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Indigenous Delegates Meet Bolivia in Poland

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Poznan, Poland 8 December 2008 — Representatives of Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and President Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Indian Nation meeting as the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus met this morning with the Bolivian Government’s Vice Minister for the Environment calling on President Evo Morales to “be the voice of the voiceless” at the Conference of Parties [&hellip... more →

Poznan, Climate and Minds Must Change

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Posnan, Poland 6 December 2008. The United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change could not have found a better place to convene the 14th session of the Conference of Parties with about 9000 participating delegates from 192 countries, non-governmental organizations, corporations and indigenous organizations. The country is making efforts to address environmental damage as a [&hellip... more →

US Indian Health Care Fails

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The US Indian Health Services has compacts with scores of Indian nations and its services cost too much while its services miss the target of exploding chronic diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, suicide and cancers are among the growing number of chronic diseases exploding across Indian Country. More than 75% of the cost of [&hellip... more →

A Place at the Table

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After the First Session of the new round of talks on Climate Change ended last year in Bali, Indonesia a press reporter lamented the absence of the voice of indigenous people at the table.  Noting that indigenous peoples around the world suffer directly from the adverse affects of industrial carbon emissions and other global warming [&hellip... more →

Diplomatic Preemption of Environmental Conflicts

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The Kansas City Star reported today what has for sometime been observed by scholars and diplomats: climate change, especially rapid changes are changing environments in such a way as to force whole populations to move into each other’s territories…thus giving rise to greater competition for foods, space and water.  The competition grows into conflicts and [&hellip... more →

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