On April 24, the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change issued the Anchorage Declaration. The declaration will guide successive talks between aboriginal nations and the United Nations, notably in the forthcoming negotiations at the December conference in Copenhagen. Key to the evolving relationship between UN member states and stateless nations comprising the Fourth World, will be the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On Earth Day at the UN, Bolivian President Evo Morales — a participant in the Indigenous Summit — spoke with Laura Flanders about decolonizing that relationship.
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.access here