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.
  • Crude Awakening

    Organized racism likely to increase in the Pacific Northwest with crude oil export.
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  • Emmett Oliver Walks On

    Emmett Oliver, founder of Paddle to Seattle and citizen of the Quinault Nation, embodied leadership. As an educator and advocate for Indigenous Peoples, Oliver's efforts were instrumental in spawning the American Indian Movement… more
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  • Outdated and Unconscionable

    National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby calls industrial vision at Cherry Point* outdated and unconscionable. Threats to Lummi Nation’s cultural heritage, as well as to endangered species like Orca whale… more
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  • Citizen Journalism

    Sandy Robson, Public Good Correspondent award-winner for 2014 and 2015, has received the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism award for 2015. Sandy is the only investigative journalist to uncover financial connections between… more
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  • Threatening Free Speech

    Boycotting Israeli fascism is illegal in the UK and France. Canada and the US threaten criminal prosecution against supporters of the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Campus… more
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  • Christian Identity

    Christian Patriots, from the Ruby Ridge shoot-out to the Oklahoma City bombing to the Oregon standoff, have something in common--a belief in Christian Identity doctrine, that asserts the existence of two races on earth: a godly… more
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