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Working Group for Indigenous Populations(WGIP)-OHCRH-Geneva,SW-July 2004--Agenda Item:Cultural Theft | Print |  E-mail
       

 The Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anasazi Heritage  

 United Nations Geneva, Switzerland
                                              Working Group for Indigenous Populations
                                                 
                                                                            July, 2004
                                   

Intervention

Agenda Item 5(b) Heritage- Human Rights


Aquechewa, Honorable and distinguished members of the Working Group, Member States, Indigenous brothers and sisters.


My name is Rev. RaDine Amen-ra of the Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anasazi Heritage.

The Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anasazi Heritage has spoken before to support the rights of Indigenous People in general and in particular for the recognition of the largest Indigenous American Indian population still living in North America, currently under colonel occupation to the United States.

It is an ignored, but undeniable fact the racial identity for the largest population of Indigenous American Heritage is represented by brown skin with wavy to extremely bushy hair. The original name for the race of American Indian people is Anasazi. The name Anasazi was replaced by the termed Negro by the colonilizers invading the Americas to exterminate, enslave the people, and exploit their heritage culture, and lands. . Today, I take this opportunity to be a voice for 35million Negro Americans representing the factual descendants for the continuation of the direct American Indian/ Anasazi bloodlines, and let their unspoken expression of spiritual, emotional, and physical suffering from generations of dehumanizing violations.

The Anasazi people or Amerindians of North America comprised of woodland people with over 500 nation/states, including Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muskogee, Comanche, and Apache, with a population at time of discovery of over 150 million people. The Anasazi People was a tremendous matriarchal culture and civilization developed by Negro women for over 8000 years, represented by the Statue of Liberty for America. The wealth from the Anasazi heritage is the foundation for the creation of wealth the United States enjoys today.


Since the discovery of the wealth in natural resources, bio-diversity, cultural, intellectual property, arts, and heritage knowledge, within the Americas. Over the last 500 years to the present, Anasazi descendants have been surviving through a holocaust of magnanimous proportions from systematic and institutionalized systems of racism directed towards them. The enormous impact of colonization over generations against the humanity of Amerindian people has allowed the tremendous rape of the Amerindian heritage from the Descendants to Amerindian heritage by non-indigenous people. These violations ranging from being deprived the human right to human dignity towards the respect for their Indigenous ancestral  heritage identity, recognition of our humanity as a race of people to our Ancestral names, artifacts, culture, sacred ceremonies, ancestral remains, ethnic and racial identity distortion, cultural exploitation, poverty, police brutality, intellectual property theft, including genetic harvesting of DNA from the afterbirth of Negro/ Anasazi children, by bio genetic corporations to sell to European people, who want the genetic qualities of Amerindians  people but not the racial identity. The Anasazi people as Negro's are forced through assimilation into accepting a false ethnic identity for integration into the U.S, allowing their future generations to be classified as non-indigenous nationals without the right to live to sustain our race in our homeland.

The violations to our human rights are compounded by  in-direct to non-indigenous people posturing as representative of Indigenous ethnic and racial identity, allows the continuation of the rape of our heritage, artifacts, culture, to continue ,and maintains our invisibility.

To combat against the miss- education of their children into a very distorted western view of their ancestry, The grandmothers, still continued to tell there stories of the truth of their ancestry to the children, However, if truth be known, enslavement is an experience of a people; it is not the ethnic identity of heritage for a people.


Today, because of the mis- education about the racial identity and ethnic heritage belonging to the Anasazi children by the United States. It has allowed people of in-direct decent to claim the heritage protection of another race for themselves and to capitalized from the theft of heritage belonging to direct descendants of the Anasazi Amerindian/ Negro heritage.


We recommend to the Working Group on Indigenous Populations to recognize the factual representation of racial identity for tribal connections belonging to Anasazi American heritage and include legal instruments , which foster against racial and ethnic identity distortion towards Heritage claims by in direct/non-indigenous people. This will allow indigenous people living under colonization recovery and restitution against the theft of their heritage.


2. We urge the adoption of the draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.


3. We support the Commission on Human Rights draft principles and guidelines for the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous people.


4. We recommend the working group on Indigenous populations to extend its principles and guidelines to rectify the effects on the morbidity of Anasazi people from the destruction of the indigenous Forest (tree's) environment belonging to North America.


In conclusion, the Anasazi People request the Commission on Human Rights to support the efforts for the promotion and protection of Human Rights belonging to the Anasazi people in the United States.


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