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Statement of the International Confederation of Autonomous Chapter...

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

Excerpt: On behalf of the Confederation of Autonomous Chapters of the American Indian Movement, I bring congratulations to you on your re-election as Chair of the Working Group, and greetings to our indigenous relatives and allies. Madame Chair, and esteemed members of the Working Group, as we review developments affecting indigenous peoples from this past year, especially United States indigenous policy, I am reminded of the adage, some people rob you with a gun, and so...

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Indians of All Nations the Alcatraz Proclamation to the Great Whit...

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

Excerpt: We are on Alcatraz Island to make known to the world that we have a right to use our land for our own benefit. In a proclamation of November 20, 1969, we told the government of the United States that we are here to create a meaningful use for our Great Spirit's Land. We, the native Americans, reclaim the land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery.

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Members of the Committee to Examine Matters Relating to the Access...

By: John Burrows

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

Introduction: Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members. Thank you for giving us this hearing. Before proceeding, I want to introduce our delegation. I am here with: -- Russell Diabo, Policy Advisor; -- David Nahwegahbow, Legal Advisor; -- James Morrison, Historian; -- Richard Falk, Professor of International Law from Princeton University.

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Amazon Oil Offensive

By: Chris Jochnick

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

Excerpt: Chris Jochnick is the legal director of the New Cork City based Center for Economic and Social Rights. This past November, the Organization of American States sent an official delegation to Ecuador's Amazon (the Oriente) to investigate alleged human rights violations. The investigation was significant for its concern with the actions of two U.S. oil companies, Texaco and Maxus. While environmentalist and indigenous groups have long decried the unregulated develo...

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1St National Paper Submitted to the Working Group on Indigenous Po...

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

Excerpt: The colonization of the Indian Nations and their territories by the Anglo-Canadian settlers has resulted in the dispossession of the Indigenous Indian Nations of their territories and their domination by an alien society. The Indian Nations share a common legacy with the Third World of dispossession and foreign control of natural resources, colonization, underdevelopment and poverty. The Indian Nations in Upper North America, like the Third World, have been invo...

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20 Points Trail of Broken Treaties 20 Points for Renewal of Contra...

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

Introduction: Entitled Trail of Broken Treaties: For Renewal of Contracts -- Reconstruction of Indian Communities and Securing an Indian Future in America the points, here reprinted in their entirety, represent a culmination of efforts of the Caravan Workshop, conducted in St Paul, Minnesota, the week ending October 27, 1972. The effort reflected recommendations of Caravan participants, Indian authors, Tribal leaders, and Indian individuals who had offered such recommend...

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Preliminary Self-Government Process Evaluation Project

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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

Excerpt: Thirty three Indian governments have engaged in negotiations and concluded at least one and sometimes two Compacts of Self-Government with the United States between 1990 and 1995. The principles guiding the original negotiation of these compacts originally defined by Indian leaders in 1986 and 1987 emphasized the establishment of a government-to government framework with the United States on a tribe-by tribe basis. Emphasis was placed on the importance of these ...

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Ryser Interview with Dr. Rudolph C. Ryser Chairman, Center for Wor...

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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

Excerpt: The following is an interview with Dr. Ryser conducted by the Sovereign Nations Newsletter in November 1995 on the topic of the Indian Self-Government Process Evaluation (SGPE). CWIS completed the final report of the SGPE in July 1996. Information on how to purchase the Final Report of the SGPE is included at the end of the interview. Sovereign nations recently interviewed Rudolph Ryser, Chair of the Center for World Indigenous studies, who has been commissioned...

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Standard-Setting Activities: Evolution of Standards Concerning the...

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

Introduction: In resolution 1982/34, of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, together with information requested annually by the Secretary-General, and to give special attenti...

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

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

Introduction: In resolution 1982/34, of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, together with information requested annually by the Secretary-General, and to give special attentio...

