Oktober 12, 2012

12 of October: A Response to Columbus and to all his Successors…

„We, the Indigenous peoples, maintain our inherent rights to self- determination. We have always had the right to decide our own forms of government, to use our own laws, to raise and educate our children, to our own cultural identity without interference … We maintain our inalienable rights to our lands and territories, to all our resources – above and below — and to our waters. We assert our ongoing responsibility to pass these onto the future generations.“

World Conference of Indigenous Peoples on Territory, Environment and Development, Kari-Oca Declaration, Kari-Oca, Brazil, 30 May 1992