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

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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...

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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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298 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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298 Ryser Interview with Dr. Rudolph C. Ryser Chairman, Center for...

By: dolph 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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: rc 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

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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.

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Morocco

By: U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations

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

Excerpt: The problem of the rights of indigenous populations does not arise in Morocco since all citizens, whether living in the town or the country, enjoy the same rights and are subject to the same obligations.

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The Crisis in Nuba Mountains the Nuba

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

Excerpt: The Nuba people of Northern Sudan, who number over one million, are the descendants of the old Kush Kingdom from the 8th Century BC. They have a distinctive cultural heritage, one of the oldest in Africa. They occupy most of Southern Kordofan Province in Central Sudan, which covers some thirty thousands square miles, roughly the area of Scotland. They are farmers and herders.

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Nuba Mountains Crisis

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

Excerpt: Tens of thousands of Nuba people, caught in the cross-fire of a bitter civil war, are being subjected to systematic ethnic cleansing by the Sudan government, as reports from Amnesty International, Africa Watch, African Rights And Survival International confirm rheir thousand year- old civilization, once made famous by photographs of their distinctive body painting and wrestling, is being wiped out.

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Background Material on Ogoni

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

Excerpt: January 4. 300,000 Ogoni protest against Shell Oil activities and the environmental destruction of Ogoni land. It is the Ogoni's first mass demonstration.

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The Indigenous Peoples Rights Question in Africa

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

Excerpt: Madam Chairperson, fellow representatives and friends in the struggles of indigenous peoples rights, first, I convey from Africa the message of unity and resolute determination to consolidate the strive for our common course. I have learnt that this is the first time that representatives of any community in Africa have been able to attend this very important forum. This is a historic moment for us. We are only two in attendance, both from Tanzania, of the Hadza ...

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On the Discrimination of the Rehoboth Basters

By: Dr. Y.J.D. Peeters

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

Excerpt: Independence of multi-ethnic societies does not necessarily bring benefits to all the ethnic groups in these societies. A very relevant case for this phenomenon is the newly established state of Namibia where small nomadic peoples like the Bushmen are now in great danger of being swamped by the immigration of settlers from other regions.

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Nigeria's Drilling Fields Shell Oil's Role in Repression

By: Steve Kretzmann

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

Excerpt: In the early hours of Sunday, May 22, 1994, the Nigerian military and police dragged Kenule Saro-Wiwa, author and campaigner for human and environmental rights, from his bed. Saro-Wiwa knew it was coming. He had been arrested at least a half dozen times before, but this time was clearly going to be different. Eight months later, he is still being held without formal charge, and is under the threat of execution.

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United Nations the Systematic Depopulation of Southern Sudan

By: Dr. Deng Dongrin Akuany

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

Excerpt: On behalf of the People of Southern Sudan, may I thank you all for giving me this great opportunity to deliver this speech to the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations 11th Session, in order to enlighten you on the current systematic depopulation of Southern Sudan and other regions by the Islamic Fundamentalist fascist and racist regime of General Omer Bashir and Dr. Hassan el Turabi in the Sudan.

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Tuaregs, A Threatened People

By: vie Touaregue

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

Excerpt: The Tuaregs occupied the Central Sahara area which by the process of colonization has been divided up amongst Algeria, Lybia, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. By the absence of reliable statistics, we estimate at the present day the population of the Tuaregs at 3,000,000 individuals out of which 1.5 million in Niger, 1 million in Mali and 500,000 in the 3 other countries and including the diasporas.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation Concerning Wester...

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

Excerpt: In its resolution 809 (1993) the Security Council asked me to report before the end of May 1993 on the results of specific steps which it invited me to take with a view to expediting the implementation of the Settlement Plan. For reasons explained below, I believe it might be better to present such a report in July 1993. In the interim, the present status report summarizes the progress of my efforts to date.

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Initial Report of the American Indian Leaders Advisory Council

By: ter MacDonald

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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