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  • Can’t Live Without It

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    In the present era of networks and netwars, think tanks like the Center for World Indigenous Studies function much like tribal protector societies, only on a global scale. Guarding against toxic ideas that can lead humanity astray, associations of scholars affiliated with these intellectual repositories and networks of activists relying on these learning centers serve… more

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  • Traditional Knowledge

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    As with all Native American cultures, traditional knowledge is central to Hopi culture. There is no more rewarding method of learning than the original “interactive method,” speaking and listening. For the Hopi, traditional knowledge explains not only the origin of all peoples but provides lessons for how to live today. Multi-level learning Most of us… more

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  • Live and Learn

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    Sacred knowledge, archived in aboriginal cosmologies, begins with long, careful observation. This keen awareness is honed by trial and error, discussion and reflection, as well as vision and insight. An example of a first step toward sacred knowledge is the relatively recent scientific discovery that all things are connected. I remember the revelatory delight of… more

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  • Outside Official Channels

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    On the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court last week, the deputy prosecutor traveled to Nigeria to hear evidence against four Central African states. Cases of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity are generally referred to the ICC by states or state-serving institutions like the UN Security Council. Generally speaking, this is a… more

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  • Key Battleground

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    Culture, as a component of social power, refers to the entire panorama of conventional beliefs and practices. One cannot talk intelligently about culture if one does not also introduce the dynamics of social power. In the sociopolitical struggles of this world, culture is a key battleground. —Michael Parenti more

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