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

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

Excerpt: In resolution 1982/34 of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, together with information requested annually by the Secretary-General, and to give special attention to ...

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Aboriginal Rights and the Sovereignty of Countries

By: c Denhez

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

Introduction. The overwhelming majority of countries in the world have uncertain boundaries. The majority of countries claim sovereignty to areas which are subject to challenge by other countries. Even among close allies, such as Canada and the United States, there are disagreements over issues such as maritime boundaries.

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Universal Declaration of the Indigenous Aboriginal Nations of Canada

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

Excerpt: We, the Indigenous Nations of Canada, have lived on our traditional lands for thousands of years, since before anybody can remember. Through these thousands of years we lived in keeping with the sacred birthright of the Creator; to live in harmony with our neighbors and the land We developed our own values and our own understanding of what it means to live in harmony with our neighbors and the land. We practiced stewardship, caring and sharing. We developed our ...

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Initial Report of the American Indian Leaders Advisory Council

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

Excerpt: In order to have a meaningful way of communicating with the incumbent administration it is necessary to assemble a representative group of recognized leaders of the American Indian population which is approximately 1,000,000 people. This 1/2 of 1% of the national population has been beset with problems unique to it since the birth of this country. To take the initiative, those enumerated below have voluntarily assembled as an unpaid Council which it is hoped wil...

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Statement of the International Confederation of Autonomous Chapter...

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

Excerpt: On behalf of the Confederation of Autonomous Chapters of the American Indian Movement, I bring congratulations to you on your re-election as Chair of the Working Group, and greetings to our indigenous relatives and allies. Madame Chair, and esteemed members of the Working Group, as we review developments affecting indigenous peoples from this past year, especially United States indigenous policy, I am reminded of the adage, some people rob you with a gun, and so...

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Indians of All Nations the Alcatraz Proclamation to the Great Whit...

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

Excerpt: Fellow citizens, we are asking you to join with us in our attempt to better the lives of all Indian people. We are on Alcatraz Island to make known to the world that we have a right to use our land for our own benefit. In a proclamation of November 20, 1969, we told the government of the United States that we are here to create a meaningful use for our Great Spirit's Land. We, the native Americans, reclaim the land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all Ame...

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Members of the Committee to Examine Matters Relating to the Access...

By: Barriere Lake Kipawa

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

Introduction: Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members, thank you for giving us this hearing. Before proceeding, I want to introduce our delegation. I am here with: -- Russell Diabo, Policy Advisor; -- David Nahwegahbow, Legal Advisor; -- James Morrison, Historian; -- Richard Falk, Professor of International Law from Princeton University.

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Amazon Oil Offensive

By: Chris Jochnick

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

Excerpt: Chris Jochnick is the legal director of the New Cork City based Center for Economic and Social Rights. This past November, the Organization of American States sent an official delegation to Ecuador's Amazon (the Oriente) to investigate alleged human rights violations. The investigation was significant for its concern with the actions of two U.S. oil companies, Texaco and Maxus. While environmentalist and indigenous groups have long decried the unregulated develo...

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Treaty Rights and Responding to Anti-Indian Activity

By: Zolt N. Grossman

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

Excerpt: This essay examines the evolution of modern anti-Indian movement in North America. and the varied ways that Indian and Indian support movements have responded m them. It is written by an organizer with a background in Native support groups throughout the Upper Midwest with a perspective in support of treaty rights. The essay contends that anti-Indian movements cannot be countered without an understanding of deeper economic, political, and cultural issues. While ...

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Science and the Indigenous Arctic

By: Charles Etok Edwardsen Jr.

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

Excerpt: I wish to thank the Polar Research Board and Dr. Loren Setlow for the privilege of sharing our views regarding our homeland and the impact of quantitative science. We, the Inuit, cannot really know what a contemporary experiment means unless we understand what materials and what instruments and what sciences are involved in its design. This is why the growing edge of science is so inaccessible to our common experience in Alaska and our Circumpolar Inuit homeland...

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