While traveling throughout the Fourth World I would jot down thoughts, observation and comments about the events of the day. I think of these notes as dispatches that should have been written for the conventional press or really just notes from my journal. Unfortunately, the conventional press and journalists generally rarely see what is actually happening in the Fourth World, and certainly they do not apply the perspective of Fourth World peoples. Virtually all of this volume describes the political development of Fourth World nations divided into various categories. Dispatches tend to be less categorical and more refl ective of stories as they happen. I share them with you in part because I think they give another fl avor of the Fourth World perspective. Some of the pieces mirror parts of this volume, but speak to topics in the context of the moment. I want to share some of these moments so that whether one agrees with the perspective or not it may be possible to appreciate the ideas. Here are 13 dispatches.