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.
  • Biafra on Trial

    Nigerian police killed ten Biafran pro-secession demonstrators, as protests called by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) coincided with the trial of Nnamdi Kanu and two other activists in favor of independence of Biafra from Nigeria.
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  • Trafficking Native Women

    Oil and gas development has brought violent crime and a disturbing increase in sex trafficking of Native women on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
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  • This Changes Nothing

    350.org claims to be grassroots, but its annual income exceeds millions, its staff receive six-figure salaries, and -- as a Rockefeller project -- is very far removed from the true concept of grass roots. The word disingenuous,… more
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  • Keeping the Faith

    Spiritual rehabilitation of Native American prisoners in Washington State's 12 Department of Corrections facilities is aided by the support of Washington Tribes, that recognize the value of religious freedom -- such as use of the… more
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  • Cultural Imperialism

    Unequal relationships between civilizations, exemplified by the cultural hegemony of Eurocentric NGOs in the practice of ecotourism, maintains social constructs of domination.
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  • Shining a Light

    CERA -- "The Ku Klux Klan of Indian Country" -- has gotten off lightly. Seattle area media has apparently given these white supremacists a free pass to organize in the Pacific Northwest.



    Tribal leaders in the region have made… more
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