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Ancestors

November 10, 2007

Recent discoveries and interpretations of my ancestors’ graves in Southern France, associated with cave paintings from fifty thousand years ago, gave me pause to think about modern notions of what…

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My World In My Kitchen

November 9, 2007

My World In My Kitchen Food and how we prepare food is one of the most central aspects of daily life. More intimate than our language can ever be, cooking…

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Its not easy Being “Green”

November 9, 2007

The Russians dump nuclear waste in the Arctic seas, the Republic of Congo sees companies with the consent of some government officials dump 20 metric tons of toxic waste into…

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Summit Will Focus on Indigenous Rights of Mobility, Border Militarization

Summit Will Focus on Indigenous Rights of Mobility, Border Militarization

November 9, 2007

SAN XAVIER, TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION (Arizona) — A human rights crisis for Indigenous Peoples living along borders in the Americas threatens their survival, with rapidly expanding militarization and new laws…

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A World Apart

November 7, 2007

Leslie Marmon Silko and Ray A. Young Bear, both of whom pleasantly informed my appreciation of storytelling, seem almost like a different world from the dark, poetic weavings of Louise…

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The GWOT, the Joker and the Dominos of 2007

November 5, 2007

Guest Contributor: Marc Sills Incessant high-intensity violence in Iraq and Afghanistan dominates media coverage and public awareness of warfare today.  Behind both conflict theaters, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)…

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Bolivian President Evo Morales receives special award for commitment to social and health issues.

Bolivian President Evo Morales receives special award for commitment to social and health issues.

November 5, 2007

ROME, Bolivian President Evo Morales visited Italy this week to receive a special award for his government’s commitment to social and health issues. He has made these issues a “political…

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Forced Dependency and the “Development” Fiction

November 4, 2007

The United Nations General Assembly launched the First UN Development Decade in December 1961.  In those heady days sixteen years after the end of World War II popular opinion in…

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Voiceless Participation

November 3, 2007

Who wants to be a dead end hero? Here the following instruction of soldiers who successfully deserted the US army: There is an early way out. Don’t hang your head….

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NAFTA destroys self-reliant economies–promotes mass migration

November 2, 2007

Mexico is a state where two distinct economies operate side-by-side: The corporate economy of development and capitalism, and the self-reliant economy of stable of subsistence communities. Since the formal declaration…

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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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