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.
  • Ogoni Autonomy

    In a remembrance of Ogoni murdered during the 1967-1970 Nigerian civil war, MOSOP president Dr. Goodluck Diigbo announced the Ogoni people -- whose sovereign independence was violated by the British Empire in 1901 -- will seek… more
  • Freedom Train

    On April 30, First Nations will embark on a Freedom Train from British Columbia to Toronto, where on May 9, they will bring their message to the Enbridge stockholders' meeting that the Enbridge Northern Gateway project has been… more
  • IIPFCC - New Negotiations: Climate Change Treaty

    A new round of climate change talks will commence on 14 May and end on 25 May in Bonn, Germany. This session will see simultaneous meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the… more
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  • New Guinea Council

    The New Guinea Council conference in The Hague examines the international documents related to West Papuan independence, and the process that was subverted by the Netherlands neglect of international… more
  • Maya TV

    What do you do when you need to communicate in 22 Indigenous languages to an Indigenous population that is 60% illiterate and does not speak Spanish? TV Maya.
  • West Papuan Leaders Jailed

    As West Papua declares independence, Indonesian troops fire on participants at peaceful celebration, and sentence Papuan leaders to three years in prison.