Western Hemisphere Alliance of Original Nations of Indigenous
Peoples Issues Declaration
Date: March 18, 2022
Middle of North America – On March 20, 2022, a joint Declaration by a Western Hemisphere Alliance of Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples that includes the 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council, the Western Shoshone Defense Project, the Consejo de Todas las Tierras Mapuche, and TONATIERRA will be submitted to the United Nations (UN). On that sacred day, also known as the Spring Equinox, prayers and ceremonies will be conducted in North, Central, and South America by surviving Indigenous Nations and Peoples.
The Joint Declaration is being issued as the UN Human Rights Council passed Resolution 48/7 on Oct. 8, 2021, which, after seventy-seven (77) years of exclusion, provides an official opening to the UN Decolonization Committee for Indigenous Nations and Peoples for the first time. Significantly, the UN Human Rights Council invites all bodies and organizations of the UN to “actively support and participate” in the work of eradicating colonialism. Indigenous Nations and Peoples have been the most impacted by the negative effects of colonialism.
The Joint Declaration also calls for the 1999 UN Treaty Study by Dr. Miguel Alfonso Martinez to be reaffirmed and the recommendations made therein used as an initial blueprint in their efforts at the UN on Decolonization.
The Joint Declaration is attached.
For more information from the
International Indigenous Working Group:
in English contact Charmaine White Face firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid City, South Dakota
December 21-22, 2022