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  • Posted on via Facebook: Intercontinental Cry Magazine needs the voluntary support and help of a funding developer. This is an urgent appeal for support and help to ensure that this important publication can survive since it must rely solely on individual and group contributions now. Read on: https://intercontinentalcry.org/ic-magazine-call-applications-development-fundraising-coordinator/IC Magazine Call for Applications: Development & Fundraising Coordinator
  • Posted on via Facebook: American Indian nations throughout the hemisphere and peoples around the world have been facing the adverse effects of human induced climate changes for decades; and accordingly these nations have needed to adapt on a continuing basis. Aljazeera's Emily Crane Linn calls important attention to efforts by Indigenous Scientists and Conventional Scientists to blend their knowledge systems to deal with the needs of Indian nations to adapt to climate changes. (See: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/07/tribes-work-scientists-climate-change-160713092436522.html) The problem now for many indigenous nations is that they are experiencing the "Kiribati Effect:" Kiribati is an island nation that is slowly being inundated by a the rising ocean and its people have no place to go or adapt to. Indigenous nations in many places around the world face the same fate whether it is forest fires, floods, colder winters and hotter summers, animals moving to other localities and more. Already indigenous nations experience such pressures from changing climate that their people have become climate refugees--their forced presence now giving rise to new conflicts in neighboring regions. As this article suggests, much more will be required for all humans to respond to this sustained human created disaster. The economic, political and environmental policies countries and their subordinate governments operate under are no longer sustainable. Large cities are not sustainable since they draw dramatic quantities of natural resources from the land and then produce huge amounts of waste. Large cities must disaggregate intentionally or they will be forced by the changing climate to collapse. Indigenous nations like those in Oklahoma must look well beyond the current political, economic and environmental frameworks created by countries like the United States, Canada, Mexico and those in Europe, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. The reliance on the system of "development" consumes resources and produces waste well beyond the capacity of nature to restore itself. Intentional development must now be sharply curtailed; and even when that is accomplished we are faced with degraded environments and the quality of life on this planet for generations to come. Indigenous knowledge systems may be helpful in the long term, but forty years ago would have been a good time to begin applying what indigenous knowledge systems have had to offer from thousands of years of experience. It is probably fair to say that so called modern science and indigenous sciences have proven enormously valuable, but if the people who make decisions in government, business, academia, and religions fail to heed factual evidence produced by these systems of knowledge, then the breakdowns of past civilizations are likely to be repeated by the present civilization. At the Center for World Indigenous Studies (cwis.org) we still have confidence, that for the long term, indigenous knowledge systems will become the basis for human continuity.US tribes work with scientists against climate change
  • Posted on via Facebook: Honor indigenous nations by negotiating intergovernmental protocols on a nation-by-nation basis to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples advocated by eleven indigenous nations in their 2013 Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments. Haudenosaunee (Onondaga) commentator and President of the American Indian Law Alliance Bette Lyons calls of states' governments to "fully embrace" the UNDRIP in her opinion piece in Roll Call http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/next-president-embrace-u-n-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples. CWIS agrees with the embrace, but goes further to challenge indigenous nations and states' governments to establish enforceable bi-lateral government-to-government agreements specifically designed to implement provisions of the UNDRIP acceptable to each indigenous nations according to each nation's requirements?Next President Should Fully Embrace UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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  • Posted on via Facebook: Aaron Carapella has created a new map of North American Indian Country similar to the CWIS Fourth World Atlas Project that produced several critically aclaimed maps illustrating indigenous nations http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/10/changing-perceptions-and-making-connections-one-map-time-159925Changing Perceptions and Making Connections—One Map at a Time
  • Posted on via Facebook: Killing Cockroaches with a Hammer http://cwis.org/FWE/2016/08/03/killing-cockroaches-with-a-hammer/ The United States and partner countries are attempting to kill ISIS with massive military weapons and troops. The US has failed to learn the lesson that you don’t try to kill a cockroach with a hammer. I suggest that the map released by the White House illustrating “ISIS Global Expansion” reflects the product of the two pronged failure of State’s government policy toward what George W. Bush called the “War on Terror:” Using conventional weapons and even fancy “laser” weapons and drones simply reinforce the asymmetrical nature of states attempting to destroy a non-state entity; and states’ foreign policy approaches failed to recognize on-the ground realities where the dominant political entities are indigenous nations that determine the stability and continuity of states such as Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and other states attacked with conventional weapons.Fourth World Eye Blog
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  • Posted on via Facebook: CWIS is happy to collaborate with Courtney Parker and other courageous reporters and journalists in Tapti Tasbia (Mother land in Miskitu on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua). The war that began with the fall of Samosa and the rise of Daniel Ortega's Sandinista government in 1979 rages on with the Miskitu, Sumo and Rama taking the brunt of Nicaragua's and China's neo-liberal plan to build a canal for shipping oil across Nicaragua through Miskitu and Rama territory. Though basically a cold and warm war instead of a hot war (full blown military exchange as occurred in the 1980s) the Miskitu, Sumo and Rama must continue to defend their people and territory against the violent interventions of the weak state of Nicaragua and the powerful state of China. Read this: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/07/22/indigenous-violent-standoff-illegal-settlers-and-militarized-police-165207Indigenous In Violent Standoff With Illegal Settlers and Militarized Police
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  • Posted on via Facebook: Of the 65.3 million refugees we estimate thatn 3/4 originate in indigenous communities: Syria, Sudan, Somalia are major sources, Burma and Cambodia as well as the Central Africa Republic constitute other important origins. Virtually no record is kept about the indigenous people displaced inside states or across borders--they are merely refugees. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/un-says-653-million-people-displaced-in-2015-a-new-record/article30520274/Poor nations shoulder bulk of record refugee numbers: UNHCR
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