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.
  • An Open Letter to PBS Television

    Regarding "After The Mayflower," (the first episode of "We Shall Remain"), the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the Tribal Historic… more
  • School of Self Government Opens in Chile

    Based on sections of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Mapuche School of Self Government began its first day of classes Jan. 14 in Temuko, Chile.
  • International Indigenous Peoples

    The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) response to the call from Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice for Parties (SBSTA) and accredited observers to submit their views on
  • Rights Severely Curtailed in West Papua

    The increasing number of arrests and detentions on political grounds in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia are a matter of grave concern. In recent months, several incidents were reported in which indigenous Papuans were arrested… more
  • Biafra News Agency #20

    President Umaru Yar'Adua has approved the immediate recall of Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States, retired Brigadier-General Oluwole Rotimi, for "gross insubordination. "
    Sources at the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC… more