Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Solidarity with the Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia

Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples
Izkalotlan, Aztlan

Solidarity with the Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia

September 16, 2008

The page of history has turned and the era of decolonization for our continent Abya Yala is now in the birth pains of a new reality for all our relations. The cry across the continent is for liberation in fulfillment of the promise expressed by the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples establishes a historic tipping point, the Magna Carta of the Indigenous Peoples globally which became national law within the Republic of Bolivia on November 7, 2007 as a consequence of the leadership of President Evo Morales Ayma.

Now recognized as “Peoples with the full right of self determination” for the first time in the history of our relationship as Nations of Indigenous Peoples with the government states of the hemisphere, the Republics of America must now redefine the constituency of our continental society integrating the principles of recognition, respect, and protection for the rights of the Indigenous Peoples. The UN declaration affirms Indigenous Peoples’ right to preserve our respective political, social, economic, juridical and cultural institutions. It also assures our rights to full participation in the political, cultural, economic and social spheres within our respective countries, without diminishing our collective rights to self-determination.

At the forefront of this continental initiative stands the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma and the initiatives of the government of Bolivia to realize the historic emergence from the centuries of internal colonization maintained by the European-American oligarchies of white supremacy, systems engineered by the Empire of the Corporatocracy in the North and driven by discredited doctrines of Discovery, Colonization, Manifest Destiny, and continental hegemony.

As Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala North, members of the Continental Confederation of the Eagle and the Condor, we stand today in solidarity with our relatives of Tawatinsuyo and the leadership of President Evo Morales of Bolivia. We send our word and our heart along with our prayers to the traditional councils of the Indigenous Confederations of Tawatinsuyo that have for millennia maintained the integrity of our cultural identify as Nations and Pueblos of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala, proclaiming that their struggles are our struggles, and resolve the following:

-- We condemn the acts of the violence and agitation perpetrated by the outlaw paramilitary and criminal elements in Bolivia that support the European American white supremacist power structures of Latin America as attempts to reverse history and re-establish regimes of racism and colonization in violation of the principles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Bolivian National Law 3760, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We offer our sincere condolences to the families and victims of the recent violence in the departments of Pando, Beni, Tarija, and Santa Cruz.

-- We condemn the illegal intervention and manipulation by the Empire of the Corporatocracy in the North which resulted as direct consequence in the US ambassador to Bolivia being designated “Persona Non Grata”, demanding accountability for these policies of death and destabilization that create a threat to the peace and well being of our societies of the continent as a whole.

-- We call for the leadership of the Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala North to take their place in solidarity working together to bring an end to the regimes of colonization domestically and continentally, by leading the call to accountability for the policies and actions of illegal intervention perpetrated by the US government in the Americas.

-- We call for the Continental Commission of Indigenous Nations and Organizations - CONIC to convene a Delegation of Continental Solidarity and Peace to travel to Bolivia and delivery in person our message in commitment to the collective continental processes of decolonization which is now at the beginning of the beginning for our continent Abya Yala.

-- We call for the Continental Commission of Indigenous Nations and Organizations - CONIC to engage with global society in its entirety across the diversity of humanity of the world to make the necessary linkages and alliances that connect our struggle for decolonization with the planetary issues of climate change and in opposition to resource extraction policies such as REDDS being promoted by the World Bank and other international monetary regimes of the Empire of the Corporatocracy in the North.

-- We call for direct actions of peaceful solidarity and support for our relatives of the Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Tawatinsuyo and the society of Bolivia as a whole to take place beginning on Wednesday September 17 at 10:00 AM in front of the Embassies of the United States across the hemisphere.

-- We announce to the our relatives of Indigenous Peoples of the world and global society as a whole that we shall continue to monitor and expose the violations of human rights committed against our relatives of the Republic of Bolivia, and any acts to destabilize the office of the presidency of Evo Morales Ayma will receive immediate response and denunciation from our Nations, Pueblos, and Organizations of Indigenous Peoples.

Respectfully submitted by:
Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples
PO Box 24009 Phoenix, AZ 85074
Tel: (602) 254-5230 Email:

Asamblea del Barrio Garfield
Asamblea del Barrio Esperanza Macehualli

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