NATIVE MOVEMENT via Crowdrise
July 03, 2012
BENEFITING: NATIVE MOVEMENT
We are a[n Indigenous] human rights organization [located in Northern Arizona]. Our primary mission is to Honor Tribal nations on Turtle Island through the development of sustainable initiatives, and by protecting and sustaining our culture.
Our purpose is to assert our self determination by maintaining Indigenous values, securing the sanctity of our cultural identities, and promoting a healthy balance between traditional and western lifestyles in today’s rapid and technologically driven society. We are part of a large global community, and our voices are only faintly heard by the mainstream. As a result there is a legacy of marginalization in all aspects of decision making within our communities. Nonetheless, as stated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, it is our human right to maintain our culture, impress meaningful participation, and to determine our own futures. In doing so, we choose to participate with honorable and powerful voices in today’s social, political, economic and cultural frameworks.