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Sovereign Scotland and More

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Scotland’s draft constitution begins with the words: “In Scotland, the people are sovereign.” The most basic decision a people can make is to exercise that sovereignty to govern themselves. On 18 September Scotland will decide its political future–to become free and accept the risks of a mature society or remain encumbered by a stodgy British [&hellip... more →

WB Double Edged Sword?

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The World Bank is currently reviewing a draft policy statement updating its “safeguard policies” for a proposed environmental and social framework. in 1982 the World Bank released its policy concerning indigenous peoples asserting that states’ governments seeking development loans that may have an affect on the interests and rights of indigenous peoples must demonstrate that [&hellip... more →

Fourth World Center Stage

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If you have been reading the news online, viewing on the television or listening on the radio you may notice that Fourth World nations are at the center of major events around the world. These events involve the stability, continuity or integrity of international states and the state system. Russia’s expansionist initiatives feature Fourth World [&hellip... more →

Open Letter to Haudenosaunee

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{This note was originally written to Kenneth Deer, a noted spokesman for  Haudenosaunee in international affairs. I have decided to share its content more widely today in English and Spanish} After more than forty years of “preliminaries” culminating in the state’s governments endorsing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples it would appear [&hellip... more →

States & Nations meet. The UN on the WCIP

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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 [&hellip... more →

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