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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Declaracion Conjunta: AYOTZINAPA - TONATIERRA - CISA : La Joventud Indígena


Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones Indígenas
Decimocuarta Sesión
20 abril hasta 1 mayo 2015 
Declaracion Conjunta
 AYOTZINAPA 
TONATIERRA
Comunidad Integradora del Saber Andino

Tema de Agenda:
3c) La Joventud, La autolesión y el suicidio

Impunidad y la Violencia Sancionado por el Estado

Los 522 años de colonialismo y el genocidio contra las Naciones Originales de Anáhuac [México] como un importante motor en el Contexto Internacional y Global de la Violencia Juvenil en Abya Yala [Las Americas]. 

Testimonio de Familiares Ayotiznapa en las Naciones Unidas: 

Tlanextijli nojniuan, tlen tlatoua se tlatojli, tlaxtlauimaka on tlasentlalijli “TONATIERRA”, Comunidad Integradora del Saber Andino tlen onosentlalijke pan in kokolistli tlen opanok itech kokonej tlen  nomaxtiya ne pan kaltlamachtijli Ayotzinapa “Raúl Isidro Burgos”. 

Gracias señora presidenta,
 

Buenos días a los miembros del Foro Permanente, a los delegados y todos los hermanos hablantes de una lengua originaria.  Le agradecemos a la organización “TONATIERRA” que se hermanaron con el dolor con lo que paso con los jóvenes estudiantes de la normal de Ayotzinapa “Raúl Isidro Burgos”, y por acompañarnos en el proceso de presentar una intervención en este espacio.

Soy Cruz Bautista Salvador, soy maestro bilingüe de Nahuatl y español y tío de Benjamín Ascencio Bautista, uno de los estudiantes desaparecidos, y estoy aquí para llamar la atención sobre lo ocurrido en el día 26 y 27 de septiembre de 2014, con los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa en Iguala,  Guerrero, México.  Los estudiantes se encontraban en una actividad de rutina que ellos realizan constantemente, y entonces fueron atacados por fuerzas de seguridad del estado, lo que terminó con la muerte de 3 estudiantes, 2 gravemente heridos y 43 estudiantes desaparecidos.

Lo ocurrido con estos estudiantes es de preocupación en cuanto a los derechos humanos de los Pueblos Indígenas en México, y en cuanto a la violencia que experimentan los jóvenes Indígenas en México, ya que la mayoría de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos son Indígenas, estudiantes bilingües hablantes de una lengua originaria. 

Tenemos 522 años en resistencia y el gobierno Mexicano sigue criminalizando, discriminando y desapareciendo a los jóvenes Indígenas por su origen. 

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Soy María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello, madre de José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, uno de los estudiantes desaparecidos, y vengo a testimoniar aquí en representación de las 43 familias, que somos personas Indígenas, campesinas, humildes, de varias comunidades. Nosotros enseñamos a nuestros hijos a trabajar y al mismo tiempo a estudiar. Fue un privilegio que nuestros hijos pudieran entrar a estudiar a la Normal de Ayotzinapa, porque muchos de ellos se quedan sin estudios.  Y cuando se quedan sin estudiar, migran a otros países en busca de una vida mejor y otras oportunidades. En nuestras comunidades, es un orgullo ser estudiante normalista, y nuestros hijos lograron implementar su derecho a la educación, y al desaparecerlos, se violó su derecho a una vida plena.

Estamos preocupados por la falta de garantía en materia de seguridad, educación y salud en México, especialmente para los jóvenes Indígenas, a pesar de los tratados internacionales que garantizan los derechos humanos de los Pueblos Indígenas.
Solicitamos al Foro Permanente que se recomienda:

1.     Presentación con vida de los 43 estudiantes.
2.     Que el Estado mexicano reanude y amplíe las líneas de investigación acerca de lo ocurrido en los días 26 y 27 de septiembre del 2014 en Iguala, Guerrero, México.
3.     Que el Estado mexicano esclarezca los hechos ocurridos el 26 y 27 de septiembre en Iguala, Guerrero México, y que se castigue a los responsables.

