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Legality of Our Practice

We affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1994/45, August 26, 1994, U.N. Doc. E/.CN.4/1995/2, E/CN.4/sub.2/1994/56, at 105(1994), which finally culminated in the Unanimous Ratification of the Member States and has become part of International Rights Law. Fundamental to our traditions is the truth that, as children of the Creator (Great Spirit), we are entitled to the freedoms of thought, religion, education, assembly, opinion, speech, movement, our sacred rights of worship, methods of healing, our traditional lifestyle and security within our historical territories, insofar as that freedom does not prevent others from likewise enjoying the same freedoms.

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