Rob Kajiwara as well as the Peace For Okinawa Coalition have endorsed a letter and resolution draft to the United Nations, requesting support for Indigenous peoples. The letter and resolution come from the Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition, who Kajiwara has collaborated with since 2019.
The PDF's below contain both the resolution draft and the letter:
Video now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rAqeyYvcSiw
Happening today, 21 March 2022 at 9 am Geneva, Switzerland.
Livestreamed via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95562321477
Link to video replay for webinar:
The conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the volatility of world conditions. For generations, the Original Peoples of the Pacific have protested the imposed militarization of our islands by the United States as it puts the people living on our islands in abject danger, and possible annihilation, by America's enemies. The major U.S. military build-up in the Pacific, along with recent mishaps, show that the U.S. has no regard for the people’s safety and welfare, and much less in the event of an attack, especially involving nuclear weapons. In this panel discussion representatives of Hawaii, the Marianas (Guam), and Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) implore the Human Rights Council to protect our people from being targets in foreign conflicts by demanding the U.S. denuclearize and demilitarize our islands. UN Human Rights Council 49th Session, 17 March 2022, Geneva, Switzerland. Featuring: Robert Kajiwara, Hoshin Nakamura, Moneka De Oro, Leon Siu, Emily Kandagawa
United Nations Human Rights Council 49th Session
Self-Determination For Alaska & Hawaii:
Re-examining UNGA Resolution 1469
21 March 2022, 9:00 am, Geneva, Switzerland
Alfred de Zayas
IN 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 1469 based on the erroneous belief that the people of Alaska and Hawaii had exercised their right of self-determination and consented to be integrated into the United States of America as the 49th and 50th States, respectively. The General Assembly’s error aided and abetted the United States in its systematic subjugation and pillaging of the people and lands of Alaska and Hawaii; causing serious injury and trauma to three generations people, by depriving them of the right of self-governance, safety and security and the right to determine access to and use of their lands and resources.
This panel asserts the UN has an obligation to correct the error it made by adopting UNGA Resolution 1469, and to ensure just remedy for the sixty-plus years of abuses of the human, civil, political and developmental rights of the people of Alaska and Hawaii.
Demilitarizing the Pacific is Urgent - UN Human Rights Council 49th session. Link to livestream video:
Happening tomorrow! A webinar in conjunction with the United Nations Human Rights Council 49th session at Geneva, Switzerland. Accredited by Incomindios, an NGO in consultative status with the UN ECOSOC.
Featuring speakers from Luchu (Okinawa), Guam / Mariana, and Hawaii.
8 am Geneva time / 5 pm Okinawa / 9 pm Hawaii