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What has been the response? What is the reality that we see, not only on the ground on February 22-23 at Standing Rock, but time and time again in the domains of the US Court system where the most honest and legally correct admission, given by the US District Court in the Case of DelawareNation v. Pennsylvania (2004), ruled that the case was “nonjusticiable”
We can not expect to continue to make our sacred offerings of prayer-water: for we Indigenous Peoples all water is a prayer, all water is holy and sacred, all water is not an “it”, all water is simultaneously the invisible and visible horizon of our Seas of Emergence, all the Sacred Waters of Mother Earth – CEMANAHUAC are NOW communicating with all Earth Beings that SHE IS IN DANGER of not being able to fullfill the responsibilities given to her with Mother Earth to be Mother to the Future Generations –
We can not expect to continue to make our sacred offerings of prayer-water in the gourds of justice, and expect these offerings to be fulfilled if the gourds are broken, if our Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the continent are under genocidal assault, if the rusted out iron age bucket of the materialistic reductionist Cartesion cosmology still constrains and constipates the VISION of Justice of the to the point where the constituencies, congregations, and corporate cartels of the settler state systems of America continue to perpetuate the dogma of cultural, racial, political, religious, and legal supremacy over the still standing and still Self Determined Water Defender Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth.
- We call upon the attendees at the National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral to not only REPUDIATE the Doctrine of Discovery of Christiandom, but to act accordingly and take action to DISMANTLE and SUPERSEDE the dogmas of church and state of the Americas that continue to normalize the unethical, dehumanizing, and illegal colonization and genocide of our Indigenous Peoples till today.
- We call for the full, effective and immediate recognition, respect and international guarantees for the right of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples over economic development projects that impact our traditional territories.
- We call for the full and effective application of the appropriate and necessary protocols and procedures of DECOLONIZATION as have been articulated under UN General Assembly Resolutions 1514, and GA1541 with respect to the Right of Self Determination of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the Great Turtle Island Abya Yala, equal to all other peoples.
- We call for restitution of the Treaty Archive that was lent to UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Miguel Alfonso Martinez for the purposes of the UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and special arrangements completed in 1999.
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Any domestic court of the US legal system, or any subdivision of the US government for that matter such as the EPA or the Corps of Engineers would simply not have purview over these international issues, as they lie completely within the realm of International Law, and therefore until the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty is integrated into the global framework of International Law of Treaties and Agreements on a par as a legitimate International Instrument within the United Nations system, there will never be a chance for the just resolution of disputes among the parties to the Treaty as is now being made visible to the world in the standoff at Standing Rock.