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Strategic Opposition

December 31, 2007

I’m only half way through A Quiet Revolution by Mary Elizabeth King, but I can already say that her analysis of the first Palestinian intifada, as well as her detailed…

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Addressing Balance in Bolivia

December 16, 2007

The battle between the “haves” and the “havenots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to disenfranchise the majority indigenous populations…

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Local and accessible

December 9, 2007

It is often said that progress is inevitable and that things will always get better as a result of progress. In recent years my own observation, as I am sure…

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Fabric of Identity

October 4, 2007

If the fabric of global society is analogous to a constantly shifting patchwork of cognitive relationships between tribes, institutions, markets and networks, then the fabric of each component of this…

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Broken Record

September 28, 2007

My friend Paul de Armond once remarked that it seemed life in America was like a giant broken record in the sky that kept playing the same segment of a…

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Internationalizing Indian Rights

September 26, 2007

Bolivian president Evo Morales, an Aymaran, spoke before the United Nations General Assembly as a head of state. Before speaking Morales met with Haudenosaunee, Oglala Lakota and Cree leaders at…

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On the Warpath

August 19, 2007

In this 2005 Mother Jones article by Julia Whitty, we meet Blackfeet Nation banker Elouise Pepion Cobell, who has made it her mission in life to recover the $176 billion…

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Indigenous Identity

August 17, 2007

As an American, I think indigenous identity is something diasporaed Europeans are still getting a handle on, and it seems to help to communicate with our still-rooted relations on the…

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A Lasting Peace

August 10, 2007

When Bernadette Devlin — MP for Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland — crossed the floor of the Westminster Parliament in 1972 to slap the British Secretary of State’s face for saying…

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Musharraf’s “Jirga” Mistake

August 9, 2007

Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf is making a major mistake by not joining Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Pashtun jirga now convened in Kabul. Musharraf is continuing to show considerable…

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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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