Grand Chief George Manuel was born in 1921 and at the age of 68 in 1989 he died. I had the great good fortune as a young man to catch up to this leader of American Indians in the last decade of his life. He was born in Secwepemc and project love of his homeland into… more
- Sep 24, 2016 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Aug 3, 2016 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Killing Cockroaches with a Hammer The United States and partner countries are attempting to kill ISIS with massive military weapons and troops. The US has failed to learn the lesson that you don’t try to kill a cockroach with a hammer. I suggest that the map released by the White House illustrating “ISIS Global Expansion”… more
- May 10, 2016 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Fourth World Nations can become observer nations at the UN if Member states fulfill their commitments made at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014! The September 2014 United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) produced a consensus Outcome document that mandated, among other things, the Secretary General to “concrete proposals to enable participation… more
- Feb 4, 2016 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
MS. skʷumqnálqs AMELIA A.M. MARCHAND of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation has been appointed as a member of the Center for World Indigenous Studies Associate Scholars Program. Holding a Masters Degree in Environmental Law & Policy at the Vermont Law School. She has extensive experience and background in the fields of Environmental… more
- Dec 12, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
After reading the final treaty agreement from the Climate Change conference in Paris published on Saturday 12 December 2015 I have to say that the efforts of the adhoc International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) (in which I have played a part from time to time over the years) have proved unsuccessful. The… more