Además, Solicitamos al Foro Permanente que se recomienda un estudio del Relator Especial sobre los Derechos de Los Pueblos Indígenas en México, acerca de los problemas siguientes:

1.     La desaparición forzada;
2.     La privación ilegal de la libertad;
3.     La falta de legislación y sanción contra la tortura sistemática;
4.     Y el respecto de los derechos humanos y de los y las jóvenes de Pueblos Indígenas;

Agradeciendo el tiempo que nos ha otorgado aquí y esperando un seguimiento de parte del Foro permanente y otros mecanismos para asegurarse de la aplicación de los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, y especialmente de sus jóvenes y estudiantes, en el Estado mexicano.



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FOURTEENTH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
April 20-May 1, 2015
UN Headquarters, New York

JOINT STATEMENT
AYOTZINAPA
TONATIERRA
Comunidad Integradora del Saber Andino

Agenda Item: 3c) Youth, Self-Harm and Suicide
IMPUNITY and STATE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE 
522 years of Colonialism and Genocide against the Original Nations of Anahuac [Mexico] as a Major Driver in the International and Global Context of Indigenous Youth Violence 

Tlanextijli nojniuan, tlen tlatoua se tlatojli, tlaxtlauimaka on tlasentlalijli “TONATIERRA”, Comunidad Integradora del Saber Andino tlen onosentlalijke pan in kokolistli tlen opanok itech kokonej tlen nomaxtiya ne pan kaltlamachtijli Ayotzinapa “Raúl Isidro Burgos”. 

Thank you Madam Chair. Good morning to the members of the Permanent Forum, to the delegates and all the brothers who speak native languages.  We thank TONATIERRA for their solidarity with our pain for what happened to the young students of the Ayotzinapa teacher school "Raúl Isidro Burgos", and for accompanying us in the process of presenting our intervention in this space.

I am Cruz Bautista Salvador, I am a bilingual teacher of Nahuatl and Spanish, and the uncle of Benjamin Ascencio Bautista, one of the missing students, and I am here to call your attention to what happened on Sepetembre 26 and 27 of 2014, to the students in Ayotzinapa, Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.  The students were on a routine activity they perform often, when they were attacked by state security forces, which ended with the death of 3 students, 2 seriously injured and 43 missing students.

What happened to these students is of concern in terms of human rights of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico, and in terms of violence experienced by Indigenous youth in Mexico, since most of the 43 missing students are Indigenous, bilingual students who speak a native language. After 522 years of resistance, the Mexican government continues to criminalize, discriminate and disappear Indigenous youth because of their origins.


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I am María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello, mother of José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, one of the missing students, and I come here to testify, representing the 43 families, who are Indigenous persons, peasants and humble people from several communities.  We teach our children to work while studying. It was a privilege that our kids could go to study to the teacher school of Ayotzinapa, since many of our children are uneducated. And when left without studying, our children migrate to other countries in search of a better life and other opportunities.  In our communities, it is a pride to be a normal school student, and our children were able to implement their right to education, and by disappearing them, their right to a fulfilled life was violated.

We are concerned about the lack of guaranties in terms of security, education and health in Mexico, especially for Indigenous youth, despite international treaties guaranteeing the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Therefore, we call for the Permanent Forum to recommend to the UN Economic and Social Council and the Government of Mexico in particular:

1.     Presenting of our 43 Ayotzinapa students alive.
2.     That the Mexican State resume and expand the investigation regarding the events surrounding the disappearance of our 43 Ayotiznapa students on September 26 and 27, 2014, in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
3.     That the Mexican government clarify the events of September 26 and 27 in Iguala, Guerrero Mexico, and punish those responsible for all criminal acts committed.

Also, we call upon the Permanent Forum would recommend a study by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples about the following issues in Mexico:

1.     Forced disappearances.
2.     Unlawful imprisonment.
3.     Lack of legislation and sanctions for regimes of systematic torture.
4.     Respect for basic human rights and the rights of  Indigenous youth.

