Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests emphasize decolonization theory, indigenous environmental justice, and international indigenous issues. As an undergraduate she graduated summa… more
- Dec 11, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Nov 14, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Interior, who attempted to distribute home demolition orders to village residents. In Bir Hadaj, the Israeli police used tactics usually saved for the… more
- Oct 23, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The annual December sessions have been disappointing in terms of their productivity since the failure to establish a treaty agreement in… more
- Sep 13, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The UNESCO International Bioethics Committee and the member states of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee commenced the 19th Session of the IBC at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the 11th and 12th of September to consider the “Draft Report of IBC on Traditional Medicine and its Ethical implications.” The draft contains numerous flaws and perhaps… more
- Jul 16, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
As reported by the Colombia Support Network today, the Nasa people living in and around the municipality of Toribio about 200 kilometers south east of Cali, Colombia have been caught in a cross fire for more than a week between the forces of the Colombian military and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Both… more