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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Deforestation & Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

May 18, 2012

SBSTA Session Bonn, Germany – Indigenous Peoples’ concerns on Deforestation The International Indigenous Peoples’ forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) is meeting in Bonn, Germany during the current intergovernmental session where…

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Ogoni Political Restoration – OCIA

March 18, 2012

The Ogoni Nation voted with 813,000 favoring votes (98% of the electorate) to establish the autonomous Ogoni Centeral Indigenous Authority (OCIA) as their government empowered to regulate Ogoni social, economic,…

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Birth, Death and Renewal

February 6, 2012

Hysteria rising from the dooms-day theologies grips large pieces of the world’s human population as they attempt to use the Mayan end-of-cycle date of December 21, 2012 (Winter Solstice) as…

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Solstice, Yule, Saturnalia, Chaomos

December 24, 2011

The world over celebrated the Solstice…the longest night…that promises the return of increasingly longer days. Recognized throughout all of human history as the point in time when celebrations honor the…

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Durban Passes, Climates Change

December 9, 2011

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 17th session completed its two week run today with Canada and Japan rethinking whether they want to pay attention to…

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Climate Change Ghost Dance–Duck and Cover

December 7, 2011

Even as delegates of states’ governments, businesses, labor, non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples meet in Durban, South Africa for the last week of a two week negotiation, many observer have…

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More: Preventing Kyoto Protocol Burial

December 2, 2011

International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change December 2, 2011 – AWG-KP Intervention – COP17/Durban Read by Nanta Mpaayei Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am honoured to present today on…

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Preventing Kyoto Protocol Burial

November 30, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change presented its statement to the Adhoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols yesterday in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Treaty…

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Natural Food Security: Quinua, Hauzontli, Chia

November 27, 2011

The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have…

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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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