In the photo above, I am with Her Excellency President Cathy Towtongie of Nunavut Tunngavik in the Arctic, an indigenous governed land that is bigger than Germany. We must learn from our brothers and sisters who are already living the self-government home rule that we are all entitled to as indigenous Tribal Nations according to International Human Rights Laws & Conventions. In my own lifetime I will see that my own Lokono achieve this for ourselves as well.
I cannot fail to officially thank the Police Force of France, who stationed three different officers 24 hours a day at our hotel to provide us with security during our stay. I believe most of the 130 UN funded indigenous delegates (including myself) from around the world—were ALL staying at the same hotel. This includes many other global indigenous VIP’s like President Towtongie, Chief Bill Erasmus of the Cree Nation and many others.
The officers were very respectful and friendly. Quite the opposite of the kind of experience most indigenous peoples have with police officers in our own lands.
So it is only fair to give credit where credit is due. I won’t let any general animosity we usually feel because we tend to suffer at the hands of the Security Forces at home, preclude me from acknowledging the positive treatment of these French security forces towards us at the Suite Home Hotel (Porte de Pantin) during my stay there for the COP 21 One-sided Negotiations in Paris, France, that were doomed to fail even before they started.
THE SPIRITUALLY INDIGENOUS HAVE A GIFT OF SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT:
You see the only drastic measures our ‘Government leaders’—the political front men of the banksters and the coporatocracy—need to adopt to begin to seriously address industrialized world human-exacerbated climate change, is to do everything not being adopted by these culprits.
You see the dark storm clouds gathering and fill your heart and soul with ‘we have failed’ pessimism.
You do not see the radiant sun of an even more strengthened Global Indigenous Solidarity that grows larger every time we get the opportunity to mass together (at their expense).
Have you ever seen an Eagle being battered beneath the storm winds? NO—because the Eagle always soars above it. We indigenous peoples who are faithful children of the Eagles, are never defeated as long as we continue to survive and keep the sacred flame of the ancestors burning in our own hearts and the hearts of our children. We will always be the winners!
I will be the first to admit to you that at the #COP21 charade convinced me that we are the ripples of foresight on the stagnant pond of shortsightedness that is humanity today.
How many truly are making drastic changes to their environmentally unsustainable lifestyles? Not as many who are only talking about it – I assure you. This fact won’t change… not until it is too damn late to make a difference. In most ways it is already too late to halt what is underway at the global climate level. However, that is not an excuse to give in to despair. It is instead a mandate to now act in terms of implementing survival solutions in your own lives and in your own homelands.
When the devotees of the ‘consume & discard’ MIS-philosophy are dead and dying in crumbling diseased, crime-ridden, food and water-scarce cities made with their own hands, it is we—the Eagles children—who will be surviving in the natural unspoiled places made by the Creator.
We will adapt and we shall remain to walk the face of mother Earth in humility and respect forever, for she protects her own and she sheds off her parasites.
So I leave COP 21 more encouraged and empowered to keep on the Red Road than ever before.
One does not conquer ignorance by surrendering, only by persevering in the face of it. For victory comes to those who fight for it the hardest and the longest and that is US.
Photo: Maori (Pacific) and Lokono-Arawak (Caribbean) Solidarity at COP 21 in Paris.