I enjoyed Tom (Dibe’lizhini’ Clan) Goldtooth’s interview.
Although much older, I am taking a back seat to my, Navajo, Dakota, Brother, when it comes to Climate Change and the push that it takes to wake up the humans on Mother Earth.
To the media, not at my brother.
Why would any indigenous, vote for let alone give Donald Trump the time of day?
Why did so many states (Native American) allow bullies in their caucus, to ‘feel a Bern’ that we, the indigenous people of North and South America have been feeling from our ‘federal congress’ for at least 24 years if not longer?
Remember, Senator Bernie Sanders has been in that congress all of that time, while. Trump has been milking our people, our neighbors, the country and the world for a lot longer.
Interview with Tom Goldtooth, Part III
by Elizabeth WalshJune 10, 2016
Indigenous Peoples are environmental stewards of some 65 percent of the planet – despite making up just 6 percent of the world’s population – and some 95 percent of the world’s most threatened biodiverse regions. They are also experiencing the most advanced impacts of climate change. This makes Indigenous Peoples major stakeholders in the climate change debate.
The recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples has always been a critical issue with us. Coming out of the many years of drafting the declaration, what we’re fighting for is our collective rights as peoples. That’s with an “s” on peoples. We’re not fighting for our individual human rights. Many of the NGOs that work on human rights are talking about the human rights of women, climate refugees, children, youth, etc. U.S. human rights are based upon individual human rights, but what we fought for are our collective rights, the “s” on peoples. And that was recognized in 2007 through the declaration that was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Of course, the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand refused to adopt it.