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Canada and its “recognition” of the UNDRIP

March 26, 2010

The 2010 Federal Throne Speech of the Canadian government hinted at a shift in Canada’s position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It reads:…

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Welcome Contributors Waters and Davis

February 5, 2010

I wish to let all of our readers know that two new contributors have now been added to the Fourth World Eye roster. Tiffany Waters, Deputy Director and Research Associate…

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Miquel Alfonso Martinez – Diplomat and Friend

February 3, 2010

After losing one friend it appears I have lost yet another.  Dr. Miquel J. Alfonso Martinez, one Cuba’s most outstanding diplomats who in my experience played a dominant role in…

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Papuan Viktor Kaisiepo

February 1, 2010

Viktor Kaisiepo, died on Sunday 31 January 2010 at the age of 61. A Papuan nationalist who vigorously represented his own tribal community as well as the hundreds of communities…

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Dying For Money in Peru’s Jungle

December 4, 2009

Suffering, in real danger of being wiped out from a hepatitis B infection is the indigenous nation of the Candoshi, estimated at 2,500, in Peru’s northern Amazon jungle. After Candoshi…

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One Family, Many Cultures

June 22, 2009

When the salutation, “All my relations” is spoken or written these days, many people think this quaint and perhaps a little presumptuous. But, the expression has always expressed a deep…

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Corporate Violence Continues

June 9, 2009

There has been no greater challenge to the life, territory, culture and very existence of Fourth World peoples than that presented by the greed and impunity of unregulated resource extracting…

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UN Permanent Forum 8 -NY

May 27, 2009

UN Headquarters, New York City – Today is the third to the last day of a two-week session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting in Conference…

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Collective Punishment

January 21, 2008

I remember the shocking real-time film from the siege of Sarajevo, as well as the attendant world outrage that led to UN and NATO engagement with Serbia. Reading yesterday’s post…

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A Luo President of the United State

January 11, 2008

US Senator Barack Obama is a student of political science, international relations and American law. He is a leading candidate for the presidency of the United States of America and…

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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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