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Local Control

August 13, 2011

Taku Tlingit make precedent-setting deal with British Columbia. Indigenous sovereignty is the key.

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Intercultural Education

August 10, 2011

In order to initiate an institutional dialogue between the Mapuche nation and the Chilean state, the Mapuche Federation of Students — with support from the Federation of Students of Chile…

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Grievous Injustice

August 8, 2011

Since 1963, when the UN ceded control of the former Dutch colony of West Papua to Indonesia, the West Papuan peaceful struggle for independence has been met with brutal repression…

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Mitigating Montana

August 7, 2011

With the entire Blackfeet Reservation leased to oil and gas companies, potential revenues come at the risk of groundwater contamination and other environmental losses. Apparently operating with less than full…

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Canada in the Dock

August 7, 2011

Nine Vancouver Island First Nations, supported by Amnesty International, have successfully brought their claim against the Government of Canada before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. As their claim proceeds…

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Shell’s Shame

August 6, 2011

UNPO reports on the United Nations Environment Program report on oil pollution in Ogoniland. Putting to rest Shell Oil’s false claims of sabotage as the culprit, UNEP documents Shell’s dumping…

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Shell Games

August 6, 2011

The UN Environment Program report on oil pollution in Ogoniland dispels Shell Oil's propaganda blaming sabotage for the five hundred million gallons the company dumped over five decades in the…

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From the Ruins

August 5, 2011

Over the last five hundred years, wealthy Europeans devastated the original societies of the Americas. Of course, they had a lot of enthusiastic help from less than wealthy Europeans, but…

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Seeds of Hope

August 3, 2011

In hard times, it is community that sees us through. An essential but often neglected part of nurturing community, especially when things fall apart, is mentoring. In this inter-generational exchange…

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Beware

August 3, 2011

Betrayed by covert relationships between an oil company and an NGO offering to assist indigenous peoples, the Guarani learn a valuable lesson about intermediaries.

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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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