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Ogoni Political Restoration – OCIA

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The Ogoni Nation voted with 813,000 favoring votes (98% of the electorate) to establish the autonomous Ogoni Centeral Indigenous Authority (OCIA) as their government empowered to regulate Ogoni social, economic, political and cultural life in their Niger Delta country. The Ogoni Nation led non-violent opposition to the Shell Oil company’s criminal degredation of their river [&hellip... more →

Forgotten Foods: Reclaiming Life

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Durban Passes, Climates Change

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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 17th session completed its two week run today with Canada and Japan rethinking whether they want to pay attention to the committments those countries made under the Kyoto Protocols.  Canada has instead of reducing its emissions by 2% increased its emissions by 6%.  Other countries [&hellip... more →

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 →

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