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UN FW Agenda 2015 forward

May 5, 2015

[English and Spanish Text] The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) concluded its 14th Meeting on 1 May by issuing a series of new recommendations for action by…

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Ready for Climate21?

April 22, 2015

Fourth World nations are most directly affected by the adverse effects of changing climate. Micro-climates instead of macro-climates typically occupied by nations evidence the greatest changes with the greatest adverse…

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Process of Deception

March 21, 2015

Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe scholar Lynn Gehl discusses the history of treaty-making and the unmaking of Indians in Canada.

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Our Sacred Obligation

March 17, 2015

Our Sacred Obligation, a documentary by Lummi filmmaker Freddy lane, tells the story of the 2014 totem pole journey, and Lummi Nation’s efforts to unite communities in opposing fossil fuel…

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Avaaz: Imperial Collaborator

March 12, 2015

Middle East Monitor reports on Avaaz, “the imperialist collaborator” that “has contributed to rendering Palestinians subservient to Israel’s colonial demands”. As noted at Mint Press News, “Recent history indicates that…

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Extraordinary Demographic Growth

March 9, 2015

Since the founding of the UN in 1945, the world’s population has tripled, with 28 mega-cities (over 10 million). Urban populations in this time period went from 30% to 54%…

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Economic Warfare

March 8, 2015

As reported at CounterPunch, Dollar Imperialism is due to the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve (the world’s de facto central bank) has veto authority at the International Monetary Fund….

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Sovereignty and Treaty Protection

March 4, 2015

For indigenous peoples, protecting themselves from attack has to be done simultaneous with developing self-determination infrastructure. One area they must pay attention to is the role of religious bigotry and…

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How a State Becomes a Nation-State

February 20, 2015

In Fourth Word Theory we make distinctions between nations, states, and nation-states, in contradistinction to mainstream international relations theory. IRT takes as a given that all three terms are interchangeable…

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UNDRIP Protocol?

February 10, 2015

Last year the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) authorized a study into the possibility of the UN drafting an ‘Optional Protocol” that could be adopted by states’ government…

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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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