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Honoring America’s Promises

July 18, 2009

Gesture of Reciprocity When the Bush administration yanked federal recognition from the Chinook Indian tribe shortly after using their leaders in a photo op at the White House to celebrate…

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Wall Street’s Boy

July 17, 2009

While human rights activists like former US Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney run medical supplies for Gaza past Israeli naval blockades, President Obama continues supplying Israel with billions of dollars  in armaments…

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New Dam Projects on Dayak Territory in Borneo

July 16, 2009

It is one of the last intact rainforests of the world. The jungle of Sarawak in the Malay state of Borneo. For years the government engages in dam projects cutting…

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CWIS in Uganda

July 16, 2009

In May 2009, CWIS Associate Scholar Anke Weisheit was appointed Principle Investigator (PI) for Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology. As PI, Anke is leading the Uganda components of…

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Democrats on Climate Change

July 16, 2009

Shoring Up Showboating Michael J. Smith covers the attack on science by Democratic Party “think tanks” covering for the party’s failure to effectively address climate change. Reminiscent of the Republican…

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CWIS in Uganda

CWIS in Uganda

July 16, 2009

In May 2009, CWIS Associate Scholar Anke Weisheit was appointed Principle Investigator (PI) for Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology. As PI, Anke is leading the Uganda components of…

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Psychic Sacrilege

July 15, 2009

As icons of the American experience, the tribes that defeated the Seventh Cavalry still play a central role in our mythology and psychic evolution. Attacked by the US Army for…

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Ceding Sovereignty

July 14, 2009

With the new Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff announcing a plan to implement a counterinsurgency in Afghanistan  modeled on that of the plan used by the US…

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Getting Real

July 13, 2009

As dominant society venues for participation in UN climate change talks go virtual, indigenous peoples are getting real. Jay Taber, Rudolph Rÿser and Renee Davis provide historical perspective on the…

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Blood for Oil

July 12, 2009

As President Obama announces his plans for accelerated development in Africa, one is reminded that a quarter of the Earth’s mineral resources are located there, including substantial oil reserves. As…

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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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