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  • Protecting Indigenous Property

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    In this briefing memorandum, indigenous scholars discuss intellectual property rights as perceived by indigenous nations. Noting the right to collective ownership as an essential element of indigenous culture, the authors clarify the fundamental difference in cultural perspectives that presently plagues relations between corporations, states and indigenous peoples. Protecting indigenous property, as they observe, requires developing… more

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  • Terror in the Tribes

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    Shortly after al Qaeda’s attacks on New York’s World Trade Center towers and the US Pentagon I sounded an alert to a deeper, long-term problem that will undermine states around the world. I argued that al Qaeda’s Saudi leader, Osama bin Ladin will seek to advantage his non-governmental, non-state organization by intimidating indigenous nations into… more

  • Congress of Nation and States

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    I wrote here (“Frustration Building” May 30 2006) about a Center for World Indigenous Studies sponsored plan in the Spring of 1992 for the organization of a Congress of Nations and State as a response to the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I wrote two-years ago: “In 1992, immediately after the collapse… more

  • Real News

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    The Real News coverage of the conflict in Bolivia was exemplary. You’re not going to find honesty and accuracy like this anywhere else on world TV. If for no other reason, Real News deserves your support. more

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  • License to Steal

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    The U.S. District Court decision last week on the Indian trust fund case is disappointing, but no surprise. Acknowledging that the government of the United States systematically stole their resource royalties for 120 years (and still is), the court awarded the plaintiffs what the perpetrating agency attorneys recommended — 1% of what was stolen. The… more

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