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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Indigenous Alliance Without Borders: 'We are now living in a No Brown Zone'

Indigenous Alliance Without Borders urges solidarity in the battle against racism in Arizona, support Battle of Phoenix on May 29, 2010

By Indigenous Alliance without Borders/Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras

Indigenous Peoples and immigrants have much in common, in particular the alienation and oppression we experience in U.S. society.

The U.S. Government fails to protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples -- A roll of the United States Supreme Court throughout history in the protection of the rights of minorities.

The Supreme Court has moved away from from the guideline principles called 'canons of construction.' Under those guidelines, the court would interpret treaties and Indian statues in favor of the tribes when they were unclear or uncertain. It is one area of law that has always been useful for tribes. Now, with the creation of Homeland Security, War Against the Poor, War Against Drugs, War Against Terrorism and Now, with the War Against Minorities in Arizona, Indigenous peoples will continue to be profoundly affected!

Many Indigenous peoples are intensely caught up in the current debate of issues. Individual Indians and groups in the Indian communities, while they may disagree on current tribal priorities and ways, must look beyond all current disputes and work together for the concept of Global Vision, Unity, Community Partnership and Coalition Building.

Once again Indigenous Peoples are being left out of the whole anti-immigrant, anti-people of color and anti-ethnic legislation and debate!

The long history of assimilation, termination, cultural genocide and genocide policies is not over for Indian peoples.

Its time to Organize, Speak Out, Join Forces with Other People of Color Movements to bring attention and fight for Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty Rights, Border Rights of Mobility & Passage, Cultural Rights and Environmental Protection of Mother Earth.

The privilege of citizenship were slow to come to the Indigenous peoples while the responsibility came right of way. The Navajo Code Talkers served at a time that Arizona was still denying them to vote.

Now, all of us Indians have to be careful about being brown in a no brown zone whether you are a veteran or not. Your children will not be allowed to learn about the contributions American Indians made to this great nation. Our children/grandchildren will not be allowed to learn about our elders, culture and ways. They will only learn about the good things the great "White Fathers" founders and builders did for this Nation and for all of us.

The is very much at the heart of the mission of the Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras: Calling attention to the people who have the least voice and to bring that conversation forward.

We must be part of the Pozole Event, The Call to Action, Support & PARTICIPATE the Battle of Phoenix ON SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010!!!!!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic...It is time to fight for peace and for us, to end the repeat of history! God Bless All of US!

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