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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana


No. 031, October 2013


Essay: The way we are in the world, changes the world

Photo by Paul K. Anderson

By Alan S. Kesselheim
The Daily Climate October 30, 2013
"BOZEMAN, Mont. - Not long ago I had a conversation with a man in my community who has worked for decades with Indian people in North America. His name is Bob Staffanson. He founded the American Indian Institute, which has been working for more than 40 years to keep the spiritual traditions of Indian people alive. How he goes about that is another story. But here's what he said that got me thinking..." Read the Article


Press Release
October 15, 2013
"Today's denial by the US Supreme Court of the Onondaga Nation's Petition for Certiorari review of the dismissal of the Nation's historic Land Rights Action is the final proof that there is no justice for Indigenous Nations in the US court system. This denial of justice sanctions New York's un-denied and knowing illegal taking of the Onondaga Nation's lands in the late 1700s and early 1800s; and it means that the US government continues to ignore and break the three treaties that were made with the Haudenosaunee Six Nations in 1784, 1789 and 1794." Read the Entire Press Release


Tribal Nations Early Climate Adaptation Planners

By Terri Hansen - Oct 29, 2013
"Much has been made of the need to develop climate-change-adaptation plans, especially in light of increasingly alarming findings about how swiftly the environment that sustains life as we know it is deteriorating, and how the changes compound one another to quicken the pace overall. Studies, and numerous climate models, and the re-analysis of said studies and climate models, all point to humankind as the main driver of these changes. In all these dire pronouncements and warnings there is one bright spot: It may not be too late to turn the tide and pull Mother Earth back from the brink..." Read more...


Jose Pepe Mujica, President of Uruguay in UN Speech with English Translation

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