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Indigenous Leadership

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Learning from our oldest cultures.

Declaration of La Paz Declaration of La Paz
by Jallalla Indigenous Pueblos and Nations of Abya Yala
A message of resilience, hope and solidarity from the indigenous peoples of Abya Yala.
Evo's First Year Evo's First Year
by Juliette Beck
Evo Morales' first year as President of Bolivia: Race Conflict threatens division while Andean cultural traditions restore balance
Local Energy, Local Power Local Energy, Local Power
by Winona LaDuke
Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.
Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred     Mountain Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred Mountain
by Brian Cisneros
On the first day of the Summit of Nations, attention is paid to an endangered mountain in the South Dakota badlands and a discussion of key issues.
Surviving Hard Times: It's not for sissies
by John Mohawk
Hopi and Iroquois prophecies draw on long cultural memories, offering practical approaches to surviving hard times.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma     Mankiller Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global
by John Mohawk
Indigenous peoples are asserting their moral right to live as distinct communities and reminding us of the power of cooperation with nature.
Bolivia Cheers Its New President Bolivia Cheers Its New President
by Juliette Beck
Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beck
American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Indigenous people in Bolivia call for nationalization of country’s natural gas and creation of an indigenous-controlled state.
Going Home
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.
The Warriors Who Turned to Peace
by John Mohawk
John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.
Zapatistas and the Globalization of  Resistance Zapatistas and the Globalization of Resistance
by Bill Weinberg
They launched their uprising as NAFTA took effect, brought activists together in the jungles of southern Mexico, and inspired a worldwide justice movement. Ten years later, the Zapatistas are still thinking global.
the gifts from the four directions
by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff
the gifts from the four directions by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff. The elders tell us that when the people of the four sacred colors come together at last, we will see the beginnings of a new world.
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