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Seven Indigenous “Spiritual” Principles for Guiding All Students Toward Survival, Peace, Health, and Happiness by Four Arrows August 10th, 2013 Four Arrows – Photo, www.teachingvirtues.net Although Indigenous Peoples do not consider the principles described herein as being “spiritual,” but rather as simply being the way to live life in balance, I have placed quotes around the word but […]

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The Zapatistas’ first school opens for session by The Stringer August 14th, 2013 Yesterday, 1,700 students from around the world enrolled in the first Zapatistas school, held at the University of the People’s Land of Chiapas. (WNV/Moysés Zúñiga Santiago) Last December, tens of thousands ofindigenous Zapatistas mobilized,peacefully and in complete silence, to occupy five municipal government office buildings […]

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West Papua: Indigenous leaders forced to sign away land to major food company by Intercontinental Cry Magazine August 16th, 2013 The community in Yowid stating their opposition to PT Mayora and PT Astra – Photo, AwasMIFEE One of Indonesia’s largest consumer goods companies, PT Mayora, has been named by traditional Indigenous leaders from West Papua who say they […]

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Prisoners Justice Day, not enough being done by Gerry Georgatos August 24th, 2013 Michael Cockram, chair of the Sycamore Project speaking at the Prisoners Day gathering International Prisoners Day is held in many of the world’s Western nations but it holds increasing significance for Australia’s Aboriginal peoples who are incarcerated at the world’s highest rates. In Western Australia, […]

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Commissioner for Children calls for justice by The Stringer August 24th, 2013 Western Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Michelle Scott. Image – www.perthnow.com.au Western Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People has called for the “urgent need” for reform in the juvenile justice system. WA detains children, not only at the nation’s highest rate but for […]

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Magistrate laments mandatory sentencing laws by Gerry Georgatos August 24th, 2013 Mandatory sentencing laws have taken away the discretion of magistrates to recourse individuals to non-custodial programs and sentences they deem are without risk to society. With Aboriginal people sentenced at record rates in Western Australia, a Kalgoorlie magistrate lamented during her findings the blight of mandatory sentencing […]

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Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘shit-bag’ now? by Julian Assange August 24th, 2013 Image – latimesblogs.latimes.com It has been revealed today, thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system. So just how close is Google to the […]

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Quote of the Day from Teaching Truly

Quotes from Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education by Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs) “The accumulated knowledge of the remaining indigenous groups around the world represents a body of ancient thoughts, experiences and actions that must be honored and preserved as a vital storehouse of environmental wisdom. Modern societies must recapture the ecologically […]

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