for Recognizing the United Nations

Declaration on the Rights for Indigenous Peoples

Congratulations USA!
Thank America and President Obama

1993 was proclaimed the

“International Year of the World’s Indigenous People”

by the members states of the United Nations.

This lead to the “International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” (1995-2005).

This was an opportunity for indigenous peoples to forge meaningful partnerships with member nations to secure and protect the rights and lands of indigenous and tribal people worldwide.

During this time, delegations from around the globe gathered to draft a formal

U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

After many years of collaboration and debate, the United Nations General Assembly adopted this declaration and advanced the recognition of self-determination as a distinct cultural right for indigenous and tribal people worldwide.

We are very excited about the new directions of U.S. policy makers and anticipate the Obama Administration will soon open meaningful dialogues to form the partnerships outlined during the International Decade and address the earnest concerns of ALL indigenous and tribal peoples who remain disenfranchised and unrecognized in our own lands.

The rights of indigenous peoples are now clearly documented and recognized. It is up to us to nobly exercise these rights to help each other and the planet.

One Love is Law.

Since 1993, The nations of the  Washitaw de dugdahmoundyah Empire have  played  a vital role in elaborating our position relative to the most important rights of indigenous people: Health and our lands.

The sovereign people of the Emperial Washitaw Nation ratified the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at our annual convention on January 8, 1997.

We congratulate the members of the United Nations on their historic ratification and recognition of this profound, international instrument.