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  • Salting the Mine

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    I was thinking about a story I recently read documenting how missionaries in Thailand prey on the prostitution that results from the cultural destruction they contribute to, when I came across an article about weaponizing culture by following the links in this post by Melissa Farley. As the article points out, using American universities as… more

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  • BINGO Games

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    BINGO neocolonialism is undermining activism while destroying forests. According to indigenous NGOs in Papua New Guinea, big international NGOs involved in the conservation real estate industry work hand in hand with other transnational corporations and Third World dictators to thwart indigenous conservation efforts. Friends of Peoples Close to Nature says it’s all part of the… more

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  • Original Peoples

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    The Indigenous Movement is a term used to describe original peoples whose culture is still extant, that continue to perceive themselves as a distinct nation or tribe in opposition to the dominant structures and narratives of state-centric and market-oriented systems of social organization. One characteristic these ancient political entities share are systems of governance, cosmology,… more

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  • World Indigenous Movement

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    World Indigenous Movement Background The world-wide war conducted by modern states, religions, and markets against indigenous peoples never ended; it just took new forms. State-centric and market-oriented international institutions presently pose a major threat to the survival of the world’s first nations. The World Indigenous Movement is now fighting the final battles to protect their… more

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