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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Rohingya Nation in Crisis

April 28, 2014

The government of Burma (Myanmar) joined 143 UN member states on 13 September 2007 approving without reservation all of the principals and mandates contained in the UN Declaration on the…

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Accountability and Indigenous Nations

March 21, 2014

Who Are the Political Representatives of Indigenous America? As the question of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples looms on the political horizon; and the World…

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Tartars, Uyghurs & Location

March 3, 2014

The Russians occupy the Crimean strategic region–the original home territory of the Tartar and the Uyghurs occupy the strategic region of northwestern China on the border with Russia. Both Russia…

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Ravaging Indigenous Territories and Peoples

February 6, 2014

After thirty years of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland and its final adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2007 one might think…

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Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

January 1, 2014

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…

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Oil War in South Sudan

December 24, 2013

As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had…

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Not Trusting the “Trustee”

December 19, 2013

Four-years after the US Secretary of the Department of the Interior established the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform the five member panel issued its Final Report on…

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Indian Nations 1, US Gov 0

November 21, 2013

The Quinault Indian Nation hosted a UN Member States’ Reception on May 20, 2013 on the first day of the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

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Indigenous Nations Engage the World

November 20, 2013

A funny thing happened five years after the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples–customary and constitutional indigenous governments decided to begin a new…

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CWIS and the Global Rights debate

November 9, 2013

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…

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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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