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  • UNDRIP Implementation


    UN Headquarters, United Nations. New York City I am sitting in on a side event preparatory to the afternoon meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  The Side Event, and there are many such meetings going on simultaneously, is a special meeting set up by an organization or group of organizations to… more

  • Australia, New Zealand and now US?


    I am today attending the 9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York City.  It appears this session promises to have some important influences on the directions of states’ government policies. When the UN General Assembly considered the final draft of the UN Declaration on the… more

  • Remarks offered at Diabetes, Holistic Gathering


    For many years the Center for World Indigenous Studies has pioneered education, research and public policy concerning the restoration of native foods and medicines as a part of a wider program to strengthen tribal culture while reducing and eliminating chronic disease.  A large gathering at the Tulalip Tribes in March proved the wisdom of our… more

  • The Human Face of Climate Change: A Message for America


    Climate refugees are people who are forced to relocated due to climate change. This may be specifically due to droughts, desertification, sea level rise and extreme weather. Some areas have already been identified as likely to produce climate refugees: the South Pacific islands (Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Maldives), Southern Africa and Arctic islands and villages. And… more

  • US New Enemy: Indigenous Peoples


    The US Supreme Court heard arguments today reported by the news media as an issue of US Constitutional First Amendment Rights. The Courts decision will have much larger implications if it decides in favor the US Justice Departments arguments that seek to enforce the US Government’s Patriot Act (hastily enacted by the US Congress after… more