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Unconscionable

August 14, 2010

U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rules that a quarter million acres stolen from the Oneida Nation and sold by the State of New York is a done deal, and…

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A New Day

August 13, 2010

The Smithsonian repatriates a cache of sacred items to the Yurok.

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Honorable Experience

August 13, 2010

Three years ago this week, I began as a correspondent to Fourth World Eye, a natural outcome of my archival work for Public Good Project and my posting on its…

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Development Aggression

August 12, 2010

Yesterday’s article in The Dominion about debt forgiveness for the Democratic Republic of the Congo reminded me of a recent message by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, which…

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Caucasian Monaco

August 12, 2010

Balcani e Caucaso looks at Abkazhia, the Caucasian country on the coast of the Black Sea, a stateless nation with a long relationship to Mediterranean culture.

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Damned by Dams

August 11, 2010

In its latest report, Serious Damage: Tribal Peoples and Large Dams, Survival International examines the building boom on indigenous lands financed by the World Bank, European Investment Bank, and states…

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Assets of Humanity

August 10, 2010

Socially responsible investment companies urge US government to adopt and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Citing the relationship between sustainable economic development and human rights…

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Misplaced Trust

August 9, 2010

I just watched The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, coming to PBS in October. As the Obama Administration goes after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks…

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REDD and Autonomy

August 8, 2010

The United Nations has been sponsoring negotiations for the last several years on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries). Indigenous peoples and their organizations concerned…

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Fighting For Our Lives

August 8, 2010

Oil companies line up against California’s greenhouse gas law. California legislators call for federal investigation into money-laundering to defeat the country’s first climate change legislation.

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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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