Professor James Anaya
- Affirm the request from the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus for a deep exploration of the manner in which the doctrine of Christian discovery has been constructed, elaborated, applied, and extended in law, policy, socio-cultural practices, through both secular and religious practices, and to set the stage for its eradication and reversal as a fundamental element of colonialism and imperialism, with full and equal participation by Indigenous Peoples;
- Submit that the process and content of the Indigenous Peoples Forum on the Doctrine of Discovery of March 23, 2012 held at the Arizona State Capitol be integrated into the discussion on this theme at the 11th Session of the UNPFII, as an example of best practices that reflect implementation strategies of the UNDRIP as systemic standard;
- Request that the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples communicate with the Arizona State Department of Education to inquire regarding the demand by Indigenous Peoples of Arizona to integrate the UNPFII study on the Doctrine of Discovery into the social studies curriculum across all levels of educational services and trainings;
- Recommend that in furtherance of the objectives of the UNPFII study on the Doctrine of Discovery, special attention and support be given to the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery on international trade agreements among the states such as NAFTA;
- Advise that in addressing the issues involved in the UNPFII study on the Doctrine of Discovery, that the expertise of the Indigenous Peoples themselves be brought forward appropriately and effectively in regional conferences across Abya Yala [the Americas] and the world such as those which have already occurred in Arizona, and
- Reiterate that this process to must continue and prevail in the Spirit of Truth over the distortions of doctrine, not for merely for the purpose of redress of past violations but to actually engage in collective corrective actions under the guiding standards of the UNDRIP, affirming in all processes and context without exception the fundamental principle that Indigenous Peoples are equal to all other Peoples.