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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 Anisazi Heritage.

The Foundation for Indigenous Americans of Anisazi 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 Anisazi. The name Anisazi was replaced by the termed Negro by the colonizers invading the Americas to enslave the people, for extermination, 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/ Anisazi bloodlines, and let their unspoken expression of spiritual, emotional, and physical suffering from generations of dehumanizing violations.

The Anisazi 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 Anisazi 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 Anisazi 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, Anisazi 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/ Anisazi children, by bio genetic corporations to sell to European people, who want the genetic qualities of Amerindians people but not the racial identity. The Anisazi 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 Anisazi 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 Anisazi 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 Anisazi 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 Anisazi people from the destruction of the indigenous Forest (tree's) environment belonging to North America.

 

 

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