Excerpts from culturalsurvival.org
“A collective of Indigenous activists, organizers, Tribal leaders, social entrepreneurs, artists, educators, innovators and changemakers who are working to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities and Nations.”
Indigenous Peoples March will be the first international march of its kind to unite the Indigenous peoples from across the world. We stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children as Indigenous peoples and lands from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean diaspora are a target of genocide.
Indigenous Peoples March is a collective grassroots initiative to unite all Indigenous Peoples and voices to bring awareness and to enforce change affecting Indigenous Peoples. We are inviting a ‘call to action’ for defenders of human and environmental rights to join us in Washington D.C. in front of the Office of Interior Affairs on January 18, 2019 (which is the day before the Women’s March). This will be the first step of uniting our communities, Tribes and Nations for a universal cry for justice from the grassroots level and up. This march is also the beginning of building strong coalitions to make our homes, families, and lands safe, protected, and clean. The goal of the Indigenous Peoples Movement coalition is to eliminate the borders of our injustices, as it all starts with us!
Whether it is asserting inherent and treaty rights to protect and manage traditional land, waterways, and to engage traditional knowledge, the Indigenous grassroots action is organized and strong. The theme of 2019 will focus on the current situation of Indigenous territories, the root causes of migration, trans-border movement and displacement, human and sex trafficking, police and military brutality, and lastly, environmental injustices with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples living in urban areas and across international borders. The Washington D.C. inaugural march will also explore the challenges and possible solutions to revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ identities and encourage the protection of their rights in or outside their traditional territories.
Read more at: https://indigenouspeoplesmovement.com/