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  • Surfing and the Politics of Sovereignty and Identity

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    People who know me know the diversity of my interests. On one hand, I am firmly entrenched in my identity as a person of American Indian heritage. On the other, I am also deeply influenced by my upbringing in Southern California and my attachment to surfing as a sport and a lifestyle. For better or [&hellip... more →

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  • Changes in Language Over Time: Self-Determination

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    Language is always changing because as society changes, so must the language we use to describe it. Consider how our present day lexicon compares to a generation ago: back then, we wouldn’t have understood terms like “text me,” “log on,” “let’s skype,” etc. Conversely, words that were common in 1968 have fallen out of popular [&hellip... more →

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  • Land Reform in Vanuatu

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    In Vanuatu, in the South Pacific’s Melanesia, land ownership is based on a traditional land tenure system. 80% of the land is held by extended families, but land laws and corrupt politics have favored international interests, making Vanuatu a tax haven and investment opportunity for the tourist industry. The result has been that 56% of [&hellip... more →

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  • WCIP Outcome Summarized

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    After four years planning and much commotion surrounding the process, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is now a page in history. It has been hailed as everything from insulting to a significant milestone for indigenous peoples. Opinions on the outcome of the conference will no doubt vary as time goes on, as it does [&hellip... more →

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  • Rockefellers Divest from Fossil Fuels

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    On the heels of yesterday’s historic climate march (which according to some estimates drew nearly 400,000 people), today the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its new fossil fuel divestment campaign. Divestment is gaining serious momentum as a strategy to combat major social problems, most notably in apartheid Israel/Palestine. The Rockefeller Fund has joined other organizations (who [&hellip... more →

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