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Category: Environment

Nations in the Nuclear Cloud

September 09, 2015

Seventy years after the first nuclear bomb detonation in 1945 as of July 2015 indigenous peoples’ territories and peoples remain at greatest health and environmental risk to radioactive and toxic…

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Ending FW Wars: A Proposal

February 02, 2015

My colleague Heidi Bruce writes in “Paved with Bad Intentions” a piece recounting the Ñatho (Otomî) efforts to stop construction of the Toluca-Naucalpan Super Highway by the Mexican government, “lasting…

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Winter Berries – Coastal Salish

January 01, 2015

Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for…

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FW Economy Dead End

January 01, 2015

Fourth World peoples throughout the world generally do not benefit from state economies that measure their economic future using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP – production minus cost) and productivity….

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Azawad: A Stateless Democracy

January 01, 2015

In To Make a World, Part II: The Art of Creating a State, Jonas Staal observes that in contrast to the mass-performance of the French, which was staged to reinforce…

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Biocultural Synergy

January 01, 2015

People are animals too, but too frequently human beings chose to step out of the chain of biological and cultural relationships that make the planet work more smoothly. Conventional scientists…

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Rama & Gran Canal Lunacy

January 01, 2015

The Rama people in southeastern Atlantic Coast Nicaragua are located in the path of a deep water canal to connect the Caribbean with the Pacific Ocean. The states of Cuba,…

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Irradiating FW peoples!

November 11, 2014

Electromagnetic Warfare Training facilities: US Navy Plan 2014 Construction of electromagnetic warfare facilities, nuclear testing and production sites and other radiation producing projects have been constructed in rural, low population…

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Bush Medicine and Ebola

October 10, 2014

Bush medicine, traditional medicine, spirit dancing, and countless other healing systems distinguish one people from another–one culture from another. The immense diversity of healing systems reflects the many cultural realities…

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Scottish Independence more than Economics

September 09, 2014

The New York Times published this article today, in which the author Neil Erwin characterizes Scotland’s bid for independence as a problem created by Britain’s elites. Britain’s current conservative 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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