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An Unseemly Tradition

December 11, 2010

Last month, in the runup to COP 16, the National Congress of American Indians called upon the US State Department and the UN to create a new category of Indigenous Nation…

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Lackey Journalism

December 11, 2010

Reading yesterday’s IPS report on COP 16, I am reminded of earlier conferences, where the European forces of globalization divided up other peoples’ lands by international agreement. Not having transcripts…

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Market-Based Climate Schemes: Rejected

December 10, 2010

Indigenous peoples’ representatives in Cancun, México have flatly rejected the market-based approach to global warming called REDD (United Nations Reduction of Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Thousands of indigenous…

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Hoodwinking Harpies

December 10, 2010

Having successfully undermined legally binding carbon emission reductions for major polluters like Canada, the US and China, the United States team at Cancun is now moving full court press on…

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The Paradox of Participation

December 10, 2010

Having followed and chronicled the United Nations — in particular its conventions and other protocols affecting the extension of human rights to indigenous peoples — I think it is safe…

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Friends

December 9, 2010

As I noted in this August 2008 testimonial, The Real News Network has broken new ground by including the indigenous perspective. As states like China and the US try to…

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Insane Policies

December 8, 2010

Killing Navajo Uranium mining on Navajo land over the last seventy years has caused widespread cancer among Navajo communities, so much so that the Navajo Nation has banned all uranium…

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Climate Charades

December 7, 2010

As reported by Stephen Leahy from Cancun, the UN COP 16 climate change conference, like the one in Copenhagen, is a charade.

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Arrest Obama

December 6, 2010

Obama’s death squads in West Papua, the Indonesian military special forces known as Kopassus, are now targeting indigenous religious leaders for assassination. In July, Barack Obama lifted the restrictions on…

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Convergence Against Corruption

December 6, 2010

Joshua Tree reports from Cancun, where federal police harassment of the Mayan caravan has failed to prevent indigenous leaders from mobilizing an international convergence of indigenous communities against the corruption…

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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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