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Artby – Rudolph Ryser

Open Letter to Haudenosaunee

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{This note was originally written to Kenneth Deer, a noted spokesman for  Haudenosaunee in international affairs. I have decided to share its content more widely today in English and Spanish} After more than forty years of “preliminaries” culminating in the state’s governments endorsing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples it would appear [&hellip... more →

Nations to Independent States

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In the Fall 2014, Catalunya and Scotland will vote to determine if their nation will become an independent state. Many other Fourth World nations will look to see how these decisions unfold.  The nations of what was dubbed the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region of Sudan in 1972 suffered through civil wars with Sudan, established an [&hellip... more →

UN Permanent Forum Documents 13th Session

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As many will know the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held its 13th Session in New York at the UN Headquarters considering an extensive agenda over a ten day period from the 12th of May. The Center for World Indigenous Studies submitted the Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments with eleven endorsing [&hellip... more →

States & Nations meet. The UN on the WCIP

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Indigenous nations such as the Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca and Oneida have expressed deep concerns about the way the United Nations member states will carry out the High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly on 22 September dedicated to identifying “best practices for implementing” the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Committed [&hellip... more →

What will Nations Get on May 9th?

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If Indigenous America enters into a “consultation” with the United States, without first mutually establishing the ground rules, they effectively leave the United States to dictate the terms and outcomes of a meeting... more →

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