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Response to Jay Taber’s “Report from Sycuan” -Glenn Morris

Response to Jay Taber’s “Report from Sycuan” -Glenn Morris

*this column is published with permission from Intercontinentalcry.org where it was first published on March, 26, 2013* Editor’s note: the following response to Jay Taber’s column on Sycuan has been published on IC in its entirety without alteration, at the request of its author. Under normal circumstances, IC does not permit nor condone personal attacks of any kind. This column is in response to the condescending, paternalistic and colonialist column by Jay Taber, entitled, “Report From Sycuan” that Intercontinental Cry published on March 23, 2013. I cannot recall reading such an incredible spew of ignorant, settler-privileged drivel in several years – and from an author who curiously describes himself as an ally to indigenous peoples. It was quite auspicious that I was reviewing some writings on white, male privilege at the time that Taber’s column was forwarded to me. This passage from an open letter from a person of color to white progressives, seemed particularly appropriate: White privilege has trained you white [men] since the spoon that you are an authority, THE...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Featured, News

Report from Sycuan -Jay Taber

Report from Sycuan -Jay Taber

*this column is used with pemission fom Intercontinentalcry.org and was published there first on March 23, 2013* Regarding the composition of indigenous voices preparing for the 2014 United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples(WCIP), I have received disturbing reports from observers at theNorth American Preparatory Meeting held at Sycuan three weeks ago. Without getting into the recommendations emanating from the North American meeting to be considered at the Global Preparatory Indigenous Peoples Conference at Alta, Norway in June, it is essential at present to consider the dysfunctional process sanctioned by the UN, and incorporate our analyses of this and other events affecting the implementation of UNDRIP (the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), of which the WCIP is an integral part. The WCIP was proposed by the State of Bolivia, and approved by the UN General Assembly.  It is the first conference since the passage of UNDRIP in 2007, where the states of the world will convene for the express purpose of considering recommendations from the indigenous peoples of the world specifically...

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