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Somaliland: Recent Troubles Refocus International Attention

January 11, 2007

A return of violence and turmoil to the troubled state of Somalia has refocused international attention on the unrecognised state of Somaliland, as its people continue to witness events from…

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Sweden’s Sami struggle over land rights

January 11, 2007

The indigenous Sami people in northern Sweden took a step toward self-determination in the New Year, when the government gave them full control of reindeer herding for the first time….

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Protecting traditional knowledge

January 9, 2007

In recent years indigenous peoples’ cultural resources have become bones of contention for many different reasons. They are given different labels, manifesting the different ways in which people define them;…

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Indigenous people, commerce clash over bioprospecting

January 8, 2007

Maca growers and indigenous organizations were outraged when, in 2001, a New Jersey company, PureWorld Botanicals, received a U.S. patent for exclusive commercial distribution of an extract of maca’s active…

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Oil Inflames Nigerian Region Again

January 8, 2007

Four decades after the bloody secessionist war first put the brutal realities of modern-day African conflicts on TV screens, the oil-rich Niger Delta region is threatening to boil over again.

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West Papuan Self-determination vs. genocide

January 8, 2007

Dateline’s report on the Ethnic cleansing and genocide issues in West Papua.

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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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