US Government Proposes to Weaken Informed Consent Three section of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) state that indigenous peoples–indigenous nations–have a legitimate expectation that no legislative, administrative or juridicial action, policy or practice may be carried out by a state or its subdivisions without first obtaining their free, prior… more
- Dec 11, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- May 26, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Gilio-Whitaker CWIS Research Associate and Associate Scholar Dina Gilio-Whitaker will present a major paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2015 session in Washington, D.C. June 4th. Gilio-Whitaker will present a paper entitled Fourth World Theory as Methodology as a member of the Indigenous Pedagogies panel chaired by Laura Weaver from the University… more
- Feb 16, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
As might be expected the tangible, educational successes borne from the implementation of indigenous knowledge has again slammed into bigoted, legislative and judicial barriers in a settler state (United States of America). Incredibly The Arizona State legislature enacted and the governor signed a law to effectively bar the state school system from developing and operating… more
- Jan 24, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for so many weeks that it seems this season might never end. My mind longingly travels to summer when wild blackberries drip from the vine and… more
- Jan 8, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
People are animals too, but too frequently human beings chose to step out of the chain of biological and cultural relationships that make the planet work more smoothly. Conventional scientists reported “their discovery” that when human beings disrupt the natural balance of relationships between all living things (killing wolves to reduce the loss of cattle… more