We appreciate the time you have given us here and we hope that the Permanent Forum and other UN mechanisms shall follow up on this issue in order to ensure the implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and especially for Indigenous youth and students in the state of Mexico.

YouTube:

Madre Ayotzinapa:

Testimonio en Naciones Unidas 

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Entrevista con Cruz Bautista en las Naciones Unidas

 

Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio

Human Rights Commission

Links:

Collusion and Complicity of US Government with Narco Violence in Mexico

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PETICIÓN y Comunicación la Relatora Especial de Pueblos Indígenas ONU

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Friday, April 24, 2015

TONATIERRA: Human Rights - AYOTZINAPA

FPCI Derechos Humanos: AYOTZINAPA


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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Fourteenth Session

April 20 - May 1, 2015


Agenda Item 7:  Human rights with focus on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
AYOTZINAPA
TONATIERRA 

Dear Members of the Permanent Forum and assembled Indigenous Peoples,

First of all we wish to extend our congratulations to the newly elected President of the Forum and offer our heartfelt appreciation to all present, including the spirit of those of our ancestors and future generations.  We call upon them now, especially those who have been taken from us unjustly before their natural time, and we call upon their spirits to guide our work here together as we strive to fulfill our Mandate as Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. 

We call upon the Permanent Forum to address the issue of the forced disappearance of the 43 Normalista students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico missing since September 26, 2014 and recommend that the Forum take appropriate measures regarding the impunity under which this atrocity has been sanitized by agents of the state, both nationally and internationally. We specifically call upon the Country of Mexico to invite the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to come to Mexico and meet with us regarding the issue of the ongoing enforced disappearance of Indigenous youth in Mexico, the deliberate and systematic use of torture, and all forms of state violence against Indigenous Peoples.

Madam Chairperson,

Our recommendation on this particular agenda item related to Human Rights addresses the need for the mechanisms of the UN system as a whole to be brought into a process of alignment that will eventually produce systemic reform to address the basic recognition of our Right to Self Determination as "Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other peoples...."  

Implicit in this statement, a fundamental principle articulated in the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples is the recognition of our Inherent Right of Self Determination, and the exercise of that right not only within the context of the UN system, but beyond into the realm of reality that is the agenda of our Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. 

Working towards this goal, we state that the mechanisms established within the UN system in terms of economic, social and cultural rights will not be competent to assure or deliver protections for the full, free, and effective exercise of these rights until the underlying issue of colonization of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples is brought forward as a violation of UNGA 1514, along with the decolonization mechanisms specified in UN 1541.

We make this point in support of the call for the UNPFII to move towards a METHODOLOGY of DECOLONIZATION with a systemic approach, that also emerges from the COGNITION and then thus recognition that the UN system itself, as are all institutions of mortal humans, is also tied to the cycle of birth, life, and death that is the nature of reality and the reality of nature for all beings on this our home planet, our Sacred Mother Earth.
We have heard earlier in this session the tragic stories of how our children, our youth, our families and nations have been affected by the internalized violence normalized by the social, cultural, and economic paradigms of domination that are the reality of the ongoing colonization and genocide of our Indigenous Nations today.

In addressing this issue, we call upon the UN Permanent Forum to serve as an exemplary platform with the UN system to allow the concept and identity of Indigenous Peoples as "Peoples, equal to all other peoples...." be instituted without the system wide discrimination planned or not, that reduces our participation within the UN system to the category of "Indigenous Issues" as is still evident in this 14th session of the Forum in spite of repeated interventions on this recommendation over the many years.

Thank you Madam Chair.
 
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Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones Indígenas
Decimocuarta Sesión
20 abril hasta 1 mayo 2015

Tema 7 de la Agenda: Los derechos humanos con enfoque de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales


AYOTZINAPA
TONATIERRA  

Estimados Miembros del Foro Permanente y los Pueblos Indígenas reunidos,  
En primer lugar queremos extender nuestras felicitaciones a la Presidenta nuevamente electa del Foro y ofrecer nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a todos los aquí presentes, incluyendo el espíritu de nuestros ancestros y de las generaciones futuras. Hacemos un llamado a ellos ahora, sobre todo los que nos han sido tomado injustamente antes de su tiempo natural, y hacemos un llamado a sus espíritus para guiar nuestro trabajo aquí juntos mientras nos esforzamos por cumplir con nuestro mandato como Pueblos Indígenas de la Madre Tierra. 

