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See the Light

See the Light

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Published by Jay Taber
UN and member states rely on Free Trade to alienate indigenous property and terminate nations
UN and member states rely on Free Trade to alienate indigenous property and terminate nations

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Published by: Jay Taber on May 18, 2013
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See the Light
 
Apr 09, 2013
 
 Indigenous
nations are
 governing 
authorities,
not NGOs [Mirjam Hirch:Source ] Intercontinental Cry By Jay Taber  Apr 8, 2013
The recentimplosionof the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus over itsmismanagement of responsibilities associated with hosting the North AmericanPreparatory Meeting for the 2014 UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)should come as no surprise. Since the beginning, the UN has undermined indigenous peoples and nations efforts at achieving self-determination, first by denying their existence, and later by treating their political entities as the equivalent of NGOs.Even as the UN issues bromides about indigenous sovereignty and human rights, itsagencies like the World Bank scheme to plunder their wealth and ruin their health. Nolonger able to simply exterminate indigenous peoples with impunity, the UN and itsmember states now rely on instruments of Free Trade and market economics to alienateindigenous peoples property and to terminate indigenous nations.Having made an issue of celebrating indigenous peoples, though, the UN has had toaccommodateindigenous activists and diplomats by providing harmless venues for themto vent their rage. While the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) andSpecial Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples provide much-neededdiscussion, keeping indigenous nations away from the table where decisions are madeensures that the UN and its members won’t have to walk their talk.

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