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Beating the Odds

Published: February 12, 2012, Author: JayTaber

Most of the news about indigenous peoples is bad: states, corporations and vigilantes threatening, assaulting or murdering them in order to steal their land and resources. Occasionally, though, we hear of indigenous communities — often in collaboration with civil society supporters — that surmount the odds. For one Guarani community in Brazil, beating the odds means they can return to their land, rather than slowly dying in exile.

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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