Indigenous People's Solidarity! On November 25, 2021, you are invited to participate in a DSA webinar at which Indigenous American leaders from across the United States will present. The webinars will focus on issues of human rights and ecological stewardship.
The economic system of the United States is rooted in genocide and colonialism. The entire United States is Indigenous Ancestral land. Across this land exist hundreds of thousands of Indigenous burial sites, cultural sites, and sacred sites. Because of forced land appropriation and privatization, Indigenous Peoples are denied the right to directly protect and steward the vast majority of these sites.
Indigenous American religious/spiritual worldviews often hold it a duty to ensure the ecological balance of Ancestral lands. Through Tribal reorganization, Indigenous Americans are taking the lead in the effort to protect their Ancestral lands. Indigenous Land Stewardship programs, and public actions such as opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline and Line 3, have directly grown out of the efforts to promote fundamental human rights regarding Ancestral sites.
At this webinar, you will learn firsthand from Indigenous leaders. You will learn about the obstacles and lack of basic human rights which Indigenous Americans face on a daily basis, and you will learn how you and your fellow DSAers can act in solidarity with Indigenous groups.