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Treaties & New Agenda

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“Trail of Broken Treaties:” For Renewal of Contracts — Reconstruction of Indian Communities & Securing an Indian Future in America   Forty-two years ago October 31 the “Trail of Broken Treaties 20-Point Position Paper” was issued by the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the news media. When it was released it was considered to be [&hellip... more →

Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. 2014 Discussions about the “situation of indigenous peoples” began at the UN Commission on Human [&hellip... more →

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 →

Mexico’s “War on Drugs”

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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 [&hellip... more →

The “Right” in “Indigenous Rights”

Since the Fall of 2007 many have celebrated the UN General Assembly’s decision to endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The governments of fifteen states either abstained or openly rejected the Declaration. China, the Russian Federation and the United States of America–three of the original UN organizing powers–chose to reject either by [&hellip... more →

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