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Natural Food Security: Quinua, Hauzontli, Chia

November 27, 2011

The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have…

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Free Education Free Minds

November 27, 2011

A few years back, CWIS fellow and Yakama Nation elder Russell Jim told of his youth and his rescue by his aunt from government run Indian boarding schools in the…

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Atmosphere of Hostility

November 26, 2011

The recent loss of the Schaghticoke Nation’s community pavilion to arson is tragic enough, but the fact that tribal leaders believe it is the consequence of actions by the State…

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Garden of Truth

November 18, 2011

Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota, published by Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition in collaboration with Prostitution Research and Education, has been released….

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Indigenous Nations of the World

November 17, 2011

In his article in Indian Country Today, Duane Champagne discusses the continuity and persistence of indigenous cultures and commitments to their own political forms. Recounting the evolution of nation states…

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Separate and Unequal

November 17, 2011

Real News reports from the West Bank, where, on Tuesday, Palestinian freedom riders boarded segregated settler buses. Reminiscent of the freedom rides in Mississippi Freedom Summer, the civil rights activists…

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Final Solution

November 13, 2011

If you look at the sum of UN programs rather than its pieces, a different picture emerges. As storytellers, it is our task to paint that picture through narratives that…

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Durban’s Climate Treaty by 2012?

November 12, 2011

The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa….

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New Book by Rudolph Ryser

November 12, 2011

To be published April 2012 INDIGENOUS NATIONS AND MODERN STATES 320 pages Published by Routledge In this volume Rudolph C. Ryser describes how indigenous peoples transformed themselves from anthropological curiosities…

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Displacing Sustainable Ways

November 11, 2011

The governments of Germany and Russia have teamed up to bring the Nenet people of the Yamal Peninsula into the modern age through energy development on their indigenous territory. The…

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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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