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Canada’s Double Standard

October 31, 2011

British Columbia First Nations seek relief before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for theft of indigenous lands by Canada.

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Papuan Policy

October 19, 2011

Last summer I reported on the decision by the Obama Administration to lift the ban on funding Indonesian death squads. Intercontinental Cry reports on the storming of the Papuan People’s…

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Usual Suspects

October 10, 2011

Rotten to the Core might have been a catchier title for this post, but blaming poverty pimps like the Congress of Racial Equality for gaming the system of corporate philanthropy…

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All Out Offensive

October 6, 2011

As the Palestinian people struggle to become recognized as members of the international community, the United States government has launched an all out offensive to prevent Palestine from enjoying full…

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October 3, 2011

In preparing for winter talks with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says it’s time to reset the relationship between Canada and the…

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Creativity and Consciousness

October 2, 2011

A study by Johns Hopkins, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, concludes that use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) increases creativity, artistic appreciation and curiosity. The study notes that this discovery…

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Respectful Coexistence

September 30, 2011

As colonial constructs imposed by European powers, the states of Canada and the US perpetuate illegitimate claims on North America that cannot be legitimated without the consent of First Nations…

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Amnesty Condemns Western Racism

September 24, 2011

Despite a western boycott (including the US) of the meeting on racism in the UN General Assembly, a majority of member states joined Amnesty International in condemning racism against indigenous…

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The Morality of Mining

September 2, 2011

As indigenous peoples become more effective at confronting governments and mining companies intent on destroying their water and land for precious metals, the narrative of globalization is becoming aggressively defensive….

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Uncommon Grounding

August 25, 2011

A short while ago, Duane Champagne wrote about the intent of Canada and the United States to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a tool…

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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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