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Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal Frontier

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Disrupting Settled Expectations

January 27, 2014

Tribal land claims against states always face stiff challenges in U.S. courts, precisely because U.S. courts are run by settlers. Siding with American Indian tribes against state governments happens in…

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Presiding Over Peace

January 25, 2014

Keith Payne recounts the poetry of vitality offered by Oscar Oliva as the essence of revolution in Chiapas.

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Mobilizing Resentment

January 10, 2014

In her article on Native American rights and the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Watch contributor and Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson asks if the hiring of anti-Indian racists by…

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Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

January 1, 2014

The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum…

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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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Timeline of Bigotry

November 3, 2013

The White Power on the Salish Sea flyer is now available in PDF.

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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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