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International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change December 2, 2011 – AWG-KP Intervention – COP17/Durban Read by Nanta Mpaayei Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am honoured to present today on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change. We are happy to have this second chance to address this working group, because of [&hellip... more →

Preventing Kyoto Protocol Burial

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The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change presented its statement to the Adhoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols yesterday in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Treaty negotiations.  Ben Powless of the Indigenous Environmental network presented the following statement:  Thank you Mr. Chair, I speak to you on behalf of the International [&hellip... more →

Indigenous Nations of the World

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In his article in Indian Country Today, Duane Champagne discusses the continuity and persistence of indigenous cultures and commitments to their own political forms. Recounting the evolution of nation states since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, Champagne suggests the political complexity of the world, like diverse cultures and languages, should be embraced rather than [&hellip... more →

Durban’s Climate Treaty by 2012?

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The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa. It may be auspicious for the role and influence of indigenous peoples in the content of a new climate change treaty that this session opens [&hellip... more →

Nations Ruling States

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After 42 years of rule by one indigenous nation (Gaddafi), personified in the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, the state of Libya is as of 20 October 2011 in the hands of a multinational directorate–the National Transitional Council (NTC). In the Gaddafi city of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and executed by the Misrata Military Council. [&hellip... more →

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