Forum for Global Exchange

Forum for Global Exchange


Fourth World nations the world over are at the center of global events. Whether the topic is health and healing one finds the ancient knowledge of Fourth World nations in the center of the debate. If the topic is climate change or environmental protection, that Fourth World nations occupy territories on which 80% of the world's last remaining biodiversity are located nations hold the key to how to preserve life on the planet.
CWIS has begun to organize a coalition of Fourth World Nations under the leadership of the San Francisco Xochicoatla (Mexico) to work for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Mohican Nation, Pequot, Lenape (US), Biafra of Nigeria, Qom of Argentina and Rohingya of Burma have joined to endorse the CWIS drafted Joint Statement of Constitutional and Indigenous Governments presented to UN Member states and Fourth World Governments worldwide.
Great power politics between states' governments most often have Fourth World nations at the center of contests over wealth and power. Their strategic importance in each locality far outweighs their size.When Fourth World nations engage each other or states' governments they are involved in a GLOBAL EXCHANGE. This program aims to facilitate the exchanges between Fourth World Nations and between these nations and the various international states.It is the prospect of dialogue and negotiations between Fourth World Nations and their neighbors that remains the focus of this program.
  • Basque Peace and Freedom

    Despite opposition by the Spanish state, an international panel -- including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams -- has backed the peaceful, democratic aspirations of Basque country. As one of Europe's most ancient and cohesive… more

    Indigenous nations representatives and representatives of indigenous organizations met for two days in Oaxaca, México October 10-12, 2011 participating in the Second technical workshop of Indigenous… more
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • Relentless Destruction

    Six first nations on Vancouver Island have brought their complaint before the Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, charging Canada with uncompensated taking of… more
  • Universal Jurisdiction

    UK changes war crimes law to accommodate Israel and protect Israeli war criminals from prosecution in Britain. Amnesty International weighs in against this blatant corruption of the Geneva… more
  • Gernika Agreement

    The Basque quest for liberation from the Spanish state parallels that of Northern Ireland, where the formerly active military arm supports the end of armed conflict in exchange for a democratic peace… more
  • Sovereignty Action

    Outgoing Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians President Brian Cladoosby joined incoming president Fawn Sharp in calling for greater action on Indian sovereignty at a recent Sovereignty Summit. As… more