of unproductive land from wealthy farmers

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Indigenous People Gaining Ground (On Paper)

December 12, 2006

For the first time ever, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has devoted a chapter to indigenous peoples in its annual Social Panorama report on the…

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Indigenous Groups Tell WIPO,

December 12, 2006

This week, a key World Intellectual Property Organization committee is debating policies related to the protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions (folklore) and genetic resources with an eye to…

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Chin: Turning Refugees into ‘Terrorists’: A U.S. Legislative Trap

December 12, 2006

The Karen refugees from on the Thai-Burmese border do not know it yet, but perhaps their miserable existence in legal limbo will end soon, thanks to the results of the…

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A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

December 12, 2006

Within the framework of the title,

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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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