Hacemos un llamado al Foro Permanente para tratar el tema de la desaparición forzada de los 43 estudiantes normalistas de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México, desaparecidos desde el 26 de septiembre 2014, y recomendar que el Foro adopte las medidas adecuadas con respecto a la impunidad bajo la cual esta atrocidad ha sido sanitizada por agentes del Estado, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. En especial, un llamado al gobierno de México a invitar a la Relatora Especial de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas para venir a México y reunirse con nosotros en relación con el tema de la continua desaparición forzada de la juventud Indígena en México, el uso deliberado y sistemático de la tortura, y todas las formas de violencia estatal contra los Pueblos Indígenas. 

Señora Presidenta: 
Nuestra recomendación sobre este tema del programa en particular en relación con los Derechos Humanos se refiere a la necesidad de que los mecanismos del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en su conjunto se alinean para producir una reforma sistémica que abordará las políticas de reconocimiento de nuestro Derecho a la Libre determinación como "Pueblos Indígenas, igual a todos los demás pueblos ...."

Implícito en esta declaración, es el principio fundamental expresado en la Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas del reconocimiento de nuestro derecho inherente de Libre determinación, y el ejercicio de ese derecho no sólo en el contexto del sistema de la ONU, pero más allá en el campo de la realidad de nuestras Naciones Originarias de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Madre Tierra.
Trabajando hacia este objetivo, le comunicamos que los mecanismos establecidos dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en materia de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales no serán competentes para asegurar o entregar protecciones para el ejercicio pleno, libre y eficaz de estos derechos hasta que el problema subyacente de la colonización de las Naciones Originarias de los Pueblos Indígenas se presente como una violación de la Resolución 1514 de la Asamblea General de la ONU, junto con los mecanismos de descolonización especificados en esta Resolución ONU 1541. 
Presentamos este punto en apoyo al llamado al Foro Permanente para avanzar hacia una METODOLOGÍA de DESCOLONIZACIÓN con un enfoque sistémico, que también surge de la COGNICIÓN y entonces así el reconocimiento de que el sistema de la ONU en sí, al igual que todas las instituciones de los humanos mortales, es también atado al ciclo de nacimiento, vida y muerte que es la naturaleza de la realidad y la realidad de la naturaleza de todos los seres de nuestro planeta, nuestra sagrada Madre Tierra. 

Hemos escuchado anteriormente en esta sesión las trágicas historias de cómo nuestros hijos, nuestros jóvenes, nuestras familias y naciones se han visto afectadas por la violencia internalizada normalizada por los paradigmas sociales, culturales y económicos de dominación que son la cruel realidad de la colonización y genocidio de nuestras Naciones Indígenas hoy en día. 

Al abordar esta cuestión, hacemos un llamado al Foro Permanente para servir como una plataforma ejemplar con el sistema de la ONU para permitir que el concepto y la identidad de los Pueblos Indígenas como "Pueblos, igual a todos los demás pueblos ...." sea instituido sin la discriminación sistémica, planificada o no, que reduce nuestra participación dentro del sistema de la ONU a la categoría de "Cuestiones Indígenas" como es todavía evidente en esta Decimocuarta Sesión del Foro, a pesar de las repetidas intervenciones sobre este tema en el transcurrido de los muchos años. 
Gracias Señora Presidenta.

 


STATEMENT OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CAUCUS


FOURTEENTH SESSION OF THE

UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES

April 20-­‐May 1, 2015

UN Headquarters, New York

STATEMENT OF THE

NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CAUCUS

Agenda Item 8:
Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues.


Thank you Chair,

These comments are made on behalf of the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus in reference to the following points contained in the Concept Note for this agenda item:

4.  Urge indigenous peoples, member states, and interested UN agencies, NGOs, etc. to hold regional preparatory meetings (and national meetings, if possible) or thematic indigenous caucuses.

