Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Featured

First Peoples of East and West Stand United with Yezidis

First Peoples of East and West Stand United with Yezidis

LALISH, Nineveh, Iraq. May 18, 2017 – The Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail has invited two leading Native American advocates of the world’s First Peoples to tour Ezidikhan in Kurdish-administered Iraq next month. According to the Yezidi nation’s official news agency, His Holiness the Baba Sheikh recently appointed the Caribbean indigenous rights activist Damon Gerard Corrie as the Yezidi nation Ezidikhan’s official ambassador-at-large. Last month, Mr. Corrie served as the Yezidi nation Ezidikhan’s official envoy at the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues where he presented Ezidikhan’s official statement objecting to Turkish air attacks upon Yezidi territory. Ambassador Corrie will visit Kurdish-administered Iraq in June at the invitation of the Baba Sheikh, who will swear in Ambassador Corrie and bless his mission in Ezidikhan and across the world. Ambassador Corrie will be accompanied by Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent Native American Indian activist, attorney, politician, video documentary producer, and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North America. Ambassador Corrie is currently seeking...

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Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Featured

Through the Eyes of Janene Yazzie of the Navajo Nation

Through the Eyes of Janene Yazzie of the Navajo Nation

I first met Janene Yazzie in Guatemala, at the 3rd International Indigenous Peoples Corn Conference in Tecpan, Guatemala, held March 7-9th 2017. On this occasion Janene was in New York attending the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters, as a student of the Tribal Link Foundation Project Access Training Program; it is taught by world famous and respected Indigenous Rights expert Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council/IITC, and co-mentored by Ghazali Ohorella (Alifaru), Tai Pellicier (Taino-Arawak), Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen (Yaqui & Lakota); and myself – Damon Gerard Corrie (Lokono-Arawak). When I heard her speak in Tecpan about the time in her Navajo Nations not-so-distant history (1866/67) when the Navajo men were contemplating following the callous USA governments orders to ‘move to exile in Florida for a few years” (which would in fact have been a cultural genocide had they done so), however, the Navajo women REFUSED to join them, and they told their men: Ïf you go there you...

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Featured

A Race Construct by Damon Corrie

A Race Construct by Damon Corrie

White Skin Developed in Europe Only As Recently as 8,000 Years Ago Say Anthropologists THIS IS SAYING THAT PRIOR TO 8,000 YEARS AGO ‘WHITE SKINNED PEOPLE’- AS A RACE POSSESSING THAT COMMON SKIN COLOUR AS WE KNOW EUROPEANS TODAY – LITERALLY DID NOT EXIST (only people of every other skin color – except for the rare Albino here & there). Makes the description of them (‘white people’) by wise indigenous elders of other races as óur youngest brothers’ prove to be accurate again…no wonder they know so little of deep spiritual matters…they are the ‘curious children’ of mankind. Interesting, I always suspected that Caucasoids (as in the 3 main phenotypes formerly recognized of – Negroid, Mongoloid & Caucasoid) were the youngest ‘race’ of human beings (why else would they have only been able to naturally hold such a tiny portion of the Earth for themselves before the advantage of technology turned them into murdering Global land thieves…compared to other skin hues – namely Europe, which is merely the Western...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Featured

The Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO) by Damon Corrie

The Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO) by Damon Corrie

I had a SECOND successful visit here in Panama Central America – with one community of our Embera Tribal Allies (a mighty Tribal Nation 83,000 strong) , the first Central American Tribal Nation to join the Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO) and be on the emergency relief watchlist of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organisation (IDDO). The CADO motto is SOLIDARITY, LOYALTY, LIBERTY They have a beautiful hidden ‘”waterfall where the magic frogs live” (We are helping them to develop a sustainable Eco-Tourism industry – FOR FREE – as unemployment has become very high since they were forced into semi-westernised existence (as is almost always the case with indigenous peoples)…economic self-sufficiency falls under the LIBERTY theme (and to live debt-free is liberty as well), I also have been helping them spiritually, as their last Shaman joined a Church so the traditionalist in the community rejected him saying quite rightly – how can you be a keeper of our Creator-given spiritual wisdom if you follow the teachings of a man-made religion?...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Featured

Sustaining Healthy Relationships by Damon Corrie

Sustaining Healthy Relationships by Damon Corrie

CONTINUOUS ROMANTIC INTIMACY IS A PREREQUISITE FOR A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP – BUT BEYOND THAT: I do NOT know why anyone else’s marriage has failed, I only know why mine has been successful, so i’ll just speak about that…I can break it down into 9 simple snippets…which can be condensed into one word ‘RESPONSIBILITY’. #1 – I promised my grandmother when I was 16 that by the age of 20 I would be married back into the tribe and be a father…so I had a responsibility to keep my word to my maternal grandmother, when I was 19 and my wife was 17 this was done. #2 – I see my wife as my partner – not my property, and we have both come to value and follow the wisdom of the visions/dreams we each receive at different times in our life together (and our visions/dreams are never in conflict with each other so we listen to each other) …we both have a responsibility to make difficult decisions for the...

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