Thursday, June 25, 2020

NLG Webinar: "Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization & Indigenous Self-Determination"

PRC/EHRC Webinar Series via Zoom:
Thurs. 6/25 7 pm EST

Guest speaker, Tupac Enrique Acosta from TONATIERRA in Phoenix, Arizona, will speak in this foundational webinar kicking-off our webinar series, laying the groundwork for understanding the importance of decolonization and exploring the impacts of neocolonialism. Discussion on US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) and forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students on September 26, 2014.

Elements of Process: A Dismantling Methodology

1) Information: Search, Research, Intake, Absorb, Share.

2) Consciousness: Develop a personal critical consciousness on the issues which are pervaded by the institutionalization of the Doctrine of Discovery from the local-regional, continental-global context.

3) Reveal: Create a shared community understanding on how the dehumanizing principles of the Doctrine of Discovery are relevant today and continue to provide the cultural framework for the ongoing colonization and genocide of the Original Nations of this continent, the Great Turtle Island Abya Yala.

4) Take a position. Denounce and repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and the underlying pathological schema of patriarchy: DOMINATION.

5) DISMANTLE: Take action, and follow through with inter-generational decolonization strategies.


Tupac at North with West
"If you want to stay in America you might just get deported back into colonization, however, we're headed toward Liberation!"

Tupac Enrique Acosta

 October 2, 2010 North High School Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ

June 9, 2020 
The Murder of George Floyd and The Death of "White" Supremacy 
Whatever may come of the murder of George Floyd, the death of institutionalized American "White" Supremacy must follow: NOW! 

Dismantling the Master's Narrative

May 29, 2020 
TONATIERRA:Open Letter to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, House Committee onForeign Affairs 

Unknown to the students, a shipment of heroin worth an estimated 2 million dollars was hidden on two of the buses.  The students themselves were on route to attend the anniversary of the Massacre of Tlatelolco ‘68, when the Mexican army opened fire killing hundreds of unarmed protesting students in Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City, where the Olympics of 1968 were being hosted. 
June 19, 2020 

Where is Tomas Zerón? Has he been granted protection by the Canadian government in spite of being the subject of an arrest warrant for his criminal actions in the Mexican government coverup of the Forced Disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa? Why has the Canadian government refused to confirm or deny that Zerón is in Canada?

Is the Canadian government now also complicit in the coverup of the international crime of Forced Disappearance in the case of the 43 Ayotzinapa students?


The history of transition from a chartered colony of Christendom, to a territory ruled by force of violent invasion by the European American “white” colonizers, to the formation of a polity of statehood and subsequent admission into the union of states called the USA, also required a systemic mechanism to control the allegiances, nationality and citizenship of the constituencies of the new republic as a whole. In the absence of the absolute command of allegiance of the Sovereign, in this case King George of England, the colonies broke from the modus operandi of the cartel of the Divine Right of Kings (Christendom). It became necessary to format the public consciousness in a systematic manner, manufacturing consent for the rationalization and expansion of territorial dominion via political acts of allegiance to the Divine Right of States.
It became necessary to manufacture the mythology of America.