r 16, 2012
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President Obama's signing of the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People combined with Executive Order 13107 requires all persons (officials, trustees) within the United States to acknowledge and recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Indigenous Knowledge Systems
“The European philosophical conspiracy which we call the New Orthodoxy began in the mid-eighteenth century and was fully articulated by Hegel in the early nineteenth century when he asserted that African Deep Thought did not exist, even more it could not possible exist; nor rather, it must not exist. Of course the philosophical magicians could not make African Deep Thought not exist. What they did was to suppress the truth of its existence and simply asserted that it did not exist.” Jacob H. Carruthers from the Preface of MDW NTR Divine Speech A Historical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to The Present
We are engaged in a life and death struggle, we must not be fooled by the fact a bi-racial man was selected to run for president and won the election, we must not be tricked into believing this nation has changed the fundamental power relationship between the ruling class and people of color no matter how many police officers, chiefs, sheriffs, mayors, council people, judges and state legislators we have. Every day we see evidence this culture does not value us unless it can extract something from us, even our vey souls.
Sadly there are still many of us who willingly sell our souls for trinkets, a pat on the head by the exploiters or negate our African heritage and ancestry to fit into their system. Unfortunately far too many of us do not know our history and legacy of innovation because we have not been taught the dynamism of African deep thought, ethics, morality and ways to navigate this thing we call life. We have allowed ourselves to be duped and brainwashed into accepting and believing we have nothing of value to offer or share with the world. Not so, in many ways, we are the salvation this planet needs.
Ironically Europeans who once ridiculed, denigrated and suppressed indigenous African knowledge, wisdom and spirituality are now turning to African and indigenous people to find meaning in their lives, give Western society a much needed moral grounding, sense of purpose and to use valuable indigenous knowledge for sustainability and profit. There is a whole new field called Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) where Westerners are looking at ancient and aboriginal ways of living, relating to one another, environmental sustainability, healing modalities and philosophies. “Indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and indigenous peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to- day life. Sophisticated knowledge of the natural world is not confined to science. Societies from all parts of the world possess rich sets of experiences, understanding and explanations. This knowledge is integral to a cultural complex that also encompasses language, systems of classification, resource use practices, social interactions, ritual and spirituality.” Indigenous Knowledge Systems Explained https://www.herald.co.zw/indigenous-knowledge-systems-explained/
Our African ancestors postulated the universe had purpose, intelligent design and a vital energy/intelligence that permeates everything. Within traditional African groups there was a deep seated sense of connectedness, unity, a need for reverence and living in harmony with nature. Ubuntu, “I am because we are, we are because I am”, was the underlying philosophy of traditional continental African culture. Maat was the cosmological and ethical foundation of ancient African society. Cooperation, intra and inter generational mutual aid were how Africans lived and worked for the benefit of the whole group.
Even during enslavement we shared our knowledge and genius with each other and the enslavers most times with no compensation or credit! Think about George Washington Carver and his invaluable impact on science and agriculture as one example. Indigenous knowledge was the basis of much of Carver’s work.
Eurasians developed an ethos of reckless greed, violence, domination, exploitation and disconnection. They spread it globally and now are discovering these values and systems are unsustainable. Now the West is turning to indigenous people to provide models how to best survive. As they study indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) we see a dual approach developing: on one level there is the realization climate change; Western environmental disharmony; ecological antagonism and exploitation are unsustainable that their policies are creating disastrous consequences for the whole planet. Those who see this are looking for ways to forestall or reverse these trends. Living in harmony with nature and humanity is an unfamiliar perspective for the West and they’re forced to turn to aboriginal people to show them how to do it!
On the flip side we can see they are merely interested in indigenous knowledge systems as a way to increase their bottom line, develop new products to market totally devoid of any change in values, the way they do business or concern for the life of the planet.
As the direct heirs of indigenous knowledge and the true custodians of this planet, we must recognize and re-embrace IKS, rediscover our connection to nature, expand upon it and use it to save the planet and ourselves from the irresponsible policies of the exploiters. We have an obligation to relearn the deep thought of our ancestors, become proud custodians of this knowledge and apply it in practical ways such as urban farming/gardening, cooperative social relationships and mutually beneficial group economics, locally and internationally.
ons to legitimize our identity, it cause us to remain in the position of life on this planet, to be inferior to those we depend upon other than ourselves to sanctify our identity.
It is self effacing of Black people to believe and to proclaim that we Black people are the mother and father of all mankind on this earth, a very hegemonistic spirit to have.
So I ask, where in the hell did we Black folks come from to be the mother and father of everybody on earth?
All life living Beings are a product of the Cosmos, by nature design or indirectly by the act of procreation assimilation.
In order to have the variation in pigmented life form of a unique intelligent use, there had to be a combination of a base root stock of life living Beings of a different biological identifiable design, in order to have the sub-ethnic groups that is now on this planet.
Now, allow me to get back to black people and our being indigenous to the land we live upon.
I do not give one Damn about what the UN decide to identify us as being, we are by nature design, Cosmic Divine Being, life Beings identified to be indigenous to the Cosmos in originality, and is indigenous to this planet earth as Cosmic traveling Beings who was first to take up residents in this solar system, eventual on this planet earth.
So, Black so call Afrikan people, who are Divine Cosmic Beings, are native to this planet only by settlement and not indigenous by origination, but by resident settlers, unless we are going to accept by being the first to settle on this planet earth, have us to be indigenous to this planet, not by originality, but by traveling settlers.
All that the UN can and does do in regard to our identity, is to politically identify us Black people, but they have not the power to naturally and cosmically identify us Black people, who are alien to this planet, yet is indigenous by resident on this planet.
Now, the so call place call America, The Black Cosmic Being is a very adventures and exploring Being on this planet earth.
So you need to be able to see, our arrival to this planet was in the area we not identify as Afrika, for sake of recognition, and because of that fact, it make us to become travelers indigenous to the planet earth in a location call today, Afrika.
So, any where else you find Black people on this planet, and first to be in a particular location on this planet, that and that alone is what have us to be native indigenous to that part of the planet we migrated to, meaning to be the first to settle there on that land, coming from our central located residence on this planet, which we call Afrika.
Black people are residential indigenous to the place and land call Afrika, so the Black Afrikan who were taken away in chains, are not indigenous to America, and we who are the descendants of those Black people who were Enslaved in America, has no native indigenous identity to America, just to Afrika the so call continent.
To hell with white folks and their origin and sub-ethnic groups, my concentration is on the origin and traveling in the Cosmos by our Divine Beings First Way Ancestors, whose identity is Black Cosmic Divine Beings, originating out from the Cosmos.
So hell yes, in view of who we once were and who we have become, Human Beings.
So, from whence we come and who we naturally are as a Beings with intelligence, and now no longer display a Divine spirit, Black people are in deep trouble and is entitle to calm and peace, which is a core part of our spiritual expression.
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