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Category: Traditional Knowledge

Twenty-five Tribal Members earn CWIS-CTM Certificates in Herbal Medicines

December 12, 2016

Twenty-five Tulalip, Muckleshoot and Colville Tribal members earned Center for Traditional Medicine Herbal Medicines Certificates after nine-months of intensive studies under the instruction of Valerie Segrest from the Muckleshoot Tribe….

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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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Gilio-Whitaker at NAISA

May 05, 2015

Gilio-Whitaker CWIS Research Associate and Associate Scholar Dina Gilio-Whitaker will present a major paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2015 session in Washington, D.C. June 4th. Gilio-Whitaker…

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Indigenous Knowledge Denied in AZ

February 02, 2015

As might be expected the tangible, educational successes borne from the implementation of indigenous knowledge has again slammed into bigoted, legislative and judicial barriers in a settler state (United States…

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Winter Berries – Coastal Salish

January 01, 2015

Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for…

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Biocultural Synergy

January 01, 2015

People are animals too, but too frequently human beings chose to step out of the chain of biological and cultural relationships that make the planet work more smoothly. Conventional scientists…

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CWIS Global Reach

December 12, 2014

The Center for World Indigenous Studies celebrates its 36th year since its founding in 1979 ready to meet the ground-up challenges presented by a greatly more immediate world. Radio, Television,…

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Eight Dimensions for Solstice

December 12, 2014

[Purhépecha came from the four directions as one of the oldest peoples in México [Michoacán[ recognizing the four changing windows of time and one of those windows is what many…

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FW Hunger: Land & Refugees

November 11, 2014

Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations…

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Indigenous Israelis and Palestinians

September 09, 2014

Locked in a seemingly endless embrace of self-destruction we find the cousin-nations of Palestine and Israel “driven by memory, trauma, and political identity and existential issues” observed Aaron David Miller…

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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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