5.  Explore the potential of such regional meetings to be held during times when the Permanent Forum members are in closed session in order for regional groups to dialogue and potentially reach consensus on recommendations for joint interventions (see paras 26 -­‐29 of E.C.19/2006/10).

6.  Ensuring equity in relation to indigenous peoples present at the annual session to have the opportunity to speak. 

Item 8: Future Work-­‐Discussion on methods of work

NAIPC is mindful that free and independent Indigenous Peoples' voices are crucial to the accurate representation of our positions. We, therefore, remind the UNPFII that Indigenous Peoples have the right to maximum participation at the UNPFII, and in the entire United Nations system, without censorship, and without the application of any ideological or philosophical litmus tests, in deciding who can and cannot participate, and about who is eligible for funding support in order to participate in UN processes.

As Indigenous peoples and organizations, many whom have been involved in UN processes for decades, we have agreed to participate in the UN system on the condition that our perspectives are accorded respect and equality, and that the rules of procedure ensure fair, open and transparent opportunity for our voices to be heard.

We are deeply concerned that a new norm has apparently emerged in UN fora, one that allows for opaqueness and arbitrariness in determining which indigenous perspectives are heard, and which are not.

The legitimacy of the UN’s professed commitment to expanded participation by indigenous peoples is belied through practices that allow favoritism and hidden agendas to determine the discourse and outcomes of UN meetings affecting all indigenous peoples. More importantly such practices are contrary to Article 19 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples, which reads: “States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the Indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent before adopting and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.” If the UN is not subject to these provisions, then how can states and other non-­‐state actors, be expected to abide by them?  Administrative rules that selectively privilege some Indigenous perspectives and marginalize others, essentially amounts to censorship, and is a violation of the UN’s own stated values in the UN Charter.

This year, subsequent to our arrival to participate in the 14th  Session of the UNPFII, the Permanent Forum website was abruptly and arbitrarily changed to give complete discretion to the acknowledgement of speakers, and the order in which they would be acknowledged, entirely to the UNPFII Chair. This change has had the actual effect of some speakers, including speakers for bona fide UN-­‐acknowledged, Indigenous regional caucuses, to be ignored and passed over in favor of speakers who appear more acceptable to the Chair.  It has also become apparent that these changes have been in development for quite some time with no advance notification to Indigenous delegates that these changes would be instituted at this 14th  session of the PF.

We request an explanation and reference to the rule of procedure or decision by which this change is being implemented. If a change in the speaking order and rules of procedure are in fact being implemented, Indigenous Peoples delegations deserve to be informed specifically of these changes. Indigenous Peoples caucuses, specifically, and others have put in an immense amount time and effort in order to prepare their interventions for the 14th session of the UNPFII, at great cost to themselves, their families and their communities.  Finally we remind the Permanent Forum that it has a moral and ethical mandate to treat all Indigenous delegates equally and fairly. We demand a transparent process without arbitrary or biased selection of speakers.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

FPCI Derechos Humanos: AYOTZINAPA


Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones Indígenas
Decimocuarta Sesión
20 abril hasta 1 mayo 2015

Tema 7 de la Agenda: Los derechos humanos con enfoque de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales


AYOTZINAPA
TONATIERRA  

Estimados Miembros del Foro Permanente y los Pueblos Indígenas reunidos,  

En primer lugar queremos extender nuestras felicitaciones a la Presidenta nuevamente electa del Foro y ofrecer nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a todos los aquí presentes, incluyendo el espíritu de nuestros ancestros y de las generaciones futuras. Hacemos un llamado a ellos ahora, sobre todo los que nos han sido tomado injustamente antes de su tiempo natural, y hacemos un llamado a sus espíritus para guiar nuestro trabajo aquí juntos mientras nos esforzamos por cumplir con nuestro mandato como Pueblos Indígenas de la Madre Tierra. 

