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UN FW Agenda 2015 forward

[English and Spanish Text] The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) concluded its 14th Meeting on 1 May by issuing a series of new recommendations for action by the UN Economic and Social Council (EcoSoc) – the parent body of the UNPFII. These items may well cause Fourth World nations the world over [&hellip... more →

Warring & Covenant Nations

More than thirty years ago I wrote an article entitled: Fourth World Wars, A New International Political Order. In that piece I described more than 128 “cold,” “warm” and “hot” wars between Fourth World nations and many different states. One of the longest of these wars still underway involves the Burmese government against the Karen [&hellip... more →

Ending FW Wars: A Proposal

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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 [&hellip... more →

UNDRIP Protocol?

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Last year the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) authorized a study into the possibility of the UN drafting an ‘Optional Protocol” that could be adopted by states’ government members as a method for monitoring implementation of the UNDRIP; and to provide for a mechanism to receive claims by indigenous peoples against states governments [&hellip... more →

Asian Fourth World Battles Against Corporate Exploitation

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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 [&hellip... more →

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