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Category: Global Exchange

Kalahui Hawaii: Overthrow Remembered

January 12, 2007

On January 16, 1893, United States diplomatic and military personnel conspired with a small group of individuals to overthrow the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Under the direction of…

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West Papua: Trouble in the Highlands

January 11, 2007

A humanitarian crisis is emerging in the Punjak Jaya region of West Papua. Local human rights workers report that thousands of people fled the regions of Tingginabbut, Yamu, Illu and…

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Somaliland: Recent Troubles Refocus International Attention

January 11, 2007

A return of violence and turmoil to the troubled state of Somalia has refocused international attention on the unrecognised state of Somaliland, as its people continue to witness events from…

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Sweden’s Sami struggle over land rights

January 11, 2007

The indigenous Sami people in northern Sweden took a step toward self-determination in the New Year, when the government gave them full control of reindeer herding for the first time….

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Protecting traditional knowledge

January 9, 2007

In recent years indigenous peoples’ cultural resources have become bones of contention for many different reasons. They are given different labels, manifesting the different ways in which people define them;…

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Indigenous people, commerce clash over bioprospecting

January 8, 2007

Maca growers and indigenous organizations were outraged when, in 2001, a New Jersey company, PureWorld Botanicals, received a U.S. patent for exclusive commercial distribution of an extract of maca’s active…

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Oil Inflames Nigerian Region Again

January 8, 2007

Four decades after the bloody secessionist war first put the brutal realities of modern-day African conflicts on TV screens, the oil-rich Niger Delta region is threatening to boil over again.

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West Papuan Self-determination vs. genocide

January 8, 2007

Dateline’s report on the Ethnic cleansing and genocide issues in West Papua.

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Botswana Gives Bushmen Tough Conditions

December 15, 2006

Botswana’s government Thursday accepted a court order to allow the Bushmen, the nation’s last hunter-gatherers, to live on their ancestral lands. But at the same time, officials imposed tough conditions…

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Natives of Guam Decry U.S. Expansion Plan

Natives of Guam Decry U.S. Expansion Plan

December 14, 2006

A Pentagon plan for a massive military build-up on the Pacific island of Guam is meeting with resistance by ethnic Chamorros who live there and the Chamorro diaspora in the…

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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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