Hacemos un llamado al Foro Permanente para tratar el tema de la desaparición forzada de los 43 estudiantes normalistas de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México, desaparecidos desde el 26 de septiembre 2014, y recomendar que el Foro adopte las medidas adecuadas con respecto a la impunidad bajo la cual esta atrocidad ha sido sanitizada por agentes del Estado, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. En especial, un llamado al gobierno de México a invitar a la Relatora Especial de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas para venir a México y reunirse con nosotros en relación con el tema de la continua desaparición forzada de la juventud Indígena en México, el uso deliberado y sistemático de la tortura, y todas las formas de violencia estatal contra los Pueblos Indígenas. 


Señora Presidenta: 

Nuestra recomendación sobre este tema del programa en particular en relación con los Derechos Humanos se refiere a la necesidad de que los mecanismos del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en su conjunto se alinean para producir una reforma sistémica que abordará las políticas de reconocimiento de nuestro Derecho a la Libre determinación como "Pueblos Indígenas, igual a todos los demás pueblos ...."


Implícito en esta declaración, es el principio fundamental expresado en la Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas del reconocimiento de nuestro derecho inherente de Libre determinación, y el ejercicio de ese derecho no sólo en el contexto del sistema de la ONU, pero más allá en el campo de la realidad de nuestras Naciones Originarias de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Madre Tierra.

Trabajando hacia este objetivo, le comunicamos que los mecanismos establecidos dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en materia de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales no serán competentes para asegurar o entregar protecciones para el ejercicio pleno, libre y eficaz de estos derechos hasta que el problema subyacente de la colonización de las Naciones Originarias de los Pueblos Indígenas se presente como una violación de la Resolución 1514 de la Asamblea General de la ONU, junto con los mecanismos de descolonización especificados en esta Resolución ONU 1541. 

Presentamos este punto en apoyo al llamado al Foro Permanente para avanzar hacia una METODOLOGÍA de DESCOLONIZACIÓN con un enfoque sistémico, que también surge de la COGNICIÓN y entonces así el reconocimiento de que el sistema de la ONU en sí, al igual que todas las instituciones de los humanos mortales, es también atado al ciclo de nacimiento, vida y muerte que es la naturaleza de la realidad y la realidad de la naturaleza de todos los seres de nuestro planeta, nuestra sagrada Madre Tierra. 


Hemos escuchado anteriormente en esta sesión las trágicas historias de cómo nuestros hijos, nuestros jóvenes, nuestras familias y naciones se han visto afectadas por la violencia internalizada normalizada por los paradigmas sociales, culturales y económicos de dominación que son la cruel realidad de la colonización y genocidio de nuestras Naciones Indígenas hoy en día. 


Al abordar esta cuestión, hacemos un llamado al Foro Permanente para servir como una plataforma ejemplar con el sistema de la ONU para permitir que el concepto y la identidad de los Pueblos Indígenas como "Pueblos, igual a todos los demás pueblos ...." sea instituido sin la discriminación sistémica, planificada o no, que reduce nuestra participación dentro del sistema de la ONU a la categoría de "Cuestiones Indígenas" como es todavía evidente en esta Decimocuarta Sesión del Foro, a pesar de las repetidas intervenciones sobre este tema en el transcurrido de los muchos años. 

Gracias Señora Presidenta.


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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Fourteenth Session

April 20 - May 1, 2015



Agenda Item 7:  Human rights with focus on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

AYOTZINAPA
TONATIERRA 

Dear Members of the Permanent Forum and assembled Indigenous Peoples,

First of all we wish to extend our congratulations to the newly elected President of the Forum and offer our heartfelt appreciation to all present, including the spirit of those of our ancestors and future generations.  We call upon them now, especially those who have been taken from us unjustly before their natural time, and we call upon their spirits to guide our work here together as we strive to fulfill our Mandate as Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. 

We call upon the Permanent Forum to address the issue of the forced disappearance of the 43 Normalista students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico missing since September 26, 2014 and recommend that the Forum take appropriate measures regarding the impunity under which this atrocity has been sanitized by agents of the state, both nationally and internationally. We specifically call upon the Country of Mexico to invite the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to come to Mexico and meet with us regarding the issue of the ongoing enforced disappearance of Indigenous youth in Mexico, the deliberate and systematic use of torture, and all forms of state violence against Indigenous Peoples.

