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Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal Frontier

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Indigenous Groups Tell WIPO,

December 6, 2006

This week, a key World Intellectual Property Organization committee is debating policies related to the protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions (folklore) and genetic resources with an eye to…

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Chin: Turning Refugees into ‘Terrorists’: A U.S. Legislative Trap

December 5, 2006

The Karen refugees from on the Thai-Burmese border do not know it yet, but perhaps their miserable existence in legal limbo will end soon, thanks to the results of the…

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A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

December 5, 2006

Within the framework of the title,

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A New UNPO for the Challenges of a New Century

December 5, 2006

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has held its VIII General Assembly (GA), and deliberated on organizational reform to strengthen UNPO and its upcoming activities around the world.

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Q&A With Chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus, Les Mazeler, by Elisa Burchett

December 1, 2006

Elisa Burchett talks with Les Mazeler to answer a few basic questions regarding the November 28 vote to delay the passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Banned Papua flag flies in Papua New Guinea

November 30, 2006

A flag banned from being raised in Indonesia flew in Port Moresby today as activists called on Australia and other nations to support the province of Papua’s independence from Jakarta

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U.N. Delays Vote on Indigenous Self-Determination

U.N. Delays Vote on Indigenous Self-Determination

November 29, 2006

Leaders of the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples and their supporters expressed sadness and anger Tuesday as a subsidiary body of the U.N. General Assembly rejected a draft declaration calling…

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Chilean tribe allege ‘intellectual piracy’ by Microsoft

November 28, 2006

Mapuches, a tribe of Chilean Indians, have opposed Microsoft’s move to launch a Windows package in their language

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Diamond companies move in as AIDS takes hold of evicted Bushmen

November 17, 2006

A new wave of diamond exploration is sweeping the lands of the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana. Veteran human rights defender, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has made a video appeal expressing concern…

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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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