Seventy years after the first nuclear bomb detonation in 1945 as of July 2015 indigenous peoples’ territories and peoples remain at greatest health and environmental risk to radioactive and toxic chemical exposure of any peoples in the world. Fourth World nations’ territories and peoples in Siberia, Kazakhstan and Kirgystan, Marshall Islands and Polynesia, Australia, northwestern… more
- Sep 28, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Feb 13, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
My colleague Heidi Bruce writes in “Paved with Bad Intentions” a piece recounting the Ñatho (Otomî) efforts to stop construction of the Toluca-Naucalpan Super Highway by the Mexican government, “lasting change that honors the government-to-government relationship Indigenous nations deserve to have with states’ governments, will only come when states and nations sit at the same… more
- Jan 24, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for so many weeks that it seems this season might never end. My mind longingly travels to summer when wild blackberries drip from the vine and… more
- 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 14, 2015 by Jay Taber
In To Make a World, Part II: The Art of Creating a State, Jonas Staal observes that in contrast to the mass-performance of the French, which was staged to reinforce France’s empire, “The Azawadian flag forms the ideological, visual, and performative texture of a stateless state.” Examining the conflict between the postcolonial state of Mali… more