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Center For World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) Collection (546 Books)


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Report on the Nicaraguan Indian Peace Initiative: A Search for Ind...

By: John H. Burrows

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Excerpt: The Indians of Nicaragua, after more than seven years of war, have entered into promising peace talks with the Sandinista government. These talks are completely separate from the contra peace talks. The negotiators from the Yatama Indian organization, led by Miskito leader Brooklyn Rivera, already have achieved an accord spelling out some basic Indian rights and establishing a truce during the pendency of the talks. A full ceasefire, autonomous self government f...

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American Indians Today : Answers to Your Questions

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Introduction: Every day the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) receives many and varied inquiries about American Indians and Alaska Natives through cards, letters, telephone calls or visits to our offices. They come from students, teachers, historians, researchers, librarians, other government agencies, Members of Congress, the White House, game show hosts, and the general public. Like you, they want answers to questions about the lives of Indian people past and present.

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Petition and Bill of Particulars on the Establishment of Negotiati...

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Excerpt: We, the Original Nations in Canada will no longer tolerate our lands, resources and right to self-determination being expropriated by the Government of Canada. 2. At the Conference of First Nations held in Ottawa, November 1980, our Indian Nations unanimously joined together in forming a Provisional Council of our Indigenous Governments mandated to form a Provisional Government. We are united in resolution unanimously passed that the Indian Nations of Canada, bo...

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Petition and Bill of Particulars on the Political Standing of Indi...

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Excerpt: We are the original Nations in Canada. Our ancestors lived in harmony with this land before the arrival of European settlers. We have been given this sacred birthright by the Creator to live in harmony with the Creator on this land through all our generations. 2. When Great Britain wished to establish a colony in Indian territory now know as Canada, she reached agreements with the Indian Nations who claimed the land and resources as its original inhabitants. The...

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First Basic Document from Misurasata for the Negotiations Process ...

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Excerpt: First Basic Document from Misurasata for the negotiations process towards a Peace Treaty, recognition of territory and Indigenous Autonomy, among the Indigenous Peoples Miskitu- Sumu, Ramas and the Government of Nicaragua.

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World Council of Indigenous Peoples (Wcip) Bogota 27 March 1985 De...

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Excerpt: The World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), an international organization with consultative status in the United Nations and its regional organizations, the Regional Coordinator of the Indian Peoples of Central America, Mexico and Panama (CORPI), the Indian Council of South America (CISA), the Nordic Sami Council (NSC), the Regional Council of North America (RCNA), and the Regional Council of the Pacific (RCP), declare to the government of Nicaragua, to the ...

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Review and Analysis of Break Point Actions and Strategies

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Introduction: This paper is prepared to review and examine the principles and actions underlying the recently announced position of Indian governments. This position asserts that tribes as political entities are not now nor have they ever been a part of the Canadian federation. Furthermore, Indian governments are seeking a trilateral conference on the political status of Indigenous peoples in Canada to clarify their political relationship to the United Kingdom. The India...

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Ambassador and Permanent Representative

By: Gerald E. Shannon

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Excerpt: Madam Chairperson, I appreciate this opportunity to make a statement on behalf of the government of Canada. I would first like to commend you, Madam Chairperson, and the other members of the Working Group, for the work which you have performed in drawing attention of governments in the United Nations to indigenous issues.

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Evolution of Standards Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Populations

By: J.D. Livermore

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Excerpt: Madame Chairman, Canada is pleased to take this opportunity today to comment on the standard-setting work of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations and, in particular, its work towards universal draft principles in the area of indigenous rights. Our support for these activities is reflected not only in our participation in the sessions of this body but also in the careful consideration which Canada has afforded to the draft principles developed to date. We ...

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Statement by the Observer Delegation of Canada

By: d Caron

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Excerpt: Madam Chairperson, Again the Canadian observer delegation would like to congratulate you on your re-election as Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations. Canada has had the pleasure of participating in the activities of the Working Group and of contributing to its deliberations almost since the beginning. During this time Canada has accorded the Working Group our most serious consideration of the issues before it.

