PEACE & DIGNITY JOURNEYS


Peace and Dignity Journeys emerged from the first Continental Encounter of Indigenous Pueblos and Nations in Quito, Ecuador (1990). At Quito a mandate for the unification of all Indigenous Peoples from throughout the continent was declared under the sacred principle of the Eagle and the Condor. The prophesy of the Eagle and the Condor is the foundation of the peace and Dignity Journeys. Every four years since 1992, spiritual runners from Indigenous Nations have carried the sacred staffs of the Eagle and the Condor to thousands of Indigenous communities throughout the western hemisphere in route to the ancient ceremonial center at Teotihuacan, Mexico. The 2004 Journeys will be expanded with more routes and Indigenous Nations visited. Northern and Southern routes will unite within the Kuna Nation in Panama, Central America.

Peace and Dignity Journeys are spiritual runs that embody the prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. This prophecy mandates that at this time all Indigenous Peoples in the Western Hemisphere shall be reunited in a spiritual way in order to heal our nations so we can begin to work towards a better future for our children and generations to come. Through the Journeys, participant runners and supporters work to accomplish this goal by helping each other reconnect to their respective spiritual practices and traditions; by helping each other relearn our role in the world as Indigenous Peoples; and by reminding each other of our responsibilities to Mother Earth, Father Sky, our communities, and ourselves.

Peace and Dignity Journeys occur every four years and start with Indigenous runners on opposite ends of the continents (Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). They run for six months through hundreds of Indigenous communities where they participate in their respective spiritual practices and traditions; spark dialogue on the issue of peace and dignity for Indigenous Peoples; model their responsibility to Mother Earth, Father Sky, communities, and themselves; and receive the community’s prayers. These prayers and conversations are then carried to proceeding communities until the runners reach the center of the hemisphere. When the runners meet at the Kuna Nation in Panama City, Panama, it will symbolize all Indigenous Peoples joining together in a spiritual way to manifest the prophecy of the Eagle and Condor.

The 2012 run is dedicated to Water, reminding all who have forgotten that Water is life and a shared resource for all.

For more information please visit:

http://sandiego.indymedia.org/pdj/

From Quito to Cancun, from Civil Rights to Human Rights and, the Rights of Mother Earth!
Kuntur Anka Pachakutic

20th Anniversary of the First Continental Encounter
of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations
Kitu Kara Territories
June 14-16, 2010
Quito, Ecuador
Interview with Gustavo Gutierrez

Peace and Dignity Journeys


La Concientizacion del Continente

“El Movimiento Campesino en Abya Yala Norte y el Movimiento Indigena Continental “

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The Declaration of Interdependence

A Call to Cause and Plan of Purpose

After the Battle of Selma in 1967, Martin Luther King stated that “We have emerged from the era of civil rights to the Era of Human Rights,” and the following year he was assassinated.  Today in the summer of 2010, an entire ecosystem is being massacred in Gulf of Mexico and some 50 million human beings across the planet are projected to become climate refugees, forced into involuntary migration by climate change and the collapse into planetary climate chaos, a result of global warming and industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

The World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth which took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010 generated a Peoples’ Agreement which specifies the issues of conflict and proposals to effectively address the betrayal of the Copenhagen Accord, yet these point are not being integrated into the United Nations processes that will reconvene at the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16)-UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to December 10, 2010.

A strategic and cosmetric shift in perspective, organization, communication and commitment is required that will allow for the hope of engaging effectively with the climate change-climate chaos scenario, realizing simultaneously a local-global approach that integrates and resonates with the history of the social justice movements of the past. In North America specifically, a new reference point in an ascending scale of motivation is called for.  The government state system of the United Nations has proven incompetent to effectively address the global climate crisis.  A Call to Cause and Plan of Purpose driven by our mutual obligations and shared responsibilities of the children of the Nations and Pueblos of Mother Earth is needed, in the spirit of Self Determination to protect and defend the Rights of Mother Earth.  And so, in complement to the Peoples’ Agreement of the World Conference on Climate Change we propose to engage at the US Social Forum with our DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE, generated and in consensus proclaimed in conjunction with the National Day of Action against SB1070 in Phoenix, Arizona on May 29, 2010.

DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE

Respect – Inclusiveness – Complementarity – Self Determination

Asamblea de los Pueblos
Phoenix, Arizona
May 29, 2010
A Call to Cause and Plan of Purpose

Respect – Respeto

Inclusiveness – Inclusividad

Complementarity – Complementariedad

Self Determination – Autodeterminacion

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Sumak Kawsay

Buen Vivir – Living with Wellness

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The Cochabamba Protocols

Los Protocolos de Cochabamba

Contexts of Cognition and Community

Land – La Madre Tierra: Los Cinco Continentes – The Five Continents

Water – Agua: La Abuelita Mar – The Single Sea

Air – Aire: El Atmósfera – The Atmosphere

Sun – Sol: Sistemas Energeticas – Energy Systems

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The diverse representations of Nations and Pueblos of Indigenous Peoples of the continent from Canada to Tierra del Fuego who attended the Kuntur Anka Pachacutic last week here in Ecuador, are calling for realization and the exercise of the Right of Self Determination in this process of clarifying criteria by proclaiming the Protocols of Cochabamba as a fundamental standard of relationship to the Mother Earth and the natural world, from a local to global context that originates with the ancestral and sacred relationship of the Indigenous Peoples to their territories and responsibilities as caretakers and defenders of the Rights of Mother Earth.  The Protocols of Cochabamba are derivatives of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth which took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April of 2010.

Link:

The Cochabamba Protocols

NAHUACALLI
Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples
http://www.nahuacalli.org

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From Quito to Cancun, from Civil Rights to Human Rights and,

the Rights of Mother Earth!

Kuntur Anka Pachakutic

20th Anniversary of the First Continental Encounter

of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations

Kitu Kara Territories

June 14-16, 2010

Quito, Ecuador

El Mandato de los Izalotekah

The Seas of Emergence

Interview with Rafael Reyes, Tenamaztle Quetzalcoatl

Calpolli Nahuacalco

Izkalotlan, Aztlan


“Viviendo y Conviviendo el Movimiento Continental Indígena”

La Profecia del Sexto Sol – El Retorno del Buen Vivir

Poniendo Nuestro Cosmovision en Practica

Proyecto Geographica Continental Abya Yala

Chackras de la Red de Universidades Indígenas de Abya Yala

La Ley Arizona SB1070: El Momento de Rectificaciones

Los Pasapueblos de Maíz

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From Quito to Cancun, from Civil Rights to Human Rights and, the Rights of Mother Earth!
Kuntur Anka Pachakutic

20th Anniversary of the First Continental Encounter

of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations

Kitu Kara Territories

June 14-16, 2010

Quito, Ecuador

Interview with Carlos Garcia, PUENTE

Phoenix, Arizona

Approaching and Redefining the Migrant Rights Movement

From a Continental Indigenous Movement Perspective

“We are all children of Mother Earth.”

The Botttom of “From the Bottom Up”

Sumak Kawsay: Living with Wellness and the Rights of Mother Earth

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From Quito to Cancun, from Civil Rights to Human Rights and,

the Rights of Mother Earth!

Kuntur Anka Pachakutic

20th Anniversary of the First Continental Encounter

of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations

Kitu Kara Territories


June 14-16, 2010

Quito, Ecuador

Greetings of the Dawn

Continental Council of Nations and Pueblos of Abya Yala

Interview with

Earl Tulley, Dine Nation

Greater Southwest Territories of Abya Yala North

NAHUACALLI

Embassy of Indigenous Peoples

http://www.nahuacalli.org

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Kuntur Anka Pachakutic

2Oth Anniversary of the First Continental Encounter
of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations

Quito, Ecuador
June 14-16, 2010
Kitu Kara Territories
Quito, Ecuador
Abya Yala

Interview with Tia Oros Peters

Director, 7th Generation Fund

The Return of Living with Wellness

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”

The Continental Chacana of Self Determination

Land-Water : Air-Fire

Mother Earth, Grandmother Sea : Grandfather Wind, Father Sun

An Indigenous Methodology of Collective Decolonization

Indigenous Peoples – Original Nations

Self Determination – Unification of Criteria

From an Organizational to Generational Strategy

The Rights of Mother Earth

The Peoples Protectorate of the Gulf Coasts

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NAHUACALLI

Embassy of Indigenous Peoples

http://www.nahuacalli.org

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