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Double Standards

December 21, 2010

As Irish author David Cronin notes in his new book, the European Union is deeply in bed with Israel, which explains why when it comes to human rights, the EU…

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Faded From View

December 20, 2010

Americans by and large are immune to outrage over petty lying and graft. Slush funds, tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud—ordinary stuff. Then Wikileaks shined a light on the pathogens…

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Tanking Tar

December 19, 2010

The video Oil in Eden magnificently captures the spirit of life fiercely defended by Coastal First Nations and their friends in Canada’s British Columbia. United in opposition to Enbridge Oil’s…

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Genocide in Colombia

December 18, 2010

Colombia’s indigenous representatives call on Canada and Canada’s First Nations for protection from violence that threatens their very existence. UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples James Anaya has called on…

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Big Trouble

December 18, 2010

In this post, Deputy Special Envoy Jonathan Pershing of the US State Department says that balance is the key to making progress on climate change. He also lauds transparency as…

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US Government on UNDRIP: Yes, but No

December 18, 2010

US President Barak Obama, standing before a conference of Indian government, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian Native leaders, announced that his government “will support” the United Nations Declaration on the Rights…

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Brooking No Criticism

December 18, 2010

Tom Goldtooth, director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and spokesman for the indigenous peoples’ caucus at the UN climate change talks last year in Copenhagen, had his credentials revoked at…

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Maori TV

December 18, 2010

Mainstream Maori Programming examines the broadcast and digital challenges and opportunities for including Maori perspectives on New Zealand television.

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In Order To Prevail

December 18, 2010

The achievement by the World Indigenous Peoples’ Movement of institutionalizing human rights for themselves in international law is an example of the power of moral sanction. While protecting their collective…

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Court Supports Kurds

December 17, 2010

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the government of Turkey for banning Kurdish political parties. Arrests of Kurdish mayors and attacks on Kurdish communities by Turkey threaten…

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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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