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The Peace For Okinawa Coalition endorses the resolution drafted by the Indigenous Peoples & Nations Coalition and addressed to the United Nations, calling on the nations of the world to support the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The Peace For Okinawa Coalition has been working with representatives of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition since 2019.
The resolution, as well as a letter requesting support, can be found via the PDF's below.
Thank you to Ambassador Ronald Barnes (Alaska) for his work on this project.
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Link to Youtube video: https://youtu.be/phmvtfeYjGc
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95562321477
Second Side Event of: International Committee for the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (Incomindios)
21 March 2022 ・9:00 am・Geneva, Switzerland Time
Title: Self-Determination For Alaska & Hawaii: Re-examining UNGA Resolution 1469
Co-sponsored by the Koani Foundation and the Peace For Okinawa Coalition
Alfred de Zayas
Robert Kajiwara (moderator)
IN 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 1469 based on the erroneous belief that the people of Alaska and Hawaii had exercised their right of self-determination and consented to be integrated into the United States of America as the 49th and 50th States, respectively. The General Assembly’s error aided and abetted the United States in its systematic subjugation and pillaging of the people and lands of Alaska and Hawaii; causing serious injury and trauma to three generations people, by depriving them of the right of self-governance, safety and security and the right to determine access to and use of their lands and resources.
This panel asserts the UN has an obligation to correct the error it made by adopting UNGA Resolution 1469, and to ensure just remedy for the sixty-plus years of abuses of the human, civil, political and developmental rights of the people of Alaska and Hawaii.
"Demilitarizing the Pacific is Urgent"
The conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the volatility of world conditions. For generations, the Original Peoples of the Pacific have protested the imposed militarization of our islands by the United States as it puts the people living on our islands in abject danger, and possible annihilation, by America's enemies. The major U.S. military build-up in the Pacific, along with recent mishaps, show that the U.S. has no regard for the people’s safety and welfare, and much less in the event of an attack, especially involving nuclear weapons. In this panel discussion representatives of Hawaii, the Marianas (Guam), and Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) implore the Human Rights Council to protect our people from being targets in foreign conflicts by demanding the U.S. denuclearize and demilitarize our islands.
10 March 2022 8 am Geneva time
10 March 5 pm Okinawa time
9 March 9 pm Hawaii time
Sponsored by the Koani Foundation and the Peace For Okinawa Coalition