Apache culture restoration / historical recovery in militarized zones / Indigenous / self-determination / UNPFII

COMMENTARY: UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES (UNPFII), 2010

From April 19 through April 30, 2010, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be in session. Statements (interventions) submitted to the Permanent Forum are available here. And, this service is provided by doCip (Indigenous Peoples’ Center for Documentation, Research and Information.) Access to the UNPFII is quite difficult for the common Indigenous … Continue reading

Apache culture restoration / Apache youth / clan mother tribal law / indigenous families / MX-US Border

Apache Cultural Endurance & Restorations

‘Sunrise Dances’ or the Apache Puberty Ceremony (Na’ii’ees Isdzanlashe) are central to Apache identity as aboriginal people in the lands that comprise the MX-US border region. The restoration of ceremonies, language, religion and their innate relationship to land-based cultural survival are important to the Lipan Apache and Jumano Apache people of the Rio Grande communities … Continue reading