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Category: Human Rights

Climate Agreement Failure

December 12, 2015

After reading the final treaty agreement from the Climate Change conference in Paris published on Saturday 12  December 2015 I have to say that the efforts of the adhoc International…

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent

December 12, 2015

US Government Proposes to Weaken Informed Consent Three section of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) state that indigenous peoples–indigenous nations–have a legitimate expectation that…

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Warming past the point of no return [UPDATE]

December 12, 2015

The Climate Change negotiations going on in Paris and finishing this week appear to be moving to the direction of corporations and states at the expense of native peoples–just as…

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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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FW Americans Killed Legally

August 08, 2015

The heavily militarized police departments across the United States are taking a terrible toll on the lives of mostly unarmed people of color–both men and women. The Center for Disease…

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Israel’s Concentration Camp-Gaza

July 07, 2015

Max Blumenthal writes in his column “The Next Gaza War” that more than 500,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain displaced by Israel’s relentless bombing in 2008 when more than…

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Forced FW Assimilation-Russia

July 07, 2015

The Russian Federation along with Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine abstained from voting for or against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in…

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FW Slavery?

June 06, 2015

The third largest criminal activity in the world is human trafficking or bluntly, modern slavery.Twenty-two million to Thirty-eight million people in the world are victims of slavery–involuntary servitude. The Indian…

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How many Indigenous People?

May 05, 2015

(Map developed by Decolonial Atlas: Indigenous Peoples as a percentage of the total population by state https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/world-indigenous-population/) Since the year 2000 the number 370 million has been bandied about as…

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UN FW Agenda 2015 forward

May 05, 2015

[English and Spanish Text] The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) concluded its 14th Meeting on 1 May by issuing a series of new recommendations for action by…

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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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