|From:||Winter Siroco <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Monday, October 10, 2011 6:23:50 AM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples|
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
Celebrating Genocide in America:
Columbus Day and Indigenous People
Monday, October 10 at 5 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of
(Underneath big red sculpture)
Native Peoples of the America Address the Wall Street Protesters
On Monday October 10th, members of the indigenous community from Owe Aku International Justice Project, First Voice Indigenous Radio, and the United Confederation of the Taino people will bring their voices to Occupy Wall Street and remind us to rethink Columbus day. They will also address how corporate greed and indigenous history have for hundreds of years been an integral part of the indigenous struggle to maintain a way of life, maintain Indigenous territories, and fulfill Indigneous responsibilities to the environment for future generations.
"Corporate greed is the driving factor for the global oppression and suffering of Indigenous populations. It is the driving factor for the conquest and continued suffering for the Indigenous peoples on this continent. The effects of greed eventually spills over and negatively impacts all peoples, everywhere. Indigenous peoples feel the pain first, but it eventually reaches all people.
Understand our suffering to understand yours."
Rosalie Little Thunder. (Sicangu Lakota, Owe Aku International Justice Project, a Lakota grass-roots human rights organization based on Lakota territories on the High Plains of North American and, internationally, in New York City).
“Indigenous peoples and supporters seek the formal revocation of the 1493 [command] by the Vatican to Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the 'new world. Along with the 1494 Treaty of Todesillas, both decrees seek to establish domination world-wide and call for subjugation of non-Christian peoples and seizure (occupation) of our lands.
An estimated 100 million Indigenous peoples were eradicated during the process of Europe's colonization of the western hemisphere.
The Inter Caetera is the foundation of the international system we live under today and directly related to the corporate-state-military occupation and rape of Mother Earth.” Tiokasin Ghost Horse, Host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI.
Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R (not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus; Varick St. bus; Water St.
Thats excellent! Maybe occupy wall street should consider following suite?
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Antonio Serna <email@example.com> wrote:
@occupywallstreet, what's the hold up?
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Occupy Boston Ratifies Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Posted on October 8, 2011 by nadeemtron
The following resolution was passed by the Occupy Boston General Assembly on October 8th, 2011:
RESOLUTION: Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
WHEREAS, those participating in “Occupy Boston” acknowledge that the United States of America is a colonial country, and that we are guests upon stolen indigenous land that has already been occupied for centuries, Boston being the ancestral land of the Massachusett people; and
WHEREAS, members of the First Nations have continued to resist the violent oppression and exploitation of the colonizers since they first arrived on this continent, and as a result have a great amount of experience that could strengthen this movement; and
WHEREAS, after centuries of disregard for the welfare of future generations, and the consistent disrespect and exploitation of the Earth, we find ourselves on a polluted and disturbed planet, lacking the wisdom to live sustainably at peace with the community of Life; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we seek the involvement of the First Nations in the rebuilding of a new society on their ancestral land; and
As a signal to the national “Occupy” movement and to members of First Nations who have felt excluded by the colonialist language used to name this movement, it shall be declared that “Occupy Boston” aspires to “Decolonize Boston” with the guidance and participation of First Nations Peoples; and
Extending an open hand of humility and friendship, we hereby invite members of the First Nations to join us in this popular uprising now taking place across this continent. We wish to further the process of healing and reconciliation and implore Indigenous Peoples to share their wisdom and guidance, as they see fit, so as to help us restore true freedom and democracy and initiate a new era of peace and cooperation that will work for everyone, including the Earth and the original inhabitants of this land; and
We hereby declare that Columbus Day should be referred to as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
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