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Indigenous Exclusion

December 7, 2009

Under international law, 80% of biodiversity on planet Earth is the property of indigenous peoples. Their governments, their efforts, and their exclusion by the UN and its member states are…

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Starting Anew

December 7, 2009

As noted in Indian Country Today, it’s time to bury the American hostility toward the Sioux Nation, and a good way to start is by establishing a new national monument…

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CWIS Delivers Written Testimony to Congress on Tribal Concerns About Climate Change

CWIS Delivers Written Testimony to Congress on Tribal Concerns About Climate Change

December 7, 2009

The US Senate is currently discussing climate change legislation known as Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAP). This legislation, along with the American Clean Energy and Security Act…

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Nuu Chah Nulth Fish

December 6, 2009

A few years before we moved from Bellingham, Washington to San Francisco in the late 1990s, we took a trip to the remote fishing village of Tofino on Vancouver Island’s…

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Western Shoshone Prevail at Ninth Circuit Court on Mining Sacred Land

December 6, 2009

In a major ruling this week, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked construction of the the largest open pit gold mine in the United States, Barrick Gold’s Cortez…

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Transforming the Settler State

December 5, 2009

Native feminist and UC professor Andrea Smith discusses sovereignty, indigenous nationhood, and transforming the settler-state. In her videotaped presentation, Professor Smith examines the logic of sexual violence at the root…

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Climate Caravan to Copenhagen

December 5, 2009

Strong fighters for social and climate justice travelled through Frankfurt today on a caravan that is driving from Geneva to Copenhagen, December 3-9. Politically aware people from around the world…

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Reawakening

December 4, 2009

As government delegates from around the world gather next week in Copenhagen for UN climate change talks, they will be greeted by an Indigenous peoples film festival, comprising a collection…

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Dying For Money in Peru’s Jungle

December 4, 2009

Suffering, in real danger of being wiped out from a hepatitis B infection is the indigenous nation of the Candoshi, estimated at 2,500, in Peru’s northern Amazon jungle. After Candoshi…

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Nuu-chah-nulth Win Right to Sell

December 4, 2009

When traveling along West Coast Highway 4 through the Tseshaht First Nation Reservation, you’ll see a line of signs advertising “Salmon.” Home to one of the west coast’s largest sockeye…

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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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