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


CWIS FWDP Collection guiding principle is to promote access to knowledge and ideas, reduce the possibility of conflict, increase the possibility of cooperation, and democratize relations between peoples, nations, and states.

 
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When Tribes and States Collide Part Ii

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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

Excerpt: Part two symptoms of a greater problem. The tribes and the State of Washington have been unable to relate to one another as sovereign peers within the United States. Instead of acting as responsible governments, relationships between the tribes and the state have become so strained in recent years that virtually every conflict between them is dragged into court to await a solution. More than 2,000 such cases are now pending in U.S. courts. Rather than talk openl...

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Territory, Environment and Development in the Pacific Coastal Regi...

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Excerpt: We would like to be very clear that, according to our ancestral rights, we, as peoples and cultures, claim the territory along the Pacific Coast along with its renewable and non-renewable natural resources. (Community Organizations of the Choco, 1992). From one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world, this piece of the Colombian Pacific Coast in the northwest corner of Latin America, we Embera, Wounaan and Kuna indigenous peoples, together with Afrocolomb...

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Community Mobilization on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

By: Scott McLean M.A.

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

Excerpt: ABSTRACT: Community mobilization has been viewed as a useful and productive method to change perceptions and ultimately action. On a reservation distinctly tired of programs which have little perceptible affect on the community, members have readily expressed frustration at the lack of local control. Programs which work in one community may well fail in another. The lack of predictability creates the necessity for a re-examination of needs and methods to address...

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Costa Rica, Hydro-Electric Development and the Indigenous Populations

By: United Nations

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

Excerpt: Costa Rica is in danger of defaulting on its international loans. 'Default' is a concept that strikes fear in the hearts of government leaders throughout the world. Fear enough to commit political suicide during an election year. Faced with few choices Costa Rica's President Rodrigo Carazo recently devalued the colon at the suggestion of the World Bank. The World Bank also suggested another devaluation of 20% later this year. International Monetary Fund/World Ba...

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Right to Land and to Natural Resources

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

Excerpt: The Grand Council of the Crees of Quebec represents the nine Cree communities that comprise the Cree Nation in Quebec, Canada. These Cree Bands have since time immemorial lived in the subarctic region of the Eastern shore of James Bay. We are indigenous people who hunt, fish, and trap as a way of life. In the early 1970's the Government of Quebec, a provincial government within Canada, began the construction of a major hydroelectric project that would flood a la...

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Testimony of Joseph B. Delacruz, Chairman, Quinault Indian Nation ...

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

Excerpt: December 2, 1987 I appreciate the privilege and honor to testify today before the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs on Senate Concurrent Resolution 76 which acknowledges the contribution of the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United States Constitution and reaffirms the continuing government-to-government relationship between Indian Tribes and the United States established in the Constitution. I certainly hope this Congressional...

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Compact of Self-Governance between the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe an...

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

Excerpt: AUTHORITY. This agreement, which became effective March 1, 1992, and which is now amended and restated, denoted a Compact of Self-Governance (hereinafter referred to as the Compact), is entered into by the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary), for and on behalf of the United States of America pursuant to the authority granted by Title II of P.L. 103-413, and by the Duckwater Shoshone Tribal Council by the authority of the Constitu...

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Eddie Hatcher Released!!!

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

Excerpt: On May 3, 1995, I was granted parole by the NC Parole Commission. I am on strict conditions including House Arrest, not allowed to go out of the county, and not to return to Robeson County. The Commission said they paroled me because I have AIDS. In February I was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Other than being somewhat weak and nauseated most of the time I am doing fairly well. I know had it not been for the continuous work of my Mother I never would have been...

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Eddie Hatcher Released!!!

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

Excerpt: On May 3, 1995, I was granted parole by the NC Parole Commission. I am on strict conditions including House Arrest, not allowed to go out of the county, and not to return to Robeson County. The Commission said they paroled me because I have AIDS. In February I was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Other than being somewhat weak and nauseated most of the time I am doing fairly well. I know had it not been for the continuous work of my Mother I never would have been...

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The Statement of What the Elders Said to the United Nations Genera...

