Sunday, September 21, 2014

A different view on the Canadian Human Rights Museum

From the Calgary Herald:
19 September 2014
Stephen Maher, Postmedia News

"Getting Harder to Ignore Canada's Genocide"

The (really good) hip hop trio A Tribe Called Red announced Friday that it won’t play a free concert to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Saturday night because the museum won’t acknowledge that aboriginals were the victims of genocide. “Until this is rectified, we’ll support the museum from a distance,” said the band.

It's getting harder to ignore Canada's genocide/10219357/story.html


Saturday, September 06, 2014

United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22-23 September 2014, New York

The UN has organized a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held at UN Headquarters in New York City on 22-23 September of this year. Official details can be found at the above link.

A different perspective on the WCIP is found on the page from the Indigenous Global Coordinating Group site at

Various preparatory meetings have resulted in a revised Second Draft Outcome Statement [PDF].

A new site and Blog: Alternautas;

From the About page:
We believe that there exists a vast and valuable production of relevant and original thinking about such issues in Latin America, or Abya Yala,as its native population used to refer to it. However, it remains largely confined to regional boundaries due to language barriers. Alternautas emerges from a desire to bridge such barriers, by bringing Latin-American intellectual reflections on development to larger, English-speaking, audiences.