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Learning from History

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In the 1990s, when Indian tribes and environmentalists united in protecting the watersheds of Washington state, the Washington Association of Realtors (WAR) and the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) organized and funded vigilante groups throughout the state to corrupt elections, undermine responsible government, and threaten activists and public officials. Some construction union leaders aided [&hellip... more →

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Olympics Maul

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It was no surprise last year when the only four countries in the UN to oppose human rights for indigenous peoples were Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Now that Canada is trying to evict the Shuswap people from their territories in order to build Olympic tourism developments, Independent Media Center takes a [&hellip... more →

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Sacred Space

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I have often marveled at writers who could create beautiful stories from adversity–powerful works of art exhibiting the dignity of creativity under duress. I have also often wondered if guardians of this sacred space, those who protect it from wrathful oblivion, can ever fully enter it without the sense of an outsider observing from a [&hellip... more →

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Talk’s Cheap

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Robert Tim Coulter of the Indian Law Resource Center notes that an apology from Congress to American Indians for past discrimination rings hollow absent a willingness by Congress to cease committing discriminatory practices in the present... more →

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Re-founding Nation-states

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There are other indigenous movements that do not demand autonomies but the re-founding of nation-states based on indigenous cultures. This is the tendency most apparent in the various movements in the Andean region of the continent, especially among the Aymara in Bolivia. With the decision to build autonomies, indigenous peoples seek to disperse power in [&hellip... more →

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