Monday, July 7, 2014

North Amercan Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statment - Alta, Norway

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Alta, Norway
North Amercan Indigenous Peoples Caucus Concluding Statement 
Arthur Manuel
"Canada and the United States voted against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples despite the fact that their entire economy and their entire world global position is based upon the colonization, based on the stealing of the land and resources of our people and it is our people who are the poorest of the poor, in Canada and the United States and we’ve been that way for generation after generation.
That what I mean it’s colonization."
Arthur Manuel, NAIPC Co-chair
 
 
Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference in Alta, Norway
June 8-12, 2013. 


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  1. New Zealand Westminster Parliament accepted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples yet maintains their economy their position of colonized righteousness. They continue to steal land and resources of our people who are the poorest of the poor, in New Zealand. The official position of the Westminster Parliament transplanted here is that compensation is only available in paper form, titles and money. Both land and resources in their natural state was upon arrival and still is, vested it the European Discovering Christians and in our case, the "Crown". Claim processes that manufacture indigenous consent purport to convey legitimacy to the Discovering Christian Nation to possess forever (in exchange for paper) our lands and natural resources. This exchange at this point, cannot be completed while we continue to challenge. Nor will we accept the proposition that the transplanted Westminster Parliament be entitled to proclaim itself the "Divine State" in any relationship. We deny consent at all levels and stand with all other indigenous peoples of the world who have been subjected to the Discovery Doctrine.
    We continue to watch closely how indigenous leaders deal with this September charade erected by States and their territory allocating forum.
    Kahi Takimoana Harawira
    Whakaminenga

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