Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto
It is the situations of powerlessness, despair, and isolation that make us strive for the ultimate sense of balance: the freedom to live life on our terms.
We, the Council, dedicate our lives and every breathing moment to striving for justice and peace, with the hope of restoring righteousness to the people, to the land, and to all our relations.
The Council acknowledges organized acts of the settler societies of the past and present which dehumanize Indigenous societies.
The Council also acknowledges the lasting ill effects of such actions on the function and future of Indigenous societies and respective life ways.
Therefore, the Council is committed to actively challenging settler societies through means that defy settler ideas and institutions, with the ultimate goal of re-humanizing Indigenous societies.
The Council makes a commitment to create and foster an environment that encourages the rediscovery and recovery of the individual.
The movement will begin with the individual's rediscovery and recovery of the (indigenous) self. In the indigenous way of being, the process of thought and reflection inherent in the discovery of one’s individual uniqueness are valued attributes. It is through the process of thought and reflection that an individual realizes their humanness and thus begins the individual’s path to re-humanization.
The Council makes a commitment to restoring relationships rooted in the indigenous understanding of life.
Through the realized humanness, the relationship to a specific place and people is emphasized and reestablished. The process of restoring relationships rooted in the indigenous understanding of life allows for an understanding of the human being’s place in the environment as well as one’s relation to other people. Through this process, a true and sincere love of the people is born. The indigenous ideas of love of life and people will shape the peoples’ collective re-humanization.
The Council makes a commitment to action.
The individual will commit to the people’s liberation. Action will manifest within the community, upon an understanding of indigenousness (self, in relation to land and life), so as to challenge current in-authenticities and create new truths.