Indigenous Nations Not Being Represented

20 10 2009
All Peoples Have the Right of Self Determination
UN General Assembly Resolution 1514 (1960)

Essential Question:

When, where and how did the government of the Mexican Republic of 1848 acquire the legal right to represent the Indigenous Nations of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Territories in terms of negotiating our inherent rights of territory and Human Rights before the government in Washington DC?

If no such communication, consent or right of representation was given, then by what doctrine, or legal principle do the jurisdictions of US authority depend?


The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be addressing the issue of the impact and effect of international borders on the Nations of Indigenous Peoples and their territories at the next session in April of 2010.  Following through on the call by the Indigenous Peoples Global Caucus, the Permanent Forum will be addressing the Human Rights violations resulting from immigration enforcement policies and laws, with particular focus on the situation in Maricopa County.

Beginning with the intellectual and religious rationalization of the Doctrine of Discovery given by the Papal Bull Inter Caetera of 1493, the systematic and genocidal policies of the government states of the Americas that perpetuate colonization to this day require that the liberal elements of their national societies remain in alignment and in collusion with the lies and policies of European American (white) supremacy.

Now, In the territories of Arizona and the Greater Southwest, the wake up call from the nightmare of Manifest Destiny resounds with the call for a National Human Rights Movement, strategically linked to the international movement for Human Rights across the planet.

Otherwise, the capitulation of the regional movement of social justice in North America is foreseen. The control mechanisms of control, and political manipulation by power brokers results in the framing of the issues solely with the context of the “jurisprudence of oppression”: the legal systems of the colonizing states that will only allow for “comprehension” (read: comprehensive) in terms of the self affirming Doctrines of Dominion and racial profiling that place the European American power structures (both Anglo-American and Hispanic-American) in discriminatory positions of power and preference over the Nations and Pueblos of Indigenous Peoples, and our relatives – whether or not they may  be documented as “citizens” of one or the other republics that are themselves derivatives of a universally acknowledged illegal colonization of our continent, Abya Yala.

Tupac Enrique Acosta
Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples



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