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G8 - 35th Group of Eight Annual Meeting
The leaders of the Group of Eight major industrialized economies meet annually at the G-8 Summit. The focus of the 2009 summit in L’Aquila, Italy (July 8 to 10) is on efforts to promote global economic recovery and to build a consensus for financial reforms.

Indigenous People
“Whether they are called tribal, Native, or Aboriginal peoples — First Nations, Adivasis, or American Indians — indigenous peoples are ethnic groups who have inhabited particular regions from ancient times. Another common term for these groups is “original inhabitants,” because their residence in a place predates modern history.

As the authors in the latest this issue of eJournal USA make clear, indigenous people worldwide have endured a long history of conquest and colonialism.

Literature: Summer Reading & Summer Vacation
Ready to kick off your shoes and pack your suitcase? Whether you are getting ready to run to the nearest beach, or just prop your feet up and relax on your balcony, there’s no better path to relaxation and renewal than one that leads you to run through the pages of a good book.

Visiting the United States - If you have plans to visit the U.S. during the summer break, please take a look at the information listed in our newsletter.

In Focus: 40th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body.

Introducing: Free Technology Sites for Teachers & 10 Ways to Research the New York Times

Webcasts @ CO.NX: Conspiracy Theories
When: Tuesday, July 14 from 15:00-16:00


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Updated: July 7, 2009