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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Elevating Palestine at the UN

September 21, 2011

Palestine is already “operating above the threshold of a functioning state in key areas,” announced the German government in May of 2011. It is a critical test of honor for…

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US Democracy Decline hurts Indigenous Peoples

September 17, 2011

The United States of America has been the beacon of freedom of democracy to the world’s suffering masses for 100 years, but since September 2001 US democracy has persistently declined….

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Climate Refugees shock demands new action

September 5, 2011

It is both shocking to the soul and profoundly disturbing to the mind that human beings are in this age made to suffer a horrible death from famine and the…

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UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 2, 2011

The UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNEMRIP) issued its “Final report of the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making”. The Report,…

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Resource Extraction threat to Indigenous Peoples

September 2, 2011

One of the gravest threats to the security and health of indigenous peoples the world over, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is…

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Oceans of Toxins

July 1, 2011

The oceans that feed and nurture life the world over are increasingly poisoned by human activity with the result that the oceans are “experiencing severe declines in many species to…

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Climate Talks in Bonn – outside the room

June 1, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change is working to participate in climate change talks in Bonn, Germany beginning this week.  The two week meeting of the ad hoc…

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The “Right” in “Indigenous Rights”

May 5, 2011

Since the Fall of 2007 many have celebrated the UN General Assembly’s decision to endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The governments of fifteen states either abstained…

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Applying Indigenous Knowledge

April 18, 2011

Bolivia’s Foreign Minister since 2006, David Choquehuanca is a leading voice in favor of promoting traditional knowledge and its parallel application to climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches.  Foreign Minister…

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Sex Trafficking and Indigenous People

April 14, 2011

Sex sells and it makes people money.  If you enslave people and traffick in prostitution you are committing a crime against humanity producing huge sums of money for those who…

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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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