As many will know the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held its 13th Session in New York at the UN Headquarters considering an extensive agenda over a ten day period from the 12th of May. The Center for World Indigenous Studies submitted the Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments with eleven endorsing… more
- Jun 20, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Jun 9, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Indigenous nations such as the Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca and Oneida have expressed deep concerns about the way the United Nations member states will carry out the High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly on 22 September dedicated to identifying “best practices for implementing” the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Committed… more
- May 8, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
If Indigenous America enters into a “consultation” with the United States, without first mutually establishing the ground rules, they effectively leave the United States to dictate the terms and outcomes of a meeting. more
- Apr 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The government of Burma (Myanmar) joined 143 UN member states on 13 September 2007 approving without reservation all of the principals and mandates contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Included in the mandates for endorsing states is that decisions by the state affecting the rights and interests of an indigenous… more
- Mar 21, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Who Are the Political Representatives of Indigenous America? As the question of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples looms on the political horizon; and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in its wobbly fashion rises for its faint moment in September Indigenous America is just waking to the significance of international… more