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Serious Surrender

December 12, 2010

Glenn Morris, a scholar from the Fourth World Center for the Study of International Law and Politics, observes that the State Department report — documenting the conditional US endorsement of…

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Indigenous Perspective

December 12, 2010

Indian Country Today provides an indigenous perspective on Cancun.

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Pause to Think

December 12, 2010

As mentioned here previously, palm oil plantations — promoted by corporations marketing biofuel and other first world luxuries — come at the expense of forests, biodiversity, and the indigenous peoples…

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State of Greed

December 12, 2010

The Oneida sovereignty struggle against the state of New York goes before the US Supreme Court in February. As noted earlier, the greed of the state is apparently insatiable.

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Rhetoric and Reality

December 12, 2010

In December 2009, when President Obama cut a back room deal at the UN gathering in Copenhagen, using threats and bribes to undermine indigenous peoples’ participation in climate change talks,…

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Partitioning Sudan: Self-Determination from Genocide

December 12, 2010

January 9, 2011 will be the day on which the Peoples of the Nuba Mountains and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) will have the opportunity to realize a decades…

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Murder for Money

December 12, 2010

Real News looks at the 18–year lawsuit by five indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian rainforest against Chevron Texaco. The suit, in which Texaco was proven to have dumped billions of…

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Maintaining Traditional Governance

December 12, 2010

With Canada’s half-hearted endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples looming in the background, Algonquins in Quebec are challenging Ottawa to abandon Department of Indian Affairs…

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Moral Conscience

December 12, 2010

When the moral conscience of a society no longer tolerates overt attacks on indigenous cultures by the dominant powers, the powerful have to resort to covert operations and public relations…

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Abya Yala v Obama

December 12, 2010

Abya Yala, the indigenous communications network that met in Colombia last month, has issued a Declaration of The First Continental Summit of Indigenous Communications. The summit, called to develop plans…

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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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