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Category: FW Geo-Politics

The US Fails on Climate Change – Indigenous Peoples Threatened

July 23, 2010

As I suggested about a year ago, shortly after the US House of Representatives passed its version of climate change legislation, the Senate will fail to move on a Bill,…

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Dumping Waste & Pollutants

June 20, 2010

New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote,  “If Americans abhor poorly regulated deep-water oil drilling, wait until they get a load of nuclear waste on land with no regulatory agency…

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BP Gulf Oil Spill and Louisiana Tribes

May 18, 2010

Aside from the ecological devastation caused by the BP Gulf Oil Spill in the ocean, tribal lifeways of South Louisiana are also at risk. This leaves members of the Pointe-Au-Chien…

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UN Indigenous Discourse A Disappointment

April 25, 2010

I sat in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations at the 9th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues last week listening to speakers from North American…

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UNDRIP Implementation

April 21, 2010

UN Headquarters, United Nations. New York City I am sitting in on a side event preparatory to the afternoon meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  The…

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Australia, New Zealand and now US?

April 21, 2010

I am today attending the 9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York City.  It appears this session promises to have…

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US New Enemy: Indigenous Peoples

February 23, 2010

The US Supreme Court heard arguments today reported by the news media as an issue of US Constitutional First Amendment Rights. The Courts decision will have much larger implications if…

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Pashtunistan the Country–Security Lessons

January 31, 2010

Afghanistan and Pakistan stand as two semi-organized states with Pashtunistan and other nations astride their mid-sections. Violently attacked by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1980s, undermined by…

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“Grand Adaptation Coalition” Needed

December 26, 2009

Now that the United Nation’s Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty Conference is over it is time to consider the best path for indigenous peoples to take to secure their future. While…

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Monoplists, Public Policy and Indigenous Rights

December 14, 2009

The World Trade Organization is essentially the world’s “chamber of commerce” sanctioned by states’ governments to regulate public policy. It is now quite commonly accepted in the assemblies of government…

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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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