The Northern Chumash people live on the magical land that is called San Luis Obispo County. The Chumash are the First Peoples of this land and have thrived as a maritime culture along this coastline enjoying its magnificent beauty. The Chumash are still a vibrant community, practicing their heritage and culture today.
Seventh Generation Fund Announces Awards at its Keeping the Homefires Burning Gathering
More than 275 people representing more than 100 different Indigenous Nations and communities attended the Keeping the Homefires Burning convention this year. They participated in three days of dialogue on issues including traditional agriculture strategies for food sovereignty and self-determination, a community approach to advancing and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the protection of water, sacred sites, and much more.
Greetings on behalf of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council and Owe Aku International Justice Project. Recently, at a Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council meeting in Pine Ridge, will all of our vast territories represented, the people discussed several policies, including international strategy. It has never been a secret that our elders and leaders believe that the only potential justice on Indigenous treaties will be found outside of settler nation colonial systems as used by the Untied States. We have argued, in resolution of both the Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, along with many other North American Indigenous treaty nations, that the appropriate place for treaty resolution is before an international mechanism such as the International Court of Justice.