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Report Blames Social Factors For Indigenous Health Gap

April 21, 2009

A world-first study comparing child health across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US has found similar discrepancies between the health of the countries' indigenous and non-indigenous youth.

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Indigenous Peoples Demand Greater Role in Climate Debate

Indigenous Peoples Demand Greater Role in Climate Debate

April 20, 2009

While indigenous peoples from around the world are meeting in this Alaskan city to seek a greater role in global climate negotiations, the rapidly warming Arctic is forcing some Inuit…

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An Open Letter to PBS Television

An Open Letter to PBS Television

April 19, 2009

Regarding "After The Mayflower," (the first episode of "We Shall Remain"), the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the…

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School of Self Government Opens in Chile

School of Self Government Opens in Chile

February 27, 2009

Based on sections of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Mapuche School of Self Government began its first day of classes Jan. 14 in Temuko,…

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With Radicals Out of Picture, Socialists Enter Basque Frame

With Radicals Out of Picture, Socialists Enter Basque Frame

February 27, 2009

The banning of radical parties could lead to the the Basque Nationalist Party being ousted from power in the region, writes PADDY WOODWORTH.

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International Indigenous Peoples

International Indigenous Peoples

February 20, 2009

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) response to the call from Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice for Parties (SBSTA) and accredited observers to submit their…

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Rights Severely Curtailed in West Papua

Rights Severely Curtailed in West Papua

February 18, 2009

The increasing number of arrests and detentions on political grounds in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia are a matter of grave concern. In recent months, several incidents were reported in…

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Biafra News Agency #20

Biafra News Agency #20

February 15, 2009

President Umaru Yar’Adua has approved the immediate recall of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, retired Brigadier-General Oluwole Rotimi, for “gross insubordination. ” Sources at the Nigerian embassy in Washington…

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Bolivians Ratify New Constitution

Bolivians Ratify New Constitution

January 25, 2009

President Evo Morales seemed assured of an easy victory in a referendum on Sunday over a sweeping new Constitution aimed at empowering Bolivia

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Christian Groups Stir Up Debate Over New Constitution

Christian Groups Stir Up Debate Over New Constitution

January 16, 2009

“Did you know they want to throw God out of Bolivia?” asks a television spot frequently broadcast by opponents of leftwing Bolivian President Evo Morales ahead of the Jan. 25…

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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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