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Indigenous Iraelis and Palestinians


Locked in a seemingly endless embrace of self-destruction we find the cousin-nations of Palestine and Israel “driven by memory, trauma, and political identity and existential issues” observed Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson Center. While each of these nations challenges the cultural and political legitimacy of the other serious scholarship informs us that both [&hellip... more →

Essential Fatty Acids and Indigenous Peoples

I have been asked questions about the Center’s research into the importance of natural sources of essential fatty acids for native peoples. I gave this example to one questioner: United States northwest native metabolism and lipid enzyme pathways for processing a-Linolenic Acid (18:3 omega 3) mirrors the life giving oil requirements of indigenous peoples world-wide. [&hellip... more →

CWIS and the Global Rights debate

The Center for World Indigenous Studies is deeply engaged in regional and global initiatives to advance the dialogue between indigenous nations and UN member states. We deem this an essential process to ensure that what will be a long and drawn out debate over implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will [&hellip... more →

The Transition: Life, Death and Rebirth


December 21, 2012 is marked in Mayan calendrical measurement as or the end of the 26 thousand year Great Cycle. In the knowledge system of America’s original peoples this is a point of transition where for thirteen years before this point we know this as the period of life meeting at the point of [&hellip... more →

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