Message to the Prayer Service at the National Cathedral

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Message to the Prayer Service at the National Cathedral 
on Thursday March 9, 2017 on the eve of the
Native Nations March on Washington 
from the
Continental Commission Abya Yala
 



The Continental Commission Abya Yala is planning to engage with the activities in Washington, DC occurring during the Native Nations March in solidarity with the fight at Standing Rock to protect and defend the Missouri River Watershed and in affirmation of the Right of Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples as Original Nations of Mother Earth: World Water One.

The Continental Commission Abya Yala has made three visits to our relatives of the Oceti Sakowin Confederacy of Original Nations and Water Defenders at Standing Rock, most recently as International Indigenous Human Rights Observers in Peace Keeping Mission at the International Spiritual Monument at Standing Rock on February 22-23, 2017.

We now have established a Permanent Peace Keeping Mission at the site of promontory at the confluence of the Cannon Ball and Missouri Rivers at Standing Rock under the protocols of the Treaty of Teotihuacan which was ratified at the First Continental Indigenous Summit of Abya Yala at Teotihuacan, Mexico in the year 2000.

We send this message to you in an effort to communicate and invite the inter-denominational attendees of the prayer service at the National Cathedral on the March 9th to join with the Continental Commission Abya Yala in calling for recognition, respect and protection for the International Spiritual Monument at Standing Rock.

We have come to a turning point and simultaneously a defining moment in the relationship between our Original Nations of Abya Yala [Americas] and the constituencies, congregations, and corporate cartels of the settler state systems of America that have normalized the colonization and genocide of our Indigenous Peoples under the mantle of the Doctrine of Discovery of Christendom for over five centuries.


These issues have been addressed within the agenda of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and recommendations to the UN Economic and Social Council calling upon the member states to repudiate the “nefarious” Doctrine of Discovery have been communicated formally to through out the UN system.

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”

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 EarthCEMANAHUAC 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 the divestment by all federally recognized Native American Tribal Governments from the financial institutions backing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    Please share this message with the organizers and participants at the the Prayer Service this week.

    Tupac Enrique Acosta, Huehuecoyotl
    TONATIERRA
    Secretariat, Continental Commission Abya Yala


    (Article continued below)



    Being that the issues in dispute involving the Dakota Access Pipeline are being contested within the ancestral homelands of the Oceti Sakowin, referenced in the Treaty Stipulations of the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treatieswith the US Government, should justice be the goal it becomes paramount and inescapable that these Treaty Issues must be first addressed in a competent legal venue of International Law.

    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.


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