Tuesday, February 8, 2011

American Indian Airwaves: Freeing Peltier, Liberating Coca and Practicing Sovereignty

02/08/11, Tuesday, on American Indian Airwaves
“Declarations for Freeing Peltier, Liberating Coca, and Practicing Sovereignty”
Photo: Alex White Plume by Standing Silent Nation film

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Feb. 8, 2011

On American Indian Airwaves , we spend the entire hour with Alex White Plume (Lakota Nation), President of Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way) - http://www.bringbacktheway.com/ and Ken Lebsock, International Justice Coordinator of Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way) and in conjunction with the Black Hills Treaty Council join us for the first segment of today's show to discuss the call for the immediate release of long-time, Indigenous political prisoner, Leonard Peltier as well as how the Obama Administration did not go far on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/drip.html).
On the second segment of today's show, Kathryn Ledebur, Andean Information Network (http://www.ain-bolivia.org/), joins us to discuss how Indigenous people from the Plurinational state of Bolivia are attempting to enforce and amend the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs in regards to the traditional Indigenous plant coca. The 1961 international convention states that after 25 years, the chewing of coca should be legalized. January 31st, 2011 marks the expiration date of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs articles prohibiting the chewing of coca. Various countries throughout the world, including the United States, are opposed to Indigenous people chewing coca for cultural purposes.
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