Center for World Indigenous Studies
Join the movement Donate

Category: FW Geo-Politics

Power Sharing in Iraq

October 3, 2007

The state of Iraq is an artifact of the First World War that was never truly governable as a unitary state. If Iraq was ever to exist as a state…

read more

“Mestizo,” vs “Indígena”

October 1, 2007

“Don’t touch those tennis shoes!” is the command said directly or otherwise implied. By this command, Fourth World peoples are directed to stay as their ancestors were and not live…

read more

Internationalizing Indian Rights

September 26, 2007

Bolivian president Evo Morales, an Aymaran, spoke before the United Nations General Assembly as a head of state. Before speaking Morales met with Haudenosaunee, Oglala Lakota and Cree leaders at…

read more

Walloons and Flemish may go on their own

September 23, 2007

The Flemish are not sure they want to be in the same independent country–Belgium–with the Walloons.  After centuries of living together, these two peoples may decide to go on their…

read more

What the UN Declaration Means

September 19, 2007

It is our observation at the Center that there are from 6,000 to 7,000 nations that speak original languages and generally occupy territories in virtually every continent in the world….

read more

Ungoverned or Ungovernable

September 17, 2007

In the 2007 RAND publication Ungoverned Territories: A Unique Front in the War on Terrorism, RAND scholars note, “Since the end of the Cold War, failed or failing states and…

read more

Tribal Self-Government & Taiwan’s UN Bid

September 16, 2007

The government of Taiwan seeks to reenter as a full member of the United Nations giving the People’s Republic of China heartburn. Meanwhile, thirteen tribes as the original occupants of…

read more

English Quartet Oppose UN Declaration

September 14, 2007

The year was 1986. The United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations settled into its fifth year of operation meeting in Geneva; and its Chairman announced that it would draft…

read more

Anbar Tribes turn back al-Qaeda

September 11, 2007

Independent of American military forces, tribes in Iraq have organized to defeat foreign invaders in their lands. Tribal leaders in Iraq’s Anbar Province agreed in September 2006 to raise a…

read more

US Exceptionalism threatens International Order

September 9, 2007

When a state or nation decides to act in its own interest without consideration of prevailing international law it is “excepting” itself from that law. When a minor state acts…

read more

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.

access here