Monday, October 2, 2017

Nahuacalli Educators Alliance: DACA Position Statement

 Position Statement
Nahuacalli Educators Alliance (NEA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
Re: Policy of President Obama and the announcement of the rescinding of DACA by President Trump:

September 16, 2017

Self Determination is an human inherent right. It is not a delegated status to be distributed according to the Machiavellian raison d’état of the state, much less to be assigned or denied upon the whims of this or that political party in power in the capitols of the settler state systems of America whose very presence on our continent of Abya Yala is based upon the globally denounced, repudiated, and racist Doctrine of Discovery of October 12, 1492, embedded in the jurisprudence of the US legal system by the SCOTUS decision Johnson v. M'Intosh (1823), extended continentally by the Monroe Doctrine (1823) and instituted by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (US-Mexico 1848) in violation of the Right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples, as is once again being now "modernized" in the era of the global Empire of Petropolis by the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994-2017).

·      Therefore, the Nahuacalli Educators Alliance denounces all actions by the US Federal Government, including the executive office of the president, in promoting and instituting public policies that discriminate and deny access to public services, including public education in violation of Civil Rights, Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

·      We denounce the recent announcement by the administration of President Trump rescinding the policies of President Obama known as DACA, as a violation of the Rule of Law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16 to which the US is signatory:

“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

·      In the context of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), we call for a comprehensive review and assessment of the policies of the US Federal Government, and all other state governments of the Americas in terms of domestic immigration laws, policies, and practices in the context of International Human Rights Law, for the purpose of exposing these state programs as illegal instruments of colonization and genocide of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala.


·      We demand that Article 14, Section 2 of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples be invoked;

Indigenous individuals, particularly children, have the right to all levels and forms of education of the State without discrimination.

·      We reiterate our demand that the Preliminary Study on the Doctrine of Discovery, submitted to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues be integrated into the Social Studies Curriculum standards immediately for implementation nationally across the spectrum of public educational services delivered at all levels with no exceptions.


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