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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Traditional Knowledge? A Seat at the Table

January 20, 2011

A central question raised by indigenous peoples involved in Climate Change treaty talks has been, “will traditional knowledge and cultural standards as reflected in local rules and regulations become a…

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South Sudan Will be Independent, But

January 16, 2011

The peoples of South Sudan have been suffering the greed and bigotry of leaders in the north of Sudan since the colonial transition in 1956.  British mistakes and faulty political…

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End of Decade, Start of 21st Century and Red Moon

January 2, 2011

When centuries change, there is about a twenty year period of transition from one to the other. The twentieth century didn’t really get going in music, technology, government and life…

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Partitioning Sudan: Self-Determination from Genocide

December 25, 2010

January 9, 2011 will be the day on which the Peoples of the Nuba Mountains and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) will have the opportunity to realize a decades…

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US Government on UNDRIP: Yes, but No

December 18, 2010

US President Barak Obama, standing before a conference of Indian government, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian Native leaders, announced that his government “will support” the United Nations Declaration on the Rights…

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Obama Administration Endorses UNDRIP

December 16, 2010

President Barak Obama endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples three years after the United Nations General Assembly adopted UNDRIP in September 2007 and after an extensive…

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Market-Based Climate Schemes: Rejected

December 10, 2010

Indigenous peoples’ representatives in Cancun, México have flatly rejected the market-based approach to global warming called REDD (United Nations Reduction of Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Thousands of indigenous…

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Cancun Climate: Hopeful Signs

December 6, 2010

China and India are easing their opposition to US demands for climate compliance monitoring, reporting and verification for developing countries (a long time demand of the US government) and environmental…

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CWIS Associate Scholars Achieve

December 5, 2010

The Center for World Indigenous Studies Associate Scholars Program calls upon the best and the brightest scholarly leaders worldwide who work with Fourth World Nations and will share their knowledge…

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World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference – 2014

December 1, 2010

During the last forty years since the UN Commission on Human Rights designated José Martinez Cobo as the Special Rapporteur responsible for conducting the “Study of the Problem of Discrimination…

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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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