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Declaration of Indigenous Youth

WIPCE Youth Declaration

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We, the indigenous youth representing our native peoples of Aotearoa, Australia, North America, Europe, and Hawai‘i, have gathered in Honolulu, Hawai‘i at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama this day, May 20th, 2014 to affirm our identities as indigenous peoples who proudly stand on the foundation laid before us by our elders and ancestors.

As native peoples of our lands, we live by the values and principles embedded within our cultures, languages, and traditions. We stand carrying the future of our history while remaining grounded in the knowledge taught to us by our ancestors of old. As we voyage forward in time, we will not forget who we are: native youth of the world.

Youth Declaration Priorities

  1. Life, Liberty, Culture, and Security

  2. Culture, Religion, and Language

  3. Education

  4. Land and Resources

  5. Self-Government and Indigenous Laws

  6. Economic Sustainability

WