● A group is considered Indigenous if it defines itself that way.

-Did you know?

United States Americans born and raised in the United States of America are NOT indigenous to the land considered to be the United States of America. Merely being born and raised somewhere does not make you indigenous to any specific location or place and it does not make you “special” or grant you any specific rights. You may have constitutional rights as a legal United States citizen, but according to the United Nations, you do not have any specific rights on the land or to the land where the United States is located OR that are recognizable to anyone other than to other legal United States citizens. In other words, in an America transformed and consumed by a global conglomerate, your rights in the United States of America (constitutional and God given) are null and void.

United States Americans, you have a choice:
1. Define yourselves as a group indigenous to and of the United States of America in the international court system now OR
2. Give up all rights given to you by God, your Creator, and allow the United Nations (the de facto global government that as a whole does not acknowledge God as having any authority over man or the Earth) to rule over you and define what rights you have while alive on the Earth.

Under global government, to be allowed any recognized rights on Earth, you must first be granted the “special” indigenous people label by the United Nations, an entity foreign to the United States of America and then be allowed the specific “special” rights the United Nations has chosen just for you. Currently, if you are not a person of color in the United States of America, you are not specific or special and apparently, you are indigenous only to some other undefined phantom landmass yet to be discovered, acknowledged, or verified.

-Indigenous People-
Definition: Indigenous people are those groups especially protected in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations.

Defining Indigenous People:
There is no rigid definition of what makes a group Indigenous, but the United Nations and the International Labour Organization have outlined a few characteristics that usually define an Indigenous group:

● We are descended from the pre-colonial/pre-invasion inhabitants of our region.
● We maintain a close tie to our land in both our cultural and economic practices.
● We suffer from economic and political marginalization as a minority group.
● A group is considered Indigenous if it defines itself that way.

Each Indigenous group is unique. We speak thousands of different languages, and our traditions are as diverse as our lands. However, there are basic principles that all Indigenous communities share. These principles are the foundation of all Indigenous practices, and it is because of them that our economies and our societies are equitable, balanced, and sustainable.

The tectonic plates of the global economy have begun to shift toward recognizing the rights of Indigenous Peoples. In 2007, the universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. That same year the shareholders of Newmont Mining voted overwhelmingly to include the interests of Indigenous Peoples in their company’s policies, an unprecedented victory for Indigenous rights. Behind these changes is the largest civil rights movement the world has ever seen, and it’s gaining momentum. Learn more about the Global Movement to protect Indigenous communities and their assets.