Commercializing natural or wild foods and medicines is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on since the early colonizing of territories and peoples around the world. The Chinese, Arabs, Turks, as well as the Maya, Romans, Persians, Egyptians, the Kingdom of Zaire…you name the epoch or the people and you will see that… more
- Jun 4, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- May 8, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
If Indigenous America enters into a “consultation” with the United States, without first mutually establishing the ground rules, they effectively leave the United States to dictate the terms and outcomes of a meeting. more
- Apr 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The government of Burma (Myanmar) joined 143 UN member states on 13 September 2007 approving without reservation all of the principals and mandates contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Included in the mandates for endorsing states is that decisions by the state affecting the rights and interests of an indigenous… more
- Mar 21, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Who Are the Political Representatives of Indigenous America? As the question of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples looms on the political horizon; and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in its wobbly fashion rises for its faint moment in September Indigenous America is just waking to the significance of international… more
- Mar 5, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
I have been asked questions about the Center’s research into the importance of natural sources of essential fatty acids for native peoples. I gave this example to one questioner: United States northwest native metabolism and lipid enzyme pathways for processing a-Linolenic Acid (18:3 omega 3) mirrors the life giving oil requirements of indigenous peoples world-wide.… more