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Indigenous Nations of North America
Tetuwan Oyate Distr.: General
Kakisiwew-Ochapowace Nehiyewak 01 September 2009
Second Session
Agenda Item 11
Resolution by the Indigenous Nations Assembly

The Indigenous Nations Assembly,

Taking note of an initial decision to commence the process of reestablishing international diplomatic relations and international treaty relations through the development of an Agreement to establish "International Treaty and Diplomatic Relations," as contained in the annex to the present resolution,

Affirming for all concerned that Indigenous Peoples/Nations are equal to all other Peoples and belong to the Universal Family of Peoples/Nations,

Acknowledging the United Nations Human Rights Council recommendation contained in its resolution 1 /
2 of 29 June 2006 by which the Council adopted the text of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly of 13 September 2007 adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a "minimum standard" for Indigenous Peoples/Nations of North America and the World,

Further Acknowledges
the international Law Instrument the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties as a useful and guiding standard in the development, monitoring and enforcement of International Treaties that are existing and contemplated including this proposal to develop a Treaty between the Tetuwan Oyate and the Kakisiwew-Ochapowace Nehiyewak and other Nations,

And further Acknowledges
the usefulness, application and implementation of the United Nations "study on treaties, agreements, and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous populations" including the observations, conclusions and recommendations contained therein, as guides, authority, and as a basis to apply on this the "International Treaty Initiative" between the Tetuwan Oyate and the Kakisiwew-Ochapowace Nehiyewak and other Nations,

Committed to working in unity and enforcing universal principles inherent in treaty-making of Free, Prior and Informed Consent in our internal and external relations of/for our Nations and to at all times honor, respect and uphold our Natural Laws, traditions and way s to guide us in our relations and developments, for the benefit of peace, harmony, standard-setting and other purposes for our future generations,

Adopts the resolution "An Agreement on International Treaty and Diplomatic Relations" as contained in the annex to the present resolution.

2nd Plenary meeting
01 September 2009

Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests