Center for World Indigenous Studies
Join the movement Donate

Category: FW Geo-Politics

Indian Nations 1, US Gov 0

November 21, 2013

The Quinault Indian Nation hosted a UN Member States’ Reception on May 20, 2013 on the first day of the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

read more

Indigenous Nations Engage the World

November 20, 2013

A funny thing happened five years after the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples–customary and constitutional indigenous governments decided to begin a new…

read more

CWIS and the Global Rights debate

November 9, 2013

The Center for World Indigenous Studies is deeply engaged in regional and global initiatives to advance the dialogue between indigenous nations and UN member states. We deem this an essential…

read more

Diplomacy in the Arctic

October 16, 2013

Iceland (one of the few true nation-states in the world) recently initiated and hosted the Arctic Circle – a nonprofit/nonpartisan conference designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen…

read more

Never-Fading Flowers

August 16, 2013

Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions…

read more

Customary & Constitution Indigenous Government

August 14, 2013

Much has been said and written about the parts of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that call for states’ governments to conduct relations with Indigenous peoples…

read more

Praying New Leadership

June 19, 2013

Recently, a friend suffering from an autoimmune disease shared a healing anecdote that, while seemingly disparate, lends itself – I believe – to indigenous self-determination. The story was about an…

read more

Engaged Self-Determination

June 6, 2013

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held its 12th Session at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, May 20-31.  Tasked with reviewing the implementation of…

read more

“We Decide”

January 20, 2013

When indigenous nations ask that their knowledge, their territories, their way of life receive the respect that all humans expect they ask that other societies act as mature human organisms….

read more

CWIS Monitoring Adaptation Committee

October 23, 2012

The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework…

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