Madam Chairperson,

Our recommendation on this particular agenda item related to Human Rights addresses the need for the mechanisms of the UN system as a whole to be brought into a process of alignment that will eventually produce systemic reform to address the basic recognition of our Right to Self Determination as "Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other peoples...."  

Implicit in this statement, a fundamental principle articulated in the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples is the recognition of our Inherent Right of Self Determination, and the exercise of that right not only within the context of the UN system, but beyond into the realm of reality that is the agenda of our Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. 

Working towards this goal, we state that the mechanisms established within the UN system in terms of economic, social and cultural rights will not be competent to assure or deliver protections for the full, free, and effective exercise of these rights until the underlying issue of colonization of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples is brought forward as a violation of UNGA 1514, along with the decolonization mechanisms specified in UN 1541.

We make this point in support of the call for the UNPFII to move towards a METHODOLOGY of DECOLONIZATION with a systemic approach, that also emerges from the COGNITION and then thus recognition that the UN system itself, as are all institutions of mortal humans, is also tied to the cycle of birth, life, and death that is the nature of reality and the reality of nature for all beings on this our home planet, our Sacred Mother Earth.
We have heard earlier in this session the tragic stories of how our children, our youth, our families and nations have been affected by the internalized violence normalized by the social, cultural, and economic paradigms of domination that are the reality of the ongoing colonization and genocide of our Indigenous Nations today.

In addressing this issue, we call upon the UN Permanent Forum to serve as an exemplary platform with the UN system to allow the concept and identity of Indigenous Peoples as "Peoples, equal to all other peoples...." be instituted without the system wide discrimination planned or not, that reduces our participation within the UN system to the category of "Indigenous Issues" as is still evident in this 14th session of the Forum in spite of repeated interventions on this recommendation over the many years.

Thank you Madam Chair.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative


E'ECATL
El Viento de Áztlan

Primavera   Xihuitl Nahui   Acatl Spring   2003.

Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative

Year 4 Reed, Day Two Crocodile

Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Izkalotlan, Aztlan - Emerging from a three day traditional gathering of Indigenous Nations and Pueblos, a legation of Indigenous Peoples initiated today a global Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative intended to restore the principles of "yectlamatcayetoliztli" (PEACE) as a mandate of humanity from the future generations. The proclamation was made from the NAHUACALLI, Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples located in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We must disarm the global regime of nationalism of the state. The psychologies of hatred and competition under which the government states of the world would have us sacrifice our humanity and our children to senseless wars will no longer be tolerated. As Indigenous Peoples of the world, we further challenge the government states of the United Nations system to criminalize the destructive impact of warfare upon the ecosystems of the Earth itself, by defining appropriate international legal protocols regarding the conduct of warfare such as the Geneva Convention," said Tupac Enrique Acosta, Izkaloteka - Nahuatl Nations.
To implement the Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative, representatives of the diverse and distinct Indigenous Nations attending the launch of the global campaign, moved out from the Nahaucalli embassy in the Four Directions, with assignments to convoke the traditional spiritual leadership from around the world to engage in the restoration process of Peace and Dignity. The first objective of the Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative is to make known to the conscience of all humanity that the calls to war by the government states will not apply to the Indigenous Peoples globally, and will not be answered. Instead, the Indigenous Nations of the Great Turtle Island Abya Yala [Americas] propose that the indigenous nation confederations from around the world rise to reclaim the destiny of the future generations, by invoking spiritual and moral authority as the protectors of the Mother Earth. The Indigenous Peoples of this hemisphere have maintained such a spiritual, cultural, and political confederacy since time immemorial. This confederacy is known as the Confederation of the Eagle and the Condor.
In terms of communications, the IPPI has implemented a hyperspace linkup, and will be delivering a message to the United Nations representatives of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues under the Economic and Social Council on May 15 in New York. The Nahaucalli in Phoenix, Arizona will serve as clearing house for the first phase of the Indigenous Peoples Peace Initiative.  Referring to the Xiuhpohualli, the count of years of Izkalotlan, Aztlan which correlates to other counts of calendar systems among the Maya and Nahua Nations, the legation travels now to fulfill an ancestral mandate called the prophecy of the Sixth Sun given on August the 13, 1521 in Mexico. "It is the dawn of the Sun of Justice. The first rays of light from the East have been seen, they have been felt," said one youth who has made a lifelong commitment to the goals of the initiative.

