Hello Everyone, First, I want to publicly thank Ryan White Feather for his frequent donations for postage. We have always been blessed with generosity from some of our people. The late Denver American Horse always, once a month, sent a book of stamps. These are the unsung heroes who continue to help with the work
Re: Financing of Reparations owed to victims of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law
This is submitted in response to your request for Inputs to examine the question of the financing of reparations owed to victims of serious violation of human rights and humanitarian law. The perspective of financing for reparations is incomplete. Reparations also present the opportunity for restoration and nation-building. You touch on this briefly in your questionnaire.
Hoping you are warm and prepared for a long, cold, snowy winter. We have been spoiled by the last two years with very little snow and the extreme cold. We have to follow what our ancestors did and always be prepared. That means having enough food, water, and fuel to get us through these extreme times. Yes, these are the kind of things we would be talking about if we were able to gather for a big meeting. But with the Covid still ravaging the people, it is safer to just send out this newsletter. The good part is that the UN is now doing Zoom calls and accepting emailed documents, so we are able to participate more. The attached documents would be the handouts on a table. This is an update on our participation at the UN since our last newsletter on July 23,2022
Dear Mr. Biden,
When reading your Proclamation regarding Indigenous Peoples, for a second there was a spark of hope that this time we might be free. Then we read on and cold water was poured on that spark of hope when you continued with words that refer only to the "Tribes" your government created in the Wheeler-Howard Act of 1934. It was also called the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) and means the "tribal governments" that Act created without our consent. This is a major Human Rights violation.
presentation at the Encounter of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala for Self Determination - Decolonization - June 7, 2022
Continental Commission Abya Yala
Just a small report and a copy of a Press Release and Declaration that were recently sent out. As I said before, if you want to be included on Zoom meetings, that is an easy way through a computer or smart phone, then send me your email address. I barely learned about Zoom meetings last summer, and they are really easy. If you don’t have a computer, let me know. We’ll try to figure something out. Otherwise, I’ll try to keep you updated through these newsletters. Please share these as you wish.