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Excerpt: Brothers and sisters the natural law is the final and absolute authority governing Etinohah - the earth we call our mother. This law is absolute, with retribution in direct ration to violations. This law has no mercy: it will exact what is necessary to maintain the balance of life. This law is timeless and cannot be measured by the standards of mankind. All life is subject, absolutely, to this authority. Water is our bodies, water is life. Fresh water is maintai...

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Memorandum of Understanding between Federally Recognized Tribes of...

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Excerpt: Fisheries and wildlife resources are of great value and importance to Washington citizens. Protection of these resources is a matter of high priority for Washington's Indian tribes and the agencies and departments of Washington state government. The State and the Tribes are interested in making a major commitment to protecting the habitat and increasing production of the fisheries resource. Cooperative efforts between state agencies and Tribal governments will a...

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Indian Policy Implementation Guidance

By: ohn Burrows,

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

Excerpt: Many of our files are unique and/or copyrighted by The Center For World Indigenous Studies and The Fourth World Documentation Project. All FWDP files may be reproduced for electronic transfer or posting on computer networks and bulletin boards provided that?

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Environmental Protection Agency Epa Policy for the Administration ...

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

Introduction: The President published a Federal Indian Policy on January 24, 1983, supporting the primary role of Tribal Governments in matters affecting American Indian reservations. That policy stressed two related themes: (1) that the federal Government will pursue the principle of Indian self-government and (2) that it will work directly with Tribal Governments on a government-to-government basis.

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Tough Questions on Indian Fishing by the Northwest Indian Fisherie...

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

Excerpt: Listed below are answers to some of the questions being raised about Treaty Indian fishing rights, 50 percent catch limits, competitive advantages and steelhead, to name a few. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and its member tribes hope that a candid discussion of these questions will lead to a fuller understanding of the issues and a rapid solution to the unresolved problems. Do Indians get special advantages?

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Racism on the Flathead Reservation: A Correlation of the Confedera...

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Excerpt: In this paper, I discuss my perception of racism on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, a reservation jointly occupied by Indians and whites. Focusing on personal experiences of racism from my youth to my present tenure as an employee for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, I attempt to provide a rational explanation for these experiences. In trying to understand racial tension and animosity one correlate is easily identifiable: as our Tribal Governmen...

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Discrimination against Indigenous Populations

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

Excerpt: The uranium industry and indigenous peoples of North America 1. Among the market economies, the largest uranium-ore reserves are found in the United States, Australia, Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Niger. The United States dominated mining and milling until the 1970s, producing as much ore as all other States combined. United States deposits are relatively low-grade, however, compared to recently developed Canadian and Australian ore bodies, and most United ...

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Sovereignty and Common Sense

By: n Lyons

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

Excerpt: Sovereignty! Sovereignty! We hear the word all the time. It is invoked as though it has magic powers, like allakazam! But behind all the claims and misunderstandings, what about common sense? A civics question: Who represents the sovereignty of nations? Yankees, Bloomingdales, the Los Angeles Times, William Buckley? Of course every high school student is supposed to know that the sovereignty of the United States is represented by the United States government.

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The Onondaga Council of Chiefs Memorandum on Tribal Sovereignty

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Excerpt: In ancient history in a time such as this the Great Peace Maker came among our people carrying the message of peace from the Creator. He buried the weapons of war beneath the Great Tree of Peace and he united our people under the leadership of the Council of Chiefs who were told to follow the laws and protect the Great Tree of Peace and our people who are sheltered there. We do not have a word for warrior. The men are called Hodiskengehdah. It means all the men ...

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Indian Government and Canada's Reform Constitution : Indian Inhere...

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

Introduction: Welcome to Winnipeg and to Four Nations Confederacy: The Chiefs and Grand Council of Four Nations Confederacy are pleased that you accepted our invitation to visit with us, to talk with us and to listen with us about a matter that affects all of us. We have been at the crossroads many times in our history: we are at the crossroads again.

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In Dian Association of Alberta Constitutional Exclusion Leaves Us ...

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

Excerpt: The legal status and legal rights of the Indian People in Canada are anterior to and independent of the British North America Act of 1867. Despite racist European legal doctrines that distinguish between so called civilized and non-civilized peoples in the application of international treaty law, the Treaties concluded between the British Crown and the Indian Nations are full international treaties. Indian status and legal rights, aside from conquest, can only b...

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