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Category: FW Geo-Politics

Oil War in South Sudan

December 24, 2013

As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had…

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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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Diplomacy in the Arctic

October 16, 2013

Iceland (one of the few true nation-states in the world) recently initiated and hosted the Arctic Circle – a nonprofit/nonpartisan conference designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen…

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Never-Fading Flowers

August 16, 2013

Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions…

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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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Praying New Leadership

June 19, 2013

Recently, a friend suffering from an autoimmune disease shared a healing anecdote that, while seemingly disparate, lends itself – I believe – to indigenous self-determination. The story was about an…

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Engaged Self-Determination

June 6, 2013

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held its 12th Session at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, May 20-31.  Tasked with reviewing the implementation of…

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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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