On January 18, 2019 we are uniting Indigenous peoples across the world to stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children. Indigenous peoples from North and South America, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean are a target of genocide. Currently, many Indigenous people are victims of voter suppression, divided families by walls and borders, an environmental holocaust, sex and human trafficking and police and military brutality with little or no resources and awareness of this injustice. We Must Unite and Help!! Indigenous Peoples March
We are inviting a call to action of defenders & believers of human and environmental rights to join us in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2019 (which is the day before the Women’s March). This will be the first step of uniting our communities, tribes, nations for a universal cry for justice from the grassroots level up. This march is the beginning of building strong coalitions to make our homes, families, and lands a safe, protected, and clean place to live. It starts with us! Indigenous Peoples March
Please join us and help bring awareness regarding the following;
Missing and Murdered Indigenous women – Since 2016 there are over 7,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women. Within the first 6 months of 2018 there are 2,758 women reported missing[TJ1] . Even within Latino communities there are over thousands of women in sex and human trafficking. We need to bring this genocide and modern-day slavery to a national and international platform.
Native Lives Matter – For every 1 million Native Americans, an average of 2.9 of them died annually from 1999 to 2015 as a result of a “legal intervention,” according to a CNN review of CDC data broken down by race. The vast majority of these deaths were police shootings. But a few were attributed to other causes, including manhandling. That mortality rate is 12% higher than for African-Americans and three times the rate of whites. This treatment of police brutality amongst Indigenous people must stop. With lack of awareness and resources, many Indigenous families aren’t getting the justice they deserve. Indigenous Peoples March
Honor Our earth…Respect Our Treaties – President Trump’s first order of business was to sign for the Dakota Access Pipeline and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Dakota Access Pipeline The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have been fighting to stop the oil from flowing into the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP). A camp of “water protectors” in the bayou of Louisiana are getting arrested as they protect their lands and bayou on the tail end of the Dakota Access pipeline that is currently being built.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will go along the Mississippi River and affect all of our water. Keystone scheduled to be built 2019, will illegally be scheduled to be built on Native American-owned lands and private landowners. Indigenous Peoples March
Big Bear Ears Monument Trump administration and investors are disregarding treaties to gain profit from a mining project. This project will destroy our Big Bear Ears monument, a sacred site to many Southwestern tribes. The above noted are just a few of the occurrences where Trump is dishonoring our treaties to steal lands for profit. The government is also dishonoring tribal treaties due to the building of a wall near the US border. Indigenous Peoples March
Hispanics are being denied and border tribes are being affected by the disregard of our historical agreements. Additionally, treaties are not honored in Caribbean communities (where Columbus set foot first and slaughtered millions of Indigenous peoples). Puerto Rico still hasn’t received the aide they need. We must unite to save our lands, waters and people. Indigenous Peoples March
Protect Our Children – From the Indian Welfare Act to Immigration, Indigenous children from Central and South America are put in cages. They are also separated from their families and put into adoption agencies. Agencies are still coming into Native American reservations to illegally adopt and assimilate Native children. The treatment of Indigenous children is unlawful and we must save our children.