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Category: FW Geo-Politics

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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Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

April 11, 2011

Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the…

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Climate Talks Resume, Bolivia, China and Indigenous Peoples

April 5, 2011

The second day of the sixteenth session of the AWG-KP (AWG-KP 16) and the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA (AWG-LCA 14), taking place from Sunday, 3 April through Friday, 8…

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Libya, A Broken State

April 2, 2011

When as state is broken (meaning it cannot control its borders, its laws are not universally observed, there is a central government that exercises sovereignty over the territory, but is…

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North Africa Aflame – Indigenous Nations at the Center

March 28, 2011

From Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen, and Libya the untold story fundamental to the unrest is about the hundreds of indigenous nations, communities and groups that have suffered long suppression…

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Pashtun Taliban Talks and the War with No End

February 19, 2011

The Pashtun Taliban have many different groups among them fighting against NATO forces in Afghanistan. Some of these troops are now secretly engaged in talks with the Americans.  The US…

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South Sudan: 99 Percent There

February 5, 2011

The 11 January plebiscite conducted in South Sudan concluded, when all the votes were turned in, ninety-nine percent (99%) in favor of the South separating from the North. According to…

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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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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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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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