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Rama & Gran Canal Lunacy

January 01, 2015

The Rama people in southeastern Atlantic Coast Nicaragua are located in the path of a deep water canal to connect the Caribbean with the Pacific Ocean. The states of Cuba,…

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UN Adopts WCIP Outcome

September 09, 2014

With the Holy See and Canada opting out of Article 13 and Article 3 (respectively) the UN High Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly today adopted the World Conference…

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Oil War in South Sudan

December 12, 2013

As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had…

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

December 12, 2012

Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies…

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Aymara Delegation Visits Center

July 07, 2012

A delegation of education and cultural leaders from Bolivia sponsored  by the US Department of State People-to-People Program met for a briefing at the Center for World Indigenous Studies on…

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Jarawa in India on Verge of Extinction

April 04, 2012

Human safaris, the incresing pressure of resources depletion and development have been wreaking havoc on one of India’s most ancient tribes. A recent documentary illustrates some of the ares of…

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Dr. Mirjam Hirch

October 10, 2011

She was an intern at the Center for World Indigenous Studies in 2001 and then she took on the important responsibilities of a CWIS Fellow focusing on Traditional Medicine Policy. …

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Appoint Tauli-Corpuz to UN Post

October 10, 2011

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is preparing to appoint a new UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism in its new term. The Center for World Indigenous…

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Applying Indigenous Knowledge

April 04, 2011

Bolivia’s Foreign Minister since 2006, David Choquehuanca is a leading voice in favor of promoting traditional knowledge and its parallel application to climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches.  Foreign Minister…

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CWIS Associate Scholars Achieve

December 12, 2010

The Center for World Indigenous Studies Associate Scholars Program calls upon the best and the brightest scholarly leaders worldwide who work with Fourth World Nations and will share their knowledge…

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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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