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Turn the Tables

November 15, 2014

As First Nations in Canada exercise jurisdiction over traditional territories, Ottawa is working to undermine indigenous rights recently recognized in international law. As resource extraction and export on these territories…

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Viva Catalonia

November 10, 2014

Catalonia is one of my most favorite Fourth World nations. It is has been occupied by the Phonecians, Greeks, Romans, and the emergent kingdom of Spain over the last three…

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Changes in Language Over Time: Self-Determination

November 8, 2014

Language is always changing because as society changes, so must the language we use to describe it. Consider how our present day lexicon compares to a generation ago: back then,…

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Gates vs. Democracy

November 7, 2014

Gates Foundation, founded on proceeds from Microsoft, is understandably oriented toward pursuing privatization worldwide. It is, after all, what made Gates wealthy and influential. Privatization of global agriculture, like health…

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Tlingit & Haida & WCIP

November 5, 2014

Vice President Micklin is responsible to his government and the 29,000 members of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. In intergovernmental forums such as the United Nations and inter-tribal…

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Bush Medicine and Ebola

October 29, 2014

Bush medicine, traditional medicine, spirit dancing, and countless other healing systems distinguish one people from another–one culture from another. The immense diversity of healing systems reflects the many cultural realities…

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Land Reform in Vanuatu

October 15, 2014

In Vanuatu, in the South Pacific’s Melanesia, land ownership is based on a traditional land tenure system. 80% of the land is held by extended families, but land laws and…

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Oh Gosh Canada: Blocking Food?

October 6, 2014

In this space I called attention to the government of Canada and its objection to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document. That document would commit UN Member states…

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Nature Bats Last

October 2, 2014

A radio interview with Cory Morningstar — distinguished investigative journalist and media analyst — about reality, truth and knowledge related to climate change adaptation.

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Best of Indigenous News

October 1, 2014

People Land Truth 2014 now available at IC Magazine.

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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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