Center for World Indigenous Studies
Join the movement Donate

Eyes on the World

January 19, 2011

For scholars and activists involved in indigenous peoples’ liberation, understanding digital media is an essential aspect of Fourth World communications development.  As First Nations assert their rights under the international…

read more

Assimilation

January 18, 2011

Tim Fontaine of Media Indigena reports on the unusual banning of native spirituality by a Cree community in northern Quebec, what one of his readers says is the ultimate act…

read more

Against the Wild

January 17, 2011

A while back I wrote a commentary on the current conflict between nomadic and settler culture in my ancestral homeland of Ireland. In that commentary, I opined that the drive…

read more

South Sudan Will be Independent, But

January 16, 2011

The peoples of South Sudan have been suffering the greed and bigotry of leaders in the north of Sudan since the colonial transition in 1956.  British mistakes and faulty political…

read more

Ideology and Language

January 14, 2011

While President Obama and his cabinet evade their constitutional duties in public security and law enforcement, providing instead religious bromides amid mindless political theatre, Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish Studies…

read more

On Their Own Terms

January 12, 2011

Residing on the north side of the Golden Gate, I daily encounter young Mayan mothers pushing strollers through the park where I walk my dog; Mayan children perhaps outnumber all…

read more

Collective Punishment

January 12, 2011

 The Goldstone Report, an abridged copy of the UN report on the 2008-2009 attack on Gaza by the State of Israel, is now available in book form. Edited by Adam…

read more

History Culture and Healing

January 11, 2011

Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota, is a groundbreaking study on the effects of historical trauma, the normalization of sexual exploitation and…

read more

A Signal Moment

January 11, 2011

As the Chilean government faces international criticism for the recent police and military attacks on the Rapanui parliament, it also faces a looming deadline set by the Inter-American Commission on…

read more

Murderous Ideology

January 10, 2011

At first glance, the murder of a federal judge and attempted assassination of a member of the US Congress may seem to have nothing to do with indigenous peoples. Even…

read more

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.

access here