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Extreme Violence against Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj

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In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Interior, who attempted to distribute home demolition orders to village residents. In Bir Hadaj, the Israeli police used tactics usually saved for the [&hellip... more →

Ancient Knowledge Systems and IGC Bioethics

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The UNESCO International Bioethics Committee and the member states of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee commenced the 19th Session of the IBC at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the 11th and 12th of September to consider the “Draft Report of IBC on Traditional Medicine and its Ethical implications.”  The draft contains numerous flaws and perhaps [&hellip... more →

Aymara Delegation Visits Center

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A delegation of education and cultural leaders from Bolivia sponsored  by the US Department of State People-to-People Program met for a briefing at the Center for World Indigenous Studies on 3 July 2012. Dr. Rudolph Ryser, Dr. Leslie Korn and Marlene Bremner met the delegation. As a part of an ongoing collaboration between the Center [&hellip... more →

Deforestation & Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

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SBSTA Session Bonn, Germany – Indigenous Peoples’ concerns on Deforestation The International Indigenous Peoples’ forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) is meeting in Bonn, Germany during the current intergovernmental session where the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and technological Advice (SBSTA) ** is convened to consider proposals and recommendations for explaining the factors that promote and drive [&hellip... more →

Ogoni Political Restoration – OCIA

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The Ogoni Nation voted with 813,000 favoring votes (98% of the electorate) to establish the autonomous Ogoni Centeral Indigenous Authority (OCIA) as their government empowered to regulate Ogoni social, economic, political and cultural life in their Niger Delta country. The Ogoni Nation led non-violent opposition to the Shell Oil company’s criminal degredation of their river [&hellip... more →

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