After reading the final treaty agreement from the Climate Change conference in Paris published on Saturday 12 December 2015 I have to say that the efforts of the adhoc International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) (in which I have played a part from time to time over the years) have proved unsuccessful. The… more
- Dec 12, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Dec 11, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
US Government Proposes to Weaken Informed Consent Three section of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) state that indigenous peoples–indigenous nations–have a legitimate expectation that no legislative, administrative or juridicial action, policy or practice may be carried out by a state or its subdivisions without first obtaining their free, prior… more
- Dec 9, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Climate Change negotiations going on in Paris and finishing this week appear to be moving to the direction of corporations and states at the expense of native peoples–just as occurred during the negotiations producing the Convention on BioDiversity in 1994. It is now time for indigenous peoples to recognize that they must take the… more
- Sep 28, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Seventy years after the first nuclear bomb detonation in 1945 as of July 2015 indigenous peoples’ territories and peoples remain at greatest health and environmental risk to radioactive and toxic chemical exposure of any peoples in the world. Fourth World nations’ territories and peoples in Siberia, Kazakhstan and Kirgystan, Marshall Islands and Polynesia, Australia, northwestern… more
- Aug 15, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The heavily militarized police departments across the United States are taking a terrible toll on the lives of mostly unarmed people of color–both men and women. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics give weight to this assertion that shows not only African Americans age 20-24 are most… more