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… more
- Jul 4, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- May 18, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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… more
- Mar 18, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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… more
- Dec 30, 2011 by Heidi Bruce
Mexico’s violent “War on Drugs”, backed by the United States government and transnational corporate interests, has come to dominate global headlines, but behind the graphic images of mass graves and decapitated bodies, a lesser-known war against indigenous peoples is being waged. Equally as worthy of local, regional and international attention, this war is steeped in… more
- Dec 12, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.