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Centennial Accord between the Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

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Excerpt: Preamble and guiding principles. This accord dated August 4, 1989, is executed between the federally recognized Indian tribes of Washington signatory to this accord and the State of Washington, through its governor, in order to better achieve mutual goals through an improved relationship between their sovereign governments. This accord provides a framework for that government-to-government relationship and implementation procedures to assure execution of that relationship.

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Treaty with the Ottawa, etc., March 28, 1836

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Excerpt: Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, between Henry R. Schoolcraft, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the Ottawa and Chippewa nations of Indians, by their chiefs and delegates. ARTICLE FIRST. [Designation of boundary lines ceded to the United States.] ARTICLE SECOND. From the cession aforesaid the tribes reserve for their own use, to be held in common the following tracts for the term of f...

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Treaty with the Chippewa July 29, 1837

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Excerpt: Articles of a treaty made and concluded at St. Peters (the confluence of the St. Peters and Mississippi rivers) in the Territory of Wisconsin, between the United States of America, by their commissioner, Henry Dodge, Governor of said Territory, and the Chippewa nation of Indians, by their chiefs and headmen. ARTICLE 1. The said Chippewa nation cede to the United States all the tract of country included within the following boundaries:

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Treaty with the Chippewa October 4, 1842

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Excerpt: Articles of a treaty made and concluded at La Pointe of Lake Superior, in the Territory of Wisconsin, between Robert Stuart commissioner on the part of the United States, and the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi, and Lake Superior, by their chiefs and headmen. ARTICLE 1. The Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi and Lake Superior, cede to the United States all the country within the following boundaries; viz: beginning at the mouth of Chocolate river of Lake Su...

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Treaty with the Chippewa September 30, 1854

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Excerpt: Articles of a treaty made and concluded at La Pointe, in the State of Wisconsin, between Henry C. Gilbert and David B. Herriman, commissioners on the part of the United States, and the Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior and the Mississippi, by their chiefs and headmen. ARTICLE 1. The Chippewas of Lake Superior hereby cede to the United States all the lands heretofore owned by them in common with the Chippewas of the Mississippi, lying east of the following bounda...

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Confederation of Indigenous Government S

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Excerpt: To give immediate authority to the Government Of The Confederation Of Indigenous Governments to act on behalf of the founding member nations and governments for the following common concerns: 1. Protection of Indigenous Sovereignty, Governments, Territories, Resources, Assets and Citizens; Rights; 2. Conduct and carry out foreign affairs on behalf of member governments; 3. Implementation of plans of action required by the position of member governments on future...

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United States Commission on Civil Rights: Washington, D.C. 20425: ...

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Introduction: A thorough treatment of the constitutional status of American Indians would involve a complete analysis of the unique and complex field of Federal Indian law which cannot be adequately described merely by reference to the numerous treaties, statutory enactments of Congress, and court decisions or Federal administrative decisions.(1) The legal and political status of Indian tribes, the relationship of Indians to their tribes and to their States, and the rela...

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Review of Developments Pertaining to the Promotion and Protection ...

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Excerpt: 1. The coca plant is as old as man. The cultivation and consumption of its leaves, which were considered sacred by pre-Columbian civilizations goes back over 4,000 years. Of greatest significance is the fact that over time the shrub has become an integral part of Andean culture and today, as in the past, it represents the material and spiritual force underlying the identity of the indigenous peoples.

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Legal Commission of the Integration Peoples Tawantinsuyana-Cojpita

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Excerpt: Mme. Chairperson, being at the end of the 20th century and at the beginning of a new one, the Century for the Indigenous Peoples, in our Quechua, Aymara, Puquina and Kollanguas peoples of Peru - South America, we see every day the children traffic, old people and women without food, because the land is being depredated and left without force due to the environmental contamination in the valleys of Tambo de Arequipa. Our Indian brothers and sisters are left behin...

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When Tribes and States Collide Part I

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Introduction: The drive for tribal political equality Since 1964, tribal governments have sought to reclaim their authority to control and regulate their own resources, Often exclusive of U.S. government control. Where the U.S. government asserted its trust obligation to manage the leasing of tribal lands within the boundaries of a reservation, for example, tribal governments have assumed dominant authority over the leasing process on many reservations. In the past, the ...

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