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Disrupting Settled Expectations

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Tribal land claims against states always face stiff challenges in U.S. courts, precisely because U.S. courts are run by settlers. Siding with American Indian tribes against state governments happens in U.S. courts from time to time, but the Bush appointments made that much less likely. As reported in the Michigan Law Review, U.S. courts are [&hellip... more →

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Presiding Over Peace

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Keith Payne recounts the poetry of vitality offered by Oscar Oliva as the essence of revolution in Chiapas... more →

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Mobilizing Resentment

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In her article on Native American rights and the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Watch contributor and Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson asks if the hiring of anti-Indian racists by Pacific International Terminals to run its public relations campaign against the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians constitutes a strategy to win approval for its proposal [&hellip... more →

Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

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The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. 2014 Discussions about the “situation of indigenous peoples” began at the UN Commission on Human [&hellip... more →

Oil War in South Sudan

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As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had fought against the South as members of the Sudanese Army, I worried about the decision to integrate these opposing soldiers into the South Sudanese Armed [&hellip... more →

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