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U.N. declaration becomes law of the land in Bolivia

U.N. declaration becomes law of the land in Bolivia

December 12, 2007

In the Government Palace of Bolivia and surrounded by cheering Native leaders and other representatives, President Evo Morales announced the passage of National Law 3760 or the Rights of Indigenous…

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Local and accessible

December 9, 2007

It is often said that progress is inevitable and that things will always get better as a result of progress. In recent years my own observation, as I am sure…

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Big Bucks: “Legal” Battles

December 9, 2007

When fighting for human rights and justice indigenous nations use the legal system imposed upon them by the settlers. After decades or centuries of dealing with these systems  indigenous nations…

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Isolated Incidents

December 7, 2007

Three recent news items caught my eye this week. One on Canadian mining corporations supporting murderous dictators around the globe, another on Yahoo selling the IDs of four dissident writers…

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Canadian Government Urged to Rein in Mining Sector

Canadian Government Urged to Rein in Mining Sector

December 7, 2007

Canadian mining companies continue to come under scrutiny from civil society organisations for international human rights violations and environmental damage that critics say the Canadian government has done little to…

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New South Wales
 native title deal the largest

New South Wales native title deal the largest

December 5, 2007

The largest native title deal ever struck in NSW has given the Githabul people claim to more than 112,000 hectares of national parks and state forests in the state’s north.

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The stellar role of little bear

December 1, 2007

To many cultures Little Bear (Latin: Ursa Minor) was the Hole in which the earth’s axle found its bearing, the constellation most commonly associated with Polaris, the North Star. Most…

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Human Need and Nature’s Capacity to Restore

November 29, 2007

In Canada and the United States about 5% of tribal economies are so-called “informal.” In Mexico about twenty percent of the indigenous community economy is considered by conventional economists as…

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Political Illiteracy

November 24, 2007

In his December 1990 report Right Woos Left, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates examined neo-fascist overtures to antiwar activists, and the need to confront rightist ideologies and bigotry by…

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Discovering Indigenous Europe

November 23, 2007

Famous Roman myths and legends are considered true reality, historic facts in Europe. On the Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome, Italy, archaeologists have discovered one…

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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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