Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Huehuecoyotl: Intervention from the floor at Alta

 Intervention From the Floor before the
UN Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting
Alta, Norway
By Tupac Enrique Acosta, Yaotachcauh
Tlahtokan Nahuacalli
Calpolli Nahuacalco, Izkaloteka 
June 11, 2014

Mr. Chairman,

Good greetings to the assembled delegations of Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth, and all members of the global assembly gathered here today in the ancient land of the Sami.

We would like to propose two recommendations for action by the United Nations system for the delivery in the process of development of the final outcome document of the High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly 2014. 

1) 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, should be initial act of good faith in terms of the continuing process of systemic documentation among the Nations of Indigenous Peoples and the UN system prior to and as a necessary act of condition to allow for the full and effective participation of the Indigenous Peoples in the High Level Plenary Meeting on an equal basis and without systemic discrimination in the process of producing the Final Outcome Document of the High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 2014.
2) In addressing the underlying collective purpose of this gathering here in Alta, and the mandate of our ancestors and instructions from the future generations that makes our presence here as Indigenous Peoples in Alta possible, we also call for clarification now that as the primary purpose of the United Nations is fundamentally driven by the call for World Peace among All Peoples and the member states of the UN system, and in acknowledgment that peace on Earth will be impossible if we are not at Peace with Mother Earth, in homeostasis with the Land and Seas, with the Ice and Snow, with the Winds and Father Sun, it is critical that as we engage with each other collectively and in the spirit of Equality and Justice, that we reintroduce the principle of the Territorial Integrity of Mother Earth as fundamental and inherent responsibility in terms of International Law of all our relations and relationships now engaged together, without systemic prejudice in terms of precept, concept, and documentation systems on the long journey of Humanity that has brought us to ancient land of Áltá, Sápmi [Norway].


The Territorial Integrity of Mother Earth
United Nations Economic and Social Council
Sub-Commission on Prevention of
Discrimination and Protection
of Minorities

Study on treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous populations
Final report by Miguel Alfonso Martínez, Special Rapporteur
22 June 1999