A campaign to generate over a million petition signatures to #RightTheWrong of at least one of more than 500 broken treaties made with Native Nations.
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On September 17, 1851 the historic Fort Laramie Treaty was signed between the United States and representatives of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations.
The United States acknowledged that all the land covered by the treaty was Indian territory.
Before the ink was drY... the treaty was broken.
In the century that followed, over 500 treaties made with Native Nations were also broken—which has degraded the lives of Indigenous peoples and the environmental health of Mother Earth.
In the autumn of 1972, Indigenous peoples from the four corners of Turtle Island embarked on a journey called, the Trail of Broken Treaties (TBT). In November 1972, TBT caravans arrived in Washington, D.C. to present the Nixon administration and U.S. policymakers with the TBT 20-Point Position paper. For six days the TBT occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) building capturing the world’s attention.
#HONOR1851TREATY is a global movement
September 2022, the 50th Anniversary of the Trail of Broken Treaties, we'll commence a cross-country caravan from the West coast of Turtle Island (North America) to Washington D.C. to present the Global Petition to the U.S. Congress—encouraging the United States to see the wisdom in honoring Indigenous Treaty Rights.
COUNTDOWN TO TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES 5OTH ANNIVERSARY
We're on a mission to educate and create a wave of momentum for the 50th Anniversary of the Trail of Broken Treaties and to generate over a million signatures to challenge the U.S. Congress to #RightTheWrong of at least one of more than 500 broken treaties made with Native Nations. While the campaign was born out of the Standing Rock resistance, it has evolved into a global action in honor of the legacy of the late Dennis Banks (1937-2017), Anishinaabe activist, teacher, author, and the leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement.
The #Honor1851Treaty campaign uses the international languages of music, film, and art as social tools to inspire and create awareness about Indigenous Treaty Rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ — and how they play an essential role in protecting land and life from environmental genocide.
Robby Romero is a passionate artist on the front lines of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and social change.
During the Standing Rock Strong Hold, Robby joined Water Protectors, elders, and youth — supported by more than 500 Native Nations and thousands of friends and allies in a historic peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline snaking through 1851 treaty land adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
While defending the sacred at Standing Rock, Robby wrote several songs. The first, BORN ON THE REZ.
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The #Honor1851Treaty campaign is a global effort to raise funds and awareness to support Indigenous Treaty Rights and how they play a key role in protecting land & life from environmental genocide. With a Global Petition to generate over a million signatures, the campaign challenges the United States of America and its Congress to #RightTheWrong of at least one of the more than 500 treaties made with Native Nations. We are also supporting the Mní Wičóni Legal Defense/Offense Committee and its mission to support and defend Water Protectors on the front-lines of the movement who have been arrested, violated, disenfranchised, marginalized and displaced.
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