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Diabetes Epidemic

August 5, 2010

When it comes to diabetes, indigenous communities suffer disproportionately. Some of this is due to dietary changes forced on them by industrial societies, but according to The Dominion’s John Schertow,…

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Irrevocably Corroded

August 4, 2010

Electronic Intifada reports on ethnic cleansing in the Negev. As Israeli Defense Forces and police test new methods of breaking the will of Bedouin villagers — whose land claims have…

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Alba Cymru and Kernow

August 4, 2010

As we look forward to the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising as a deadline for Irish reunification, we look to the present for Celts in Cornwall to achieve autonomous…

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Doing Time

August 3, 2010

The Turkish parliament has amended its anti-terror law — that now imprisons 2,000 Kurdish children for chanting independence slogans, throwing rocks, or using the peace sign at protests — to…

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Moral Theater

August 2, 2010

It was bound to happen; now that the Irish and other activists made their point with freedom flotillas to Gaza, American moral actors want in on the theater. While this…

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Medicine and Knowledge

July 31, 2010

CWIS Chair Rudolph Rÿser and CWIS associate scholar Anke Weisheit are scheduled to present at the 4th Global Summit on HIV/AIDS, Traditional Medicine, and Indigenous Knowledge, August 2-5, at the…

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The Tarnished Past

July 29, 2010

The Ayacucho survivors of Peru‘s 20-year war against indigenous peoples still wait for reparations promised but delayed. In what amounts to around $100 for families of victims murdered by police…

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Trial in Guatemala

July 28, 2010

State Secrets Archives in Guatemala lead to trial of former police, as well as further investigations into atrocities against the indigenous Maya by the Guatemalan army.

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Free Expression

July 28, 2010

As a result of institutionalizing indigenous human rights, indigenous-produced media in South America makes significant advances, while their North American cousins still languish in 20th century models imposed by markets…

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Dominating the Mediascape

July 27, 2010

In an example of how dominating the mediascape includes both official propaganda as well as non-governmental criticism, Electronic Intifada contrasts Human Rights Watch with Amnesty International. As essentially a public…

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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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