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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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Creative Funding

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The art of financing is a highly complex product of human creativity. Undoubtedly those of us who are masters of this art can be extremely influential. Especially so in the area of so called “development” aid. Unfortunately, where art and politics meet the potential “beauty” of possible positive results to behold in that area remains [&hellip... more →

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