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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    The National Geographic Society's multimillion-dollar project to collect DNA from indigenous groups around the world in the hopes of reconstructing humanity's ancient migrations has come to a standstill on its home turf in North America
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  • Massive land reform passed in Bolivia

    Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law several progressive measures on Nov. 28, including a bill to reclaim tens of thousands of square kilometers of unproductive land from wealthy farmers
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  • Indigenous People Gaining Ground (On Paper)

    For the first time ever, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has devoted a chapter to indigenous peoples in its annual Social Panorama report on the region
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  • Indigenous Groups Tell WIPO,

    This week, a key World Intellectual Property Organization committee is debating policies related to the protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions (folklore) and genetic resources with an eye to helping… more >>
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  • Chin: Turning Refugees into 'Terrorists': A U.S. Legislative Trap

    The Karen refugees from on the Thai-Burmese border do not know it yet, but perhaps their miserable existence in legal limbo will end soon, thanks to the results of the midterm elections in the United States.
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  • A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

    Within the framework of the title,
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  • A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

    The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has held its VIII General Assembly (GA), and deliberated on organizational reform to strengthen UNPO and its upcoming activities around the world.
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