We acknowledge the historical fact that the struggle for Independence of the Peoples of our sacred Mother Earth have always been over sovereignty of land. These historical freedom efforts have always involved the highest human sacrifice.
In the United States today, indigenous peoples can be deprived of their lands and resources without due process of law and without compensation; indigenous governments can be terminated at will by the federal government; and treaties may be arbitrarily abrogated.
Recognizing the ever-increasing importance of treaties as a source of international law and as a means of developing peaceful co-operation among nations, whatever their constitutional and social systems
On April 2nd, 2009, A jury returned a decision stating that Ward Churchill had been wrongfully fired from his position as a tenured professor at Colorado University.
To an outsider, it seems almost unbelievable. A man with 3 prior DUIs kills two pedestrians while blacked-out and faces 51 months for two crimes that could each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years, had they happened 400 yards south, across the tribal boundary.