Petition Closed
Petitioning President of The United States of America Mr. President Barack Obama and 7 others

Independence of the Diné People: To allow for the first Indigenous Americans to be an Independent Nation

The American Indians have existed for thousands of years and slowly the Tribes are losing their cultures and traditions, they are being exploited by corporate greed, and other social economic impacts and it needs to stop. The Diné people respect America's form of Government, but it doesn't give the people the immediate changes it needs to protect its identity as a indigenous nation. We have sent many of our warriors to help protect the American Dream and Democracy and we will continue in this proud tradition of helping the United States as partners for Democracy and Freedom.

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A firm belief that we can do the unthinkable is in the air. Some are grabbing hold of that small yet unseen thread called CHANGE. We all share the same blood and are descendants of the Diné who first encountered the new comers to their world, we are descendants of the Diné who roam this land after the arrival of those new comers. We are descendants of the Diné who survived the hardships of assimilation and exploitation of the governments that were formed in the awake of the establishment of the new comers. We are the Diné survivors of this new era. Though some many never speak, pray, or even know what is means to be Diné. We have evolved to the many, who now seek to be ONE...We must respect the differences while showing our respect and gratitude to our ancestors and to our history. Don't be ashamed of who you are, what you know, where you are, and where you come from.

 

We might not see all the benefits of a united people. But we have in our power the ability to try to make sure our children do, so they can see it more clearly then we do... To say its impossible and unobtainable is to uncover are greatest weakness, when our ancestors started with nature, they had no thought of impossibilities, they didn't have any options but to survive. Throughout time one central understanding carried on. That was our ability to evolve with the changing times, our language, culture, customs, and religion changed. And we can change again, to what we think we deserve and that is FREEDOM. The Freedom our ancestors had before the arrival of Europeans. Yes! That Freedom we can have now. We can't live as they did, nor can we bring the past back as it once was... But we can make our people enjoy the FREEDOM of knowing Diné are leading the way, without objectionable influences from the outside world. We move to protect the earth and the central ideas that make us who we are as Diné and respect the long bloodline of a noble yet determined individuals who only wanted the best for their posterity as the world changed with them during the coming of the European Age. Isn't this the Freedom we all want?"

Letter to
President of The United States of America Mr. President Barack Obama
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH)
and 5 others
Senator Mitch McConnell
Representative Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
To allow for the first Indigenous Americans to be an Independent Nation. The American Indians have existed for thousands of years and slowly the Tribes are losing their cultures and traditions, they are being exploited by corporate greed, and other social economic impacts and it needs to stop. The Diné people respect America's form of Government, but it doesn't give the people the immediate changes it needs to protect its identity as a indigenous nation. We have sent many of our warriors to help protect the American Dream and Democracy and we will continue in this proud tradition of helping the United States as partners for Democracy and Freedom.