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Self-government, Nations and States

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There has been a revolution in the Fourth World, of sorts, underway for the better portion of the last twenty-five years: Self-governing nations recognized by individual states’ governments and even in the international community. This last Spring the Catalan’s–more than six million strong–claimed and received Spanish governmental recognition of their status as a nation. The [&hellip... more →

Serious Science

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In this 2003 report by CWIS associate scholar Anke Weisheit, traditional medicine in contemporary Uganda is examined as, “a complex combination of activities, order of knowledge, beliefs, and customs.” In this article announcing an award for developing herbal medicine and preserving traditional knowledge, Anke observes that these locally produced remedies are “serious science.&#... more →

Stopping HIV/AIDS in Africa

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In Ghana there are few orthodox medical practitioners and many traditional healers. By some estimates for every orthodox medical partitioner there are 200,000 people and for every traditional healer there are 200 people. Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah strongly supported and facilitated government policy for the dominant role of traditional healers in Ghanaian [&hellip... more →

Eye to Eye

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There’s a small room attached to the senior center that serves as the museum for the Quileute tribe on the central coast of Washington. On display are artifacts — mostly baskets — that depict large canoes of Indians in pursuit of Humpback whales. Now days, they no longer hunt whales, but still fish salmon and [&hellip... more →

Discoveries

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“New tribe discovered”… could be the title of an old movie about Christopher Columbus’s times. In today’s reality, it is the western centric language used in the media to report on an incident that must feel like a lived horror film to the people it involves: A previously unknown group of indigenous people recently escaped [&hellip... more →

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