Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arizona Democratic Party Resolution Endorsing UNDRIP


Resolution in Support of the United Nations Declaration
 On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

WHEREAS, The United Nations General Assembly has adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on September 13, 2007, establishing a new systemic standard of recognition, respect, and protection for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the world; and

WHEREAS, The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was approved by the National Latino Congreso on  January 31, 2010 in El Paso, Texas and has been endorsed by hundreds of  Native American, Latino and progressive community organization across this country; and


WHEREAS, On November 5, 2009 at a historic summit in Washington, DC hosted by President Barack Obama, Chairman Joe Kennedy - Timbisha Shoshone of the Western Shoshone Nation, delivered a message on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of North America calling for immediate action by the president to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and

WHEREAS, The Doctrine of Discovery, emanating from the European invasion and subsequent colonization after 1492, of the continent later to be known as the Americas has served as an instrument of dehumanization and genocide of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of the Americas; and

WHEREAS, Such Doctrines of exploitation and expropriation of the natural resources and labor of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of the Americas continue unabated to this day and find their contemporary instruments of expression in the multilateral and bilateral Trade Agreements such as NAFTA; and

WHEREAS, During the March for Human Rights in Phoenix Arizona on January 16th 2010, a Community Indictment was served upon Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona which specified numerous violations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as stated in Article 36 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

1. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Arizona Democratic Party adopts endorsement and commitment to the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on September the 13th, 2007; and

2. FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Arizona Democratic Party send a letter to President Barack Obama and to all members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation to encourage them to adopt as soon as possible the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Summited on March 11, 2012

Dan O’Neal - LD-12 (formerly LD-22)

Adopted at the State Committee Meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party
April 21, 2012  

Embassy of Indigenous Peoples 
 
 

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