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Climate Change Ghost Dance–Duck and Cover

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Even as delegates of states’ governments, businesses, labor, non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples meet in Durban, South Africa for the last week of a two week negotiation, many observer have concluded, “the UN climate talks failed long ago.” In an apparent effort to avoid accounability under the commitments made as a signator to the Kyoto [&hellip... more →

More: Preventing Kyoto Protocol Burial

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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 →

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