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UN Permanent Forum 8 -NY

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UN Headquarters, New York City - Today is the third to the last day of a two-week session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  Perhaps two-hundred delegations are attending from mostly indigenous organizations representing sometimes many communities. Most [&hellip... more →

Bolivia Affirms International Consensus

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The Aymara people and Quechua people make up the majority population of Bolivia and now for the first time in Bolivia’s history the original nations have a role in ruling the country. Bolivia has enacted by popular vote a new constitution. With a popular vote of 61% there is no doubt that the peoples of [&hellip... more →

Their Job is to Say No!

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Political leaders who commit human rights violations, commit torture or genocide do not admit to committing a crime–they blame their actions on the public they supposedly represent. Ghastly, inhuman acts committed are always justified by the acts of the other or someone else…never the person committing the act. And so it was when American military [&hellip... more →

Fourth World in 2009

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At this point in the Christian calendar one is supposed to make sage observations about what is likely to occur in the twelve months ahead.  This is, of course, the usual practice.  I thought about this practice and then began to consider what ought to happen in the next twelve months…as a result of actions [&hellip... more →

Charter: Engagement in the Future of Tibet

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 Dear Colleagues, The Charter was created by Tashi Rabgey la, an extraordinary Tibetan woman who built two schools for 410 children of Kham on the Tibetan Plateau through Machik   www.Machik.org  Dr. Losang Rabgey la is her sister and director of Machik.    Charter for Engagement in the Future of Tibet  THIS WE KNOW We live in [&hellip... more →

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