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Obama’s Death Squads

November 6, 2010

While Indonesian military forces torture and murder West Papuans, President Obama decided to lift the military assistance ban to the country’s elite death squads. With the release of video footage…

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Enemy of the People

November 5, 2010

The Thought Police I began my morning reading about Tibetan journalists imprisoned and tortured by Chinese security agents for interviewing Tibetans about their cultural disintegration. The next news item was…

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Nations Versus States

November 5, 2010

A while back, Bill Weinberg wrote that the 4th World War, characterized by NAFTA and other instruments of colonial reconquest, is an extension of previous genocides against indigenous peoples–a conflict…

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Turtle Island Storyteller, the Late Vi Hilbert

November 5, 2010

The late Vi Hilbert, whose Indian name is Taqwseblu, was a member of the Upper Skagit tribe. Her life’s work was preserving the Lushootseed (Puget Salish for “Puget Sound, connected…

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Robert Miller on TVW’s Author’s Hour

November 5, 2010

Host David Nicandri interviews Robert J. Miller, Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, on his book “Native America: Discovered and Conquered,” at the Hayner Media Center in Olympia.

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Interview with Joyce Silverthorn

November 5, 2010

A video interview with Joyce Silverthorn.

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Uranium

November 5, 2010

Uranium is an award winning short film on the consequences of uranium mining in Canada. Narrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie, the 48-minute film explores how uranium mining can impact the environment,…

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In the Native Way

November 4, 2010

Nine years ago, Tom Goldtooth wrote of the spiritual values that tie us to Mother Earth, and how losing that understanding makes us vulnerable to industrialization. As globalization accelerates under…

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Obama: Stop Funding Indonesian Torture of Papuans

November 4, 2010

Survival is asking President Obama, who is due to visit Indonesia next week, to suspend US military assistance to Jakarta until its forces stop killing and torturing the people of…

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US Swings “Right”: Indigenous Peoples’ Warning

November 3, 2010

The US government has been generally hostile to indigenous peoples for most of the last 45 years in the international arena.  Their concern? “Indigenous peoples may want to invoke political…

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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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