The Rama people in southeastern Atlantic Coast Nicaragua are located in the path of a deep water canal to connect the Caribbean with the Pacific Ocean. The states of Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia are supporting Nicaragua’s bid to build the Gran Canal with Chinese army financial support. A front for the Chinese army in… more
- Jan 7, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Dec 29, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
CWIS and Intercontinental Cry Magazine form journalistic alliance DATE:29 December 2014 The Center for World Indigenous Studies Board of Directors approved a collaboration agreement with Intercontinental Cry Magazine (intercontinentalcry.org) to work for the ten-year old magazine’s “editorial and commercial success.” After two months of negotiations, CWIS Board Chair Rudolph Ryser and Intercontinental Cry… more
- Dec 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Center for World Indigenous Studies celebrates its 36th year since its founding in 1979 ready to meet the ground-up challenges presented by a greatly more immediate world. Radio, Television, Internet, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the whole lot make the world more accessible. But, the very existence of so many corporate and personal mechanism for… more
- Dec 9, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
[Purhépecha came from the four directions as one of the oldest peoples in México [Michoacán[ recognizing the four changing windows of time and one of those windows is what many call the Winter Solstice] Solstice is a marker of time, of change. The Gregorian Calendar marks the days 20, 21,22,23 of December as the Solstice… more
- Nov 30, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
“Trail of Broken Treaties:” For Renewal of Contracts — Reconstruction of Indian Communities & Securing an Indian Future in America Forty-two years ago October 31 the “Trail of Broken Treaties 20-Point Position Paper” was issued by the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the news media. When it was released it was considered to be… more