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Category: Artby - Heidi Bruce

Diplomacy in the Arctic

October 10, 2013

Iceland (one of the few true nation-states in the world) recently initiated and hosted the Arctic Circle – a nonprofit/nonpartisan conference designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen…

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Never-Fading Flowers

August 08, 2013

Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions…

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Praying New Leadership

June 06, 2013

Recently, a friend suffering from an autoimmune disease shared a healing anecdote that, while seemingly disparate, lends itself – I believe – to indigenous self-determination. The story was about an…

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Engaged Self-Determination

June 06, 2013

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held its 12th Session at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, May 20-31.  Tasked with reviewing the implementation of…

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Still No Consent

May 05, 2013

The Arctic Council held its eighth meeting in Kiruna, Sweden this past week.  While news headlines covering results of the meeting have focused on the observer status position that China,…

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What the Land Teaches

February 02, 2012

The emerging field of conflict transformation attempts to move beyond technical approaches to conflict management that are over-ultilized in formal academia and international relations.   Rather than coercive peace agreements, compromises,…

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Indigenous Campesino Movements

January 01, 2012

In a recent YES! Magazine article entitled Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local, Mike Wold highlights the devastating effects that NAFTA has had on indigenous campesinos (farmers)…

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Inter-species CO-OPeration

January 01, 2012

The Great Laws of Nature, a video posted via Intercontinental Cry, highlights the positive, systemic effects that the revitalization of local, indigenous agriculture has had on the Muskoday First Nation. …

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Living Autonomy

January 01, 2012

Sifting through the multitude of journals, articles, and blogs that emphasize the entanglement of challenges humans find themselves in with regards to the globalized food system can feel daunting:  a…

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Mexico’s “War on Drugs”

December 12, 2011

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…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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