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Aggression Unabated

November 1, 2010

Minorities in Focus examines the process of genocide in West Papua, where indigenous independence and autonomy have been systematically undermined since the 1963 invasion by Indonesia. As the ethnic cleansing…

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Wind River

November 1, 2010

Gas Pains In perhaps the perfect example of why excessive energy consumption is a poor plan, the EPA study of toxic chemical groundwater contamination by natural gas drilling companies might…

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Achieving Coherence

October 31, 2010

Communications in Conflict Fighting for Our Lives Before November 30, 1999, most people in the world had no idea what the World Trade Organization (WTO) was or did. The anti-globalization…

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Trappings of Culture

October 31, 2010

In a consumer society, settler culture not only assimilates indigenous peoples into the dominant market relationships, it also assimilates the trappings of indigenous culture as yet another commodity. For those…

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Gambling on Globalization

October 31, 2010

Indigenous tourism in the Americas — like ecotourism elsewhere — is fraught with difficulties, the main one being how to establish respectful relationships within the hostile process of globalization.

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Cyberwar

October 30, 2010

After airing a video of Indonesian troops torturing West Papuans, Survival International suspects the government of Indonesia as the culprit in the latest cyberattack against their website.

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BINGO

October 30, 2010

The Dominion has obtained documentation of NGO collusion with the Canadian government in excluding First Nations from major environmental accords. As I noted in my post on the orthodoxy of…

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Primary Foe

October 30, 2010

The Dine and the Appalachians speak different languages, but share a foe in Peabody Coal. In West Virginia, Peabody ships their mountaintops away on coal trains; in Arizona, Peabody pumps…

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Sustainable Colonisation…

October 27, 2010

After visiting many old and several very new institutions of learning, as a person trained in the western academe I can use the very tools of western critical social analysis…

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Pandora’s Box Reveals Identity

October 27, 2010

Watching the movie Avatar leads to many Indigenous perspectives on many contemporary issues, including the irony of a movie made for mass production and profits that speaks to enduring issues…

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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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