Monday, October 10, 2011

"Occupy Wall Street" to Receive Indigenous Proposal Modeled After Colorado AIM's

Attached is a proposal for presentation to the New York City "Occupy Wall Street" General Assembly regarding endorsement of Indigneous rights and a set of principles guiding their interaction with Indigenous peoples, communities and nations. As you may already know, by consensus Occupy Denver endorsed the initiative by the American Indian Movement of Colorado on the rights of indigenous peoples Owe Aku International Justice Project, in making this presentation, has borrowed liberally from the AIM Colorado proposal. Over the past week we have had important discussions on the language and, after review, this seems to be the most consensual document to date. It also covers nearly all the suggestions we have been collecting for inclusion in our presentation. We will do our best to make a concise, honorable and respectful presentation this evening at the "occupy wall street" event and hope that their General Assembly, too, will accept the proposal by consensus.

Wopila to everyone who has provided support and input over this past week. Wopila too, to all of the leaders who went to Washington to ensure that Indigenous opposition was once again voiced to the XL Pipeline. We are always spread thin, yet, with the help and prayers of our people and allies we seem to be able to make a small difference in our work for Mother Earth and future generations.

Kent Lebsock

Owe Aku International Justice Project
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we changed our name to (Un)Occupy Albuquerque to show our solidarity with Occupy Wall Street but at the same time recognize that we must work with anti-oppression principles so cannot put "occupy" in front of our homeland. I believe Hawaii and Puerto Rico are doing this too. I hope the Colorado movement would consider this.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened with this? Did the GA approve?

11:28 AM  
Blogger Colorado AIM said...

No, they did not.

4:54 PM  

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