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
- Apr 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- 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
- Mar 3, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Russians occupy the Crimean strategic region–the original home territory of the Tartar and the Uyghurs occupy the strategic region of northwestern China on the border with Russia. Both Russia and China like other states fearing Fourth World peoples seek to replace these peoples by force with their own citizens. In fundamental violation of both… more
- Feb 6, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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… more