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Ravaging Indigenous Territories and Peoples

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After thirty years of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland and its final adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2007 one might think that the world’s more tha 1.7 billion indigenous peoples (yes, that’s right. The UN figure of something like 370 million is a gross undercounting) in [&hellip... more →

A Rationalization of Theft

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Fascism is the most lethal threat to the indigenous peoples movement and democracy in the United States. The Minutemen and Tea Parties are probably the most familiar of the white supremacy factions. As Paul de Armond noted in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, volume 2, issue 2, 1999, “Fascism is a form of social change [&hellip... more →

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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 →

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