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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.
  • Anti-Indian History

    While national figures in the Anti-Indian network were featured speakers at the April 6 conference, the local organizer has a history of organizing Anti-Indian political violence. That history is both disturbing and well-documented.
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  • Anti-Indian Conference

    Citizens Equal Rights Alliance meets in Washington State to mobilize regional resentment against American Indian tribal sovereignty. Water rights, casino gambling, land acquisition targeted. Local organizer has Christian Patriot militia ties.
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  • Nation to Nation Now

    Livestream symposium from Toronto, Saturday, March 23. Learn about Canada's plan to terminate First Nations, and what First Nations are doing about it.
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  • The Shadow of Colonialism

    In The Jurisgenerative Moment in Indigenous Human Rights, Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley examine the growing global consciousness surrounding the international indigenous movement. In their paper, Carpenter and Riley… more >>
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  • Implementing UNDRIP

    International law and federal Indian policy. A conference at Arizona State University, with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Dr. James Anaya. April 19, 2013.
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  • Indigenous Peoples Movement

    On January 10, 2013, WBAI New York's Tiokasin Ghosthorse of First Voices Indigenous Radio interviewed John Schertow, editor and publisher of Intercontinental Cry (IC) magazine, about the world indigenous peoples' movement and the… more >>
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  • Dismantling Discovery

    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery is the subject of an international conference to be held April 19-20 at Arizona State University.
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