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Growing Pains

December 9, 2008

In his 1996 treatise Tribes, Institutions, Markets, Networks, RAND analyst David Ronfeldt proposed a framework about societal evolution that viewed the conflict between these primary forms of social organization as…

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Indigenous Delegates Meet Bolivia in Poland

December 8, 2008

Poznan, Poland 8 December 2008 — Representatives of Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and President Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Indian Nation meeting as the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus met this morning with…

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WIPCE 2008

December 8, 2008

Celebrating diversity, culture and sharing indigenous wisdom. More than three thousand indigenous delegates from around the world have gathered in Melbourne at the three-yearly World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education…

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Poznan, Climate and Minds Must Change

December 7, 2008

Posnan, Poland 6 December 2008. The United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change could not have found a better place to convene the 14th session of the Conference of Parties…

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Learning by Blogging

December 7, 2008

Collaborative Learning In Learning by Blogging, Earth News looks at the collaborative learning environment enhanced by blog platforms. As many readers already know, they are particularly well-adapted to international and…

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The Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages Statement of Principles

The Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages Statement of Principles

December 7, 2008

Hello, In 2007 the Israeli government created a commission charged with making recommendations on how to solve the problem of the Bedouin in the Negev. We expect their recommendations in…

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Bad News

December 6, 2008

Palestinians expect Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be worse than Condoleeza Rice in terms of her support for Israeli Apartheid. Citing Senator Clinton’s vociferous rejection of the International Criminal…

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Deep-sixing Commitments

December 5, 2008

Shortchanging Change Goldman Sachs’ golden boy has now removed one of his top campaign promises from his website. The windfall profits tax on oil companies, promised often by the Obama…

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Working Against the System

December 4, 2008

Abolishing slavery is an easy position to take: pass some laws, and sent out the cops; any politician can do it. Abolishing poverty — the desperate condition that makes slavery…

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UNU

December 3, 2008

The Traditional Knowledge Bulletin of United Nations University is a handy place to find out what international gatherings are taking place that impact indigenous peoples, often without their participation. UNU,…

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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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