NEW AFRIKANS AND NATIVE NATIONS
“Our claims bow to active native American claims, which predate our own, where such claims are made by native Nations in the territory or seeking return to it. Not only do We recognize the justice of such claims, but We pledge to struggle to fulfill them as We struggle to establish our own sovereign state. These struggles are against the same imperialist. They are not contradictory. Many native Americans have supported the New Afrikan Independence struggle. As recently as February 7,
1990, Vernon Bellecourt of the American Indian Movement, and the Chippewa Nation expressed (their) support for our movement and our objectives. What is clear is that New Afrikan Independence movement claims are not made against Native nations but against the imperialist that occupy the land. Our claims are based on birthright, bloodshed, development, and long- time inhabitance of the territory, and on rights, which derive from long-time political and military alliances and joint work with Native Americans, not to mention extensive blood ties with our native brothers and sisters. In various treaties between native people and the U.S. government, our land rights are upheld by the native nations.
It is also clear that relatively few native peoples presently live in the Blackbelt area in question, and that few have expressed any desire to return. There is an abundance of territory for all concerned. Historically, the Black nation has been an ally with the Red nation in the struggle for land. We have established joint nation-states like the Seminoles, and on occasion have established Afrikan nation-states, which have existed side by side with native states. We see no reason for our relationship to change. We have said as much before. Each oppressed nation involved, needs liberated territory. Neither is likely to succeed without the others support. There is sufficient territory for all who are entitled to it. So our movement envisions the liberated New Afrikan nation side by side with liberated Native American ones. Few Native American leaders We have discussed this with have found a problem with our approach. Any approach which leaves nearly 30 million Afrikans in America struggling for anything less than state power will not do.” – Roots of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, by Chokwe Lumumba
Articles 3 of the New Afrikan Constitution.
“Section 3B: It shall be the policy of the Republic of New Afrika to recognize the just claim of the
original people to the North American territory and to negotiate these claims with the appropriate
representatives of these original people.
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