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Pornography

July 07, 2015

Melissa Farley discusses the public health crisis of pornography, in particular the human trafficking that makes prostitution profitable.

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Israel’s Concentration Camp-Gaza

July 07, 2015

Max Blumenthal writes in his column “The Next Gaza War” that more than 500,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain displaced by Israel’s relentless bombing in 2008 when more than…

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Forced FW Assimilation-Russia

July 07, 2015

The Russian Federation along with Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine abstained from voting for or against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in…

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FW Wars & Refugees

July 07, 2015

The CWIS FW Refugees project continues to monitor changes in the number of forced Fourth World refugees resulting from wars, climate change, and corporate land confiscation. As a result of…

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A Sacred Trust

June 06, 2015

Coast Salish Nation, a kinship-based society of Washington tribes and British Columbia First Nations on the Salish Sea, announced on June 3, 2015 that they will seek a seat at…

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FW Slavery?

June 06, 2015

The third largest criminal activity in the world is human trafficking or bluntly, modern slavery.Twenty-two million to Thirty-eight million people in the world are victims of slavery–involuntary servitude. The Indian…

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Separate FW Political Paths

June 06, 2015

Settler states such as Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Argentina have a difficult time comprehending why the peoples among whom they settled fail to disappear. Mexico is…

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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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How many Indigenous People?

May 05, 2015

(Map developed by Decolonial Atlas: Indigenous Peoples as a percentage of the total population by state https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/world-indigenous-population/) Since the year 2000 the number 370 million has been bandied about as…

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Tribes Fight Coal and Oil

May 05, 2015

As reported by Ashley Ahearn, tribal leaders from Washington, Montana and British Columbia gathered May 14 in Seattle to draw attention to the battle between the region’s tribes, and the…

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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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