Indigenous Rights under the light of Energy Exploitation

‘Indigenous Rights under the light of Energy Exploitation’ 56 (2013) German Yearbook of International Law 315-350 by Alexandra Xanthaki Indigenous rights at the United Nations: Their impact on international human rights standards’ (2014) 3/4 Europa Ethnica Natural Resources,Community Based Natural Resources Management,Environment and natural resources conservation,Indigenous Peoples Rights,Indigenous rights …more ▾ This article discusses how energy exploitation impacts on indigenous peoples’ rights. …

Defying Power Elites: In God is Red, Vine Deloria explains how Christianity is the root cause of this great weakness of the US, the inability to respect or tolerate those who are different

In God is Red, Vine explains how Christianity is the root cause of this great weakness of the US, the inability to respect or tolerate those who are different. When engaged in warfare the US has always applied the principle of overkill and mercilessly stamped its opposition into dust…this country has never made a successful peace because peace requires exchanging …

Native American Religious Freedom after Trump

Native American Religious Freedom after Trump, by Dana Lloyd, December 14, 2020, Responding to: Rethinking U.S. Domestic Religious Freedom. Dana Lloyd is a visiting scholar and lecturer in the Program of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, as well as a research fellow at the Indigenous Values Initiative. Her book, Arguing for This Land: Rethinking Indigenous Sacred Sites https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/native-american-religious-freedom-after-trump Religion is …

By Leroy Littlebear 1982 – St. Catherine’s Milling and Lumber Co. v. The Queen

By Leroy Littlebear 1982 – St. Catherine’s Milling and Lumber Co. v. The Queen[6], handed down by the Privy Council.  The Council held “that the tenure of the Indians as a personal and usufructuary right, dependent on the goodwill of the sovereign”; that there has been all along vested in the Crown a substantial and paramount estate, underlying the Indian’s …

What Fifteenth-Century Papal Bulls Can Teach Us About Indigenous Identity: Over more than 500 years, a system of domination was globalized

By: Steven Newcomb, Berkeley Center, October 21, 2020 Responding to: Indigenous Peoples, Sacred Rights, and Religious Freedom In a brilliant essay, “Decolonial Theology and Changing the Global Church” on the Berkley Forum, Dr. Debora Tonelli says that “At the end of official colonialism, religion has often been the space in which colonized people have fought to build their new identity.” With regard …

Just recovery policies

Foundations for a Just Recovery Many of the policy solutions we advocate for a just recovery are cross-cutting by nature. They aim to shift mindsets, cultural norms, how people are treated, how our voices are heard, and how bedrock environmental laws are upheld, creating an overarching structure from which to fight for social, environmental, and economic justice. Honor those whose …

The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Listen to this story, Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer on As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange? The cool breath of evening slips off the wooded …

Colonialism is the interplay of dispossession, dependency and oppression

Art Manuel: The Reconciliation Manifesto, 2007 Truth must come before reconciliation Loss of our land that has been the precise cause of our impoverishment Systemic impoverishment is used as a weapon by Canada to keep us too poor and weak to fight back. It is used to bribe and co-opt Indigenous leadership into becoming neo-colonial partners to treat the symptoms …

Sovereignty’s Alchemy: An Analysis of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, by John Borrows

Sovereignty’s Alchemy: An Analysis of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, by John Borrows. Borrows, John. “Sovereignty’s Alchemy: An Analysis of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 37.3 (1999): 537-596.https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/ohlj/vol37/iss3/3 In Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited judgment on the status of Aboriginal title under section 35 (1) of the Constitution Act, 1982. The decision was regarded as highly …

November: Family Day, and a National Day of Mourning

In 1970, a group of Indigenous peoples in the northeastern region of the U.S. protested the day. Ever since, they and their supporters have been observing it as a National Day of Mourning. Participants gather at noon to honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native people today. The ceremony held on Cole’s Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts is in …