"Now is the time to go forward in a sacred manner. A new world is about to be born."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNPFII: Methodogies and Outcomes, Mandates and Doctrines


United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
14th Session June 20, 2015
Agenda Item: 3a) Outcome of the High Level Plenary [WCIP] of September 2014


We call for an effective decolonization methodology of operation that recognizes the dual mandate of the UN Permanent Forum, namely that of the member states of the UN system established through the UN Charter as a derivative of the Wesphalian systemof state sovereignty formalized in 1648, and the Diverse and distinct Mandates of Tradition, Jurisprudence and Jurisgenesis of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples as geopolitical expressions of the Territorial Integrity of Mother Earth.

Ideas for reform of Forum annual sessions:

We propose that the concept and identity of Indigenous Peoples as "Peoples, equal to all other peoples ...." be instituted without the system wide discrimination planned or not, that reduces our participation within the UN system to the category of "Indigenous Issues" as is still evident in this 14th session of the Forum in spite of repeated interventions on this question over the many years.

Constructive and Substantive Questions and Answers:

As brought forward by former Permanent Forum member Tonya Gonella Frichner, in her Preliminary Study on the Doctrine of Discovery of 2010, any advancement in the recognition, respect, and guarantees for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples would necessarily have to begin with a challenge to the cognitive systems of colonization themselves that have dehumanized and reduced the inherent Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples to items on an agenda of consideration of the very institutions that are the agents and beneficiaries of the colonization processes which continue today across our continent of the Great Turtle Island Abya Yala.

In consideration of the reference given today regarding the System Wide Action Plan now being designed by the UN system as a result of the UN High Level Plenary Meeting of September 2014, and the elements of consideration for this plan, which are to include Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization,

We Recommend:

That the Trans-border study to be presented in this session by UNPFII chairperson Megan Davis be extended to integrate a specific focus on the impact of the violation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in this continent of Abya Yala as a result of the international borders of the states that are successors to the systems of jurisdiction and sovereignty established under the Doctrine of Discovery. We propose that this expanded study be integrated along with the pertinent recommendations from the studies by the Permanent Forum on the continuing impact of the Doctrine of Discovery and the principle of Universal Equality and Human Rights of Self Determination, as well as relevant provisions of the UNDRIP, and Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization.

In order to comprehensively and justly implement this recommendation, it is again recommended that the 1999 Treaty Study accomplished by Dr. Miguel Alsfonso Martinez be elevated and integrated into the extended study, since the principle of "Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other peoples " established with the UNDRIP in 2007 was not yet instituted at the time.  The Treaty Study must be recontextualized within the horizon of the Principles of Universal Equality and the Right of Self Determination of "Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other peoples..." with Treaties equal to all other treaties.

We call for the restitution of the primary source materials and testimony that was lent to the United Nations system as fundamental to the evidence in document form of the systemic (system to system) nature of the legal relationships between the Nations of Indigenous Peoples and the member states of the UN system for the purpose of the Treaty Study conducted by Dr. Miguel Alfonso Martinez of Cuba.

Such delivery would be an initial act of good faith in terms of the continuing process of systemic documentation among the Nations of Indigenous Peoples and the member states of the UN system.  Such delivery should be facilitated by UNPFII prior to and as a necessary act of condition to allow for the full and effective participation of the Indigenous Peoples with the UN system as a whole on an equal basis and without systemic discrimination in the process of producing evaluations or recommendations, inlcluding those regarding the Final Outcome Document of the High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 2014.
NAHUACALLI
Embassy of Indigenous Peoples
www.nahuacalli.org