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Fourth World Journal 7.2 published!

Fourth World Journal 7.2 published!

November 23, 2007

Our latest issue of the Fourth World Journal is now available online at cwis.org! This issue is a collaboration of five authors presenting four articles and one book review.

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B.C. First Nations win historic land victory

B.C. First Nations win historic land victory

November 23, 2007

In a historic legal victory for First Nations in British Columbia, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled aboriginal people have proven title to 2,000 square kilometres of land in the…

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Writing and Fighting

November 22, 2007

You can not be creative in a system that is very unjust, like the system we live in, unless you are a dissident. Because when you are creative you are…

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The Gathering - A Modern Thanksgiving Story

The Gathering – A Modern Thanksgiving Story

November 21, 2007

At Thanksgiving, as we in the United States gather to celebrate the first ceremonial sharing between Native Peoples and the arriving European Peoples, it might be a good time to…

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West Papua National Coalition for Liberation call for peace talks

November 19, 2007

                                                                                        19th November 2007 The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) has called on the President of Indonesia, Dr. Haji Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to enter into peace talks…

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Mexico is Booming, The People Suffer

November 19, 2007

As I looked out of my window flying from  Monterey, Mexico to Houston, Texas one afternoon two weeks ago I looked out on a landscape that once contained hundreds of…

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Ceremony

November 19, 2007

“I will tell you something about stories. They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.”…

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Modern Symbols Market Tradition

November 16, 2007

To be healthy means to be rich. This reality is widely understood and accepted within contemporary western society. The trend is towards a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Aspects that have…

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Mirror Dance

November 15, 2007

I was only nineteen when I first saw the tumbling falls of the upper Skagit from behind some huckleberry bushes that grew along a river path that I’d stumbled on…

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Maine Episcopalians decry 'doctrine of discovery'

Maine Episcopalians decry ‘doctrine of discovery’

November 12, 2007

In 1496, Henry VII, King of England, authorized John Cabot to sail to ”undiscovered” non-Christian lands, subjugate their inhabitants, confiscate their resources and claim the land in the name of…

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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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