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Category: Law & Justice

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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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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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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Treaties & New Agenda

November 11, 2014

“Trail of Broken Treaties:” For Renewal of Contracts — Reconstruction of Indian Communities & Securing an Indian Future in America   Forty-two years ago October 31 the “Trail of Broken…

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Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

January 01, 2014

The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum…

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Extreme Violence against Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj

November 11, 2012

In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli…

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Mexico’s “War on Drugs”

December 12, 2011

Mexico’s violent “War on Drugs”, backed by the United States government and transnational corporate interests, has come to dominate global headlines, but behind the graphic images of mass graves and…

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The “Right” in “Indigenous Rights”

May 05, 2011

Since the Fall of 2007 many have celebrated the UN General Assembly’s decision to endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The governments of fifteen states either abstained…

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World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference – 2014

December 12, 2010

During the last forty years since the UN Commission on Human Rights designated José Martinez Cobo as the Special Rapporteur responsible for conducting the “Study of the Problem of Discrimination…

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United States’ Brain on Drugs

September 09, 2010

There can be no doubt that Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Burma produce prodigious amounts of drugs: marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and more. But, what isn’t generally stated in the…

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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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