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The Niger Delta

Published: July 4, 2010, Author: JayTaber

Ogoni Oil

The Niger Delta, home to 31 million people and one of the most important wetlands in the world, is also one of the most oil-polluted sites on Earth. Caught between callous oil companies and crooked bureaucracies, the indigenous Ogoni reap all the harm and none of the benefits. Watching their environment and livelihoods disintegrate over the last half century, the Ogoni rightly ask why American consumers don’t care.

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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