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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.