As the energy and mineral extraction industries move into the final phase of wasting creation, indigenous governance remains an obstacle to unimpeded greed. Guarding indigenous governance, then, becomes more than a human rights or environmental concern. In essence, protecting indigenous nations from the relentless onslaught by the Free Market is now a key element in the survival of humankind.
Defeating the Free Market thus becomes an imperative for indigenous networks and their anti-globalization allies.
With the acceleration of Free Market attacks on health and education worldwide, institutional enemies of indigenous governance within the US, EU, and UN — while generating millions of new adversaries — remain formidable foes. How the world indigenous peoples’ movement proceeds against these foes is a matter of grave concern.
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