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.
  • Axis of Evil

    The 'New Economy' of 'clean energy' and 'sustainable capitalism' looks a lot like the old one.
  • Displaced Dispossessed Devalued

    Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation situates and evaluates "intangible cultural property claims in a larger history of the legal dispossession of Indian property".
  • Just Say No to 350

    Hijacking the environmental movement is a strategic long-term investment by the fossil fuel industry to cash in on the gullibility of young, impressionable climate change activists.
  • Amazigh Autonomy

    The indigenous people of North Africa, the Imazighen, survived the Arab conquest, and now face the threat of Islamic terrorism. In the chaotic aftermath of uprisings and NATO invasions, the Imazighen are seeking to establish an… more
  • CWIS Response to United Nations-IP Participation

    Essentially our goal and we believe the goal the President of the General Assembly should adopt is for indigenous peoples’ constitutional or customary governments and institutions to directly… more
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • Transforming the Values

    Presenting a new vision for the future of humankind is the result of a long preparation by the Fourth World. The history and future of this struggle is a dramatic journey to freedom, sure to inspire… more
  • Crime and Pretense

    Destroying Aboriginal self-determination in Australia is the subject of filmmaker John Pilger's commentary Starvation of Australia's Indigenous Peoples: Utopia's Dirty Secret.