The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations (UN) high level plenary meeting (erroneously referred to as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples) is not going to end anytime soon.
In Rudy Ryser’s recent article, “Governing and Demagogues,” (ICTMN, 11/10/14), Glenn Morris (Shawnee) and I are the ones being termed “demagogues.” Ryser,
If you are an American, born and raised, reading this article, than you were most likely told the same Thanksgiving fairytale story growing up.
Reading the Glenn Morris comment in “Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” and Steven Newcomb’s “
The fiasco that was falsely proclaimed to be the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), continues to endanger the international movement for Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.
On September 22, all 193 member countries of the United Nations came together in overwhelming support of a document to further the rights of indigenous peoples.
Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can survive on dry surfaces.
Something of the sentiment and thrust current in the American Indian/Indigenous world of the Americas was evident in a recent session in Lima, Peru.
While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP--see end footnote 1, below) on UN WebTV
Baton twirlers, fancy cars and pretty pageant girls with Christmas-colored sashes. These are the things I remember seeing when I went to a Columbus Day Parade a few years back. But of course, those weren’t Christmas colors.
With the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) looming on the horizon when representatives of UN Member states meet at the United Nations on 22 September it is worth considering next steps.
A new consciousness of Cuban reality emerged as the cacique and his daughter stepped out from a 20-year trail and into indigenous and global history.
The flood of undocumented Latin American immigrants crossing into the US cannot be assailed on moral grounds. The term "Hispanic" is a classic misnomer. It distorts reality and vaporizes the entitlement of the native population. Hispanics are not Spanish. Spain is not their homeland.
It’s an interesting time to be indigenous.