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Category: Artby - Mirjam Hirch

People in a Changing World

November 18, 2010

How do human-environment relationships affect the reality of communities, concepts of health and well-being? This is the topic of discussions during a conference in Europe’s High North- the 7th International…

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The Beauty of True Mentoring Relationships

November 1, 2010

Having a good mentor in life is a very precious gift and great honor. There are wonderful people on the face of this planet who have mastered some of the…

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Indigenous Doctors Congress 2010

August 27, 2010

Indigenous doctors from throughout the Pacific are currently meeting during the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC) at Whistler, Canada home to the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations. Born from…

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Historical Ignorance

August 25, 2010

Amazing how little some Euro Americans understand about the indigenous population and history of the country they live in. This holds true even for those who are to closely collaborate…

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WHO Admits to Not Have Done Enough

July 18, 2010

“I hope this is a start of getting into a more intense contact,” the representative of the World Health Organization stated at the organization’s Geneva headquarters during a meeting with…

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Sharing Narratives for Better Health

July 13, 2010

There is lots of power in indigenous knowledge holders coming together at international venues such as the conference on health promotion IUHPE currently taking place at Geneva. While in 2004…

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Global Health Promotion

July 11, 2010

The world is in the midst of a multiplicity of crisis, above all a `crisis of ideas.` We need a paradigmatic shift, an overall economic change, Dr. Sara Cook, Director,…

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Tales from Indigenous Europe

May 29, 2010

“When our generation is gone, none of this is known anymore,” said Prof. Maria Mies during a talk in Cologne yesterday in front of an audience (the mentees, organizer and…

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The Dragon of the Aeta and Ilongot

April 10, 2010

A “new” species was confirmed by biologists. Known and eaten by the indigenous nations of the Phillippines, Aeta and Ilongot, for a long time. The animal recently in the spotlight…

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Multidimensional Vision

January 2, 2010

What a flat-out anti-war message. The science fiction epic film “Avatar” is a fictional story about the most pressing, real problems of today’s imperialistic world. It concerns big contemporary topics…

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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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