Forum for Global Exchange

Forum for Global Exchange

Fourth World nations the world over are at the center of global events. Whether the topic is health and healing one finds the ancient knowledge of Fourth World nations in the center of the debate. If the topic is climate change or environmental protection, that Fourth World nations occupy territories on which 80% of the world's last remaining biodiversity are located nations hold the key to how to preserve life on the planet.
CWIS has begun to organize a coalition of Fourth World Nations under the leadership of the San Francisco Xochicoatla (Mexico) to work for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Mohican Nation, Pequot, Lenape (US), Biafra of Nigeria, Qom of Argentina and Rohingya of Burma have joined to endorse the CWIS drafted Joint Statement of Constitutional and Indigenous Governments presented to UN Member states and Fourth World Governments worldwide.
Great power politics between states' governments most often have Fourth World nations at the center of contests over wealth and power. Their strategic importance in each locality far outweighs their size.When Fourth World nations engage each other or states' governments they are involved in a GLOBAL EXCHANGE. This program aims to facilitate the exchanges between Fourth World Nations and between these nations and the various international states.It is the prospect of dialogue and negotiations between Fourth World Nations and their neighbors that remains the focus of this program.
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    In the introductory episode of Deconstructing the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, investigative journalists Vanessa Beeley and Cory Morningstar join social commentator Forrest Palmer in a 90-minute podcast about NGOs as… more
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  • A Supportive Environment

    On October 12, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved a resolution calling for the federal government to extend treaty rights and benefits to the Duwamish tribe. The resolution states that the school board’s approval… more
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  • Examining Christian Identity

    As Presidential candidate Donald Trump courts white nationalists from such organizations as the American Freedom Party, a review of Christian white supremacy in the US seems timely. In this second issue of INSiGHT, we examine… more
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  • Alliance vs Tar Sands

    The First Nations Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion--signed by 50 Indigenous nations in Vancouver and Quebec on September 22--opposes TransCanada, Kinder Morgan, and Enbridge pipeline projects in their traditional… more
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  • Freedom Train

    Before there was media, there was the spoken word. Returning to this primary form of communication, Yinka Dene Alliance in 2012 traveled across Canada to engage the public face-to-face on the issue of First Nations opposition to… more
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  • Westphalia to Manhattan

    While dysfunctional as its member states under globalization, the UN is nevertheless better than nothing. It just can't wave a magic wand and fix the problems caused by the corruption of governance worldwide since the 2008 financial crisis.
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  • Silencing Dissent

    Zionist fascism threatens the freedom to dissent, not only in Palestine, but now in New York, and tomorrow throughout the United States. Silencing dissent, as official policy, is the game plan of both Governor Cuomo and Hillary Clinton.
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