Indigenous Peoples and Nations of Abya
II Continental Summit of Indigenous
Indigenous Reserve of María Piendamó,
November 10-16, 2013
As Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala, children
of Mother Earth, we have come a long way together towards the realization of
our self-determination, both in the defense of our territories as well as in
determining our own ways of life for the future. This long road, which
originates in our communities, bringing together both men and women, has been
strengthened historically in four continental summits: Teotihuacan (Mexico, 2000), Kito (Ecuador, 2004), Iximche'
(Guatemala, 2007) and Titicaca (Peru,
2009). In these spaces of encounter we have shared our culture, spirituality,
languages, ancestral knowledge, problems and challenges, alternatives and
dreams, and we have reaffirmed our undiminished and inalienable Rights as
this journey, since the First Summit of Teotihuacan 2000 to the IV Summit 2009
in Titicaca we recognize the advances marked by our agreements:
agreed to work together to bring the States to recognize the national and
international legal instruments on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and that
these be incorporated into their respective Political Constitutions. In this sense, our Indigenous Peoples
of the continent have contributed to the approval in 2007 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples. However, we are still advocating and insisting that the
Declaration be raised to the status of national law as has been realized in
has been a long struggle and continues to be so for the Indigenous Peoples of
Abya Yala to push for ratification by the states of ILO Convention 169. To date in the Americas only 15 of the 35 OAS
member states have ratified the Convention. However, ratification alone is not
enough to realize the full exercise of our rights and so the implementation of
ILO 169 is one of the major challenges we continue to face. For example, the implementation and
application of the consultation process has both has light and dark histories
in the region. Experience shows that
despite having the force of law, as in Peru, its application is still elusive.
the second summit it was agreed to strengthen the process of articulation and alliances
with other movements. Since 2005, the indigenous peoples have developed
strategies to achieve greater exchange, visibility and support for proposals
with other social movements of the continent and the world. These processes
have enabled us to disseminate our political proposals and contribute to
collective actions for a world in balance with Mother Earth inspired by the
principle of Living with Wellness.
Peoples have woven together these joint convergences and the result has brought
about the creation of common regional-global agendas in recent years. One of
the milestones along the way was made evident at the continental level by the
contributions and proposals of indigenous women of Abya Yala from the First Continental Summit of Indigenous Women (Puno, 2009).
very important collective space has been the organization of the First Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication (Cauca, 2011).
As a result of mobilizations of indigenous Quechua, Aymara and Kichwas,
progress has been made in the advancing the proposal of Sumac Kawsay, Living with Wellness as an alternative to crisis of civilization
Indigenous Peoples bring to the modern world a global proposal based on our
ancestral lifestyles and daily life of respect, harmony and balance with all
that exists on Mother Earth. We believe that the western way of life with it’s
projections of unconstrained economic growth has reached its limit and to heal
Mother Earth is necessary to return to the culture of life, the Indigenous
Peoples principle of Sumac Kawsay, Living with Wellness. However, in the
present context we are witnessing the deepening of actions of state repression
and criminalization targeting us as Indigenous Peoples standing in defense of
our territories and rights.
Without our free, prior and
informed consent and in the name of supposed national development our
territories are granted in concessions to companies who implement
mega-development projects that threaten our cultural survival as Indigenous
predatory economics of extractivism that causes displacement and pollution of
Mother Earth is the model that prevails on the continent and we Indigenous
Peoples are considered an obstacle to this development. Therefore, it is necessary to continue
to articulate our demands and proposals, define strategies to enhance the
processes towards completion of a new civilizational paradigm supported by the
principle of Living with Wellness, strengthening the implementation of
indigenous rights to be recognized by the states, and to promote recognition of
the Rights of Mother Earth.
as the Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala we self convene to gather at the V Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples
and Nations of Abya Yala, the Second
Continental Summit of Indigenous Women and the III Continental Meeting of Indigenous Children and Youth to be
hosted at the Indigenous Reserve of La Maria Piendamó, department of Cauca,
Colombia, from November 10 -16, 2013.
In this process we call upon the Indigenous Peoples of the continent to
convene in Preparatory Meetings to discuss and agree on proposals to be
integrated into the agenda of the continental summit.
the V Summit of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala, both men and women, we will
gather and exchange, we will discuss and agree on actions on issues such as:
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Alternatives to the colonial development model
Threats to indigenous territories: Megaprojects
Plurlnational States: Challenges and Implementation
Indigenous Diplomacy and World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Continental Political Unity: Articulation and Alliances.
articulate strategies of Indigenous Peoples and their organizations confronting
the capitalist neoliberal development model and outline the foundations for the
construction of a new global civilizational paradigm supported by the
principles of Living with Wellness, the Rights of Mother Earth and
Assess the status of continental indigenous
movement, our progress, setbacks and challenges in the realization of our
foundation for political and economic strategies leading towards Living with
articulate proposals and positions of the Indigenous Peoples Movement of Abya
Yala in the context of the Indigenous Peoples Conference convened by the United
Nations in 2014.
articulate and consolidate the demands, proposals and strategies of indigenous
women and indigenous children and youth.
strengthen the communication networks of the indigenous movement and our
Location and Date
Reserve of María Piendamó, Cauca Colombia.
Events that compose
the V Summit
Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala
Summit of Indigenous Women of Abya Yala
Ill Continental Meeting of Indigenous Children
Neoliberal capitalism versus right to self determined development. Foundations
for the construction of a new global civilizational paradigm, Living with
Wellness and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Self-determination: Territory and
natural assets. Consultation and Free, Pior, and Informed Consent. Traditional Justice. Intercultural
education and health.
Continental Indigenous Movement: Assessment of
progress and setbacks in the implementation of rights and indigenous proposals.
The State and
Indigenous Peoples: neoliberal and “progressive” governments.
Participation in political dialogue. Construction of proposed public laws and
Political Incidence: Indigenous
Diplomacy. Participation in the international arena. Mechanisms for the international protection of Indigenous
Communication: Rights, Proposed policies and communication laws.
Indigenous Communication networks and allies.
UN High Level
Plenary/World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014, New York. Analysis of the proposals of
the UN and the positions of Indigenous Peoples. Timelines, mechanisms of
participation, agenda, proposals.
Continental Indigenous Political Unity: Articulation and Alliances
National Indigenous Organization of Colombia -ONIC
Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia – ONIC
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Coordinadora y Convergencia Wakiq Kej' de Guatemala
Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas – CAOI
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