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
- May 10, 2016 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- 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
- Dec 11, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
US Government Proposes to Weaken Informed Consent Three section of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) state that indigenous peoples–indigenous nations–have a legitimate expectation that no legislative, administrative or juridicial action, policy or practice may be carried out by a state or its subdivisions without first obtaining their free, prior… more
- Dec 9, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Climate Change negotiations going on in Paris and finishing this week appear to be moving to the direction of corporations and states at the expense of native peoples–just as occurred during the negotiations producing the Convention on BioDiversity in 1994. It is now time for indigenous peoples to recognize that they must take the… more