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
- Dec 9, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Jan 22, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Fourth World peoples throughout the world generally do not benefit from state economies that measure their economic future using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP – production minus cost) and productivity. However, the population growth rate among Fourth World peoples is likely to shift the benefits of global wealth to their nations over the next fifty… more
- Jan 20, 2015 by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact , formed in 1988, “is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has 47 members from 14 countries in Asia… more
- Jan 7, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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
- Nov 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations has historically produced most of the food variety on which all of humanity now depends. Grains, fruits, herding animals, tubers, seeds and sea life were… more