Friday, January 20, 2012

RECOMMENDATIONS to the Native American Caucus of the Arizona State Legislature

Embassy of Indigenous Peoples
to the
Native American Caucus of the Arizona State Legislature
March 2, 2011
Promote and advocate for the continued development of appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the Cultural Diversity of all Arizona residents by supporting educational programs that contribute to this goal;

Reinforce the need for programs of Cultural Competency to meet this goal, as a legal obligation binding the State of Arizona in terms of Civil Rights, Human Rights, and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;

Promote and advocate for the implementation of a state wide Indigenous Peoples Studies curriculum, that addresses the ignorance and lack of historical perspective in the general public related to outdated public policies that are grounded in the concepts of racial profiling and illegal preferences to constituencies of Euro-American “white persons” such as “Manifest Destiny”;

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that integrates recognition, respect, and protection for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples along with the Rights of Migratory Workers, Human Rights and the Rights of Mother Earth.

Assist and support the regeneration of emerging networks of Indigenous Trade and Commerce across the territory and regionally, with strategic linkages continentally and globally to address the economic imbalances and injustices which continue after more than 500 years of colonization to impact the Indigenous Nations and Pueblos of Abya Yala, and which persist as primary factor in the issues of displacement and migration, persecution and subjugation of Indigenous Peoples as migratory workers in Arizona and North America as a whole.

Convene a formal hearing in the Arizona State Legislature to complement the United Nations Preliminary Study on the Impact of the Doctrine of Discovery on Indigenous Peoples, initiated by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2010.
Immigration Enforcement:
Call for an end to the 287(g) Agreements with the Federal Government, and revocation of the AZ SB 1070 as a deliberate act of persecution of the non-white constituencies of Indigenous Peoples in the state of Arizona in violation of Civil Rights, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and the rights of inhabitants in ceded territories as specified in articles 8, and 9 of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (US-Mexico 1848);

Call for the integration of a criteria of evaluation, Seven Generations in span of time, to be formulated with the guidance of the Traditional Leadership of the Nations and Pueblos of Indigenous Peoples of the territory as an element of measurement in the planning process for the future of the state of Arizona as proposed in the above areas of recommendation.

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