A delegation of education and cultural leaders from Bolivia sponsored by the US Department of State People-to-People Program met for a briefing at the Center for World Indigenous Studies on 3 July 2012. Dr. Rudolph Ryser, Dr. Leslie Korn and Marlene Bremner met the delegation. As a part of an ongoing collaboration between the Center… more
- Jul 4, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- May 18, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
SBSTA Session Bonn, Germany – Indigenous Peoples’ concerns on Deforestation The International Indigenous Peoples’ forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) is meeting in Bonn, Germany during the current intergovernmental session where the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and technological Advice (SBSTA) ** is convened to consider proposals and recommendations for explaining the factors that promote and drive… more
- Mar 18, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Ogoni Nation voted with 813,000 favoring votes (98% of the electorate) to establish the autonomous Ogoni Centeral Indigenous Authority (OCIA) as their government empowered to regulate Ogoni social, economic, political and cultural life in their Niger Delta country. The Ogoni Nation led non-violent opposition to the Shell Oil company’s criminal degredation of their river… more
- Feb 6, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Hysteria rising from the dooms-day theologies grips large pieces of the world’s human population as they attempt to use the Mayan end-of-cycle date of December 21, 2012 (Winter Solstice) as a confirmation of their “end of the world” fears. In a strange way, this failure to truly understand the Mayan system of knowledge while imposing… more
- Dec 24, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The world over celebrated the Solstice…the longest night…that promises the return of increasingly longer days. Recognized throughout all of human history as the point in time when celebrations honor the light. All cultures including the Romans, Chaomos of northwestern Pakistan (Chaomos), the Maya of the Yucatan to El Salvador, Igbo of Nigeria, Maori of New… more