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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Not Trusting the “Trustee”

December 19, 2013

Four-years after the US Secretary of the Department of the Interior established the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform the five member panel issued its Final Report on…

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Indian Nations 1, US Gov 0

November 21, 2013

The Quinault Indian Nation hosted a UN Member States’ Reception on May 20, 2013 on the first day of the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

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Indigenous Nations Engage the World

November 20, 2013

A funny thing happened five years after the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples–customary and constitutional indigenous governments decided to begin a new…

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CWIS and the Global Rights debate

November 9, 2013

The Center for World Indigenous Studies is deeply engaged in regional and global initiatives to advance the dialogue between indigenous nations and UN member states. We deem this an essential…

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Customary & Constitution Indigenous Government

August 14, 2013

Much has been said and written about the parts of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that call for states’ governments to conduct relations with Indigenous peoples…

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“We Decide”

January 20, 2013

When indigenous nations ask that their knowledge, their territories, their way of life receive the respect that all humans expect they ask that other societies act as mature human organisms….

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The Transition: Life, Death and Rebirth

December 20, 2012

December 21, 2012 is marked in Mayan calendrical measurement as 13.0.0.0.0 or the end of the 26 thousand year Great Cycle. In the knowledge system of America’s original peoples this…

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

December 11, 2012

Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies…

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Extreme Violence against Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj

November 14, 2012

In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli…

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CWIS Monitoring Adaptation Committee

October 23, 2012

The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework…

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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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