President Obama May Allow American Indians Into the United Nations
March 26, 2009 (API)
President Barack Obama is considering allowing a representative from each tribal nation located within the United States to have a seat at the United Nations (U.N.) as full voting members in a decision that has taken the world by surprise.
The plan would allow each indigenous Red Indian Nation %u2013 currently referred to as %u201Ctribes%u201D or %u201Cbands%u201D to have a voice in international decisions regarding global peace and policy at U.N. Headquarters in New York City and once and for all join the community of world%u2019s nations.
Currently, %u201Ctribes%u201D are denied access to such a body, having been victims of over 518 years of a relatively unknown %u201Cgenocide%u201D that the sponsor of such, the u.s. government - who remain virtually in control on U.N. decision-making and veto power , was never too eager to reveal.
The possible decision would startle unprepared tribes and tribal councils as they would scramble to appear %u201Cnation-like%u201D as they decide which nation citizen would travel to New York to serve their nation on such a seat.
Indigenous people anticipated change in governmental affairs once the first Black African became president %u2013 a fellow person of color, and wondered if the Obama administration would force their government to honor Treaties, that are supposed to be protected from violation through Article VI of the United States Constitution.
There was also great concern from Indigenous activists that the government had previously given Israel %u2013 the occupying entity of nation of Palestine, over $40 billion per year in order to secure the country as a base for Britain and u.s. oil removal from the region. Indians felt that while American troops now simply occupy Iraq in the heart of oil country, the need for the concocted state of Israel is not necessary, and American Indian tribes could instead receive the $40 billion in lieu of Treaty violations and as retribution for resources stolen from Indians by the u.s. since 1492. Currently, tribes receive approximately $2 billion from the government for programs and administrative costs.
Allowing the voice of the Red Man into world affairs through U.N. full membership, voting, and possibly %u201Cveto-power%u201D seats is a first step to recognizing Indigenous people as %u201Cpeoples%u201D and as true members of the human race.
The qualifications for membership in the U.N. is that a nation must have:
1) their own language
2) their own land
3) their own culture or way of life
Currently, of all the races of humankind, the white, black, brown, and yellow, only the Red Race is denied a seat in the United Nations.