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.
  • Turn the Tables

    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 more >>
  • Nature Bats Last

    A radio interview with Cory Morningstar -- distinguished investigative journalist and media analyst -- about reality, truth and knowledge related to climate change adaptation.
  • Best of Indigenous News

    People Land Truth 2014 now available at IC Magazine.
  • Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Denounce Canada

    Matthew Coon Come the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) denounced the Canadian government's rejection of the principle of "free, prior and informed consent" as contrary to… more >>
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • Imperial Civil Society

    False Fronts for Wall Street are examined at CounterPunch news.
  • White Supremacy Wedge Issue

    In No Justice on the Plate, Chuck Tanner examines the water quality battle between Washington tribes and big business, including the fear mongering by the usual suspects from the Far Right. As… more >>
  • 350: Agent Saboteur

    As reported at Wrong Kind of Green, 350 in 2010 tried to sabotage the People's Agreement in Cochabamba, Bolivia--the first and only climate conference led by indigenous peoples. While 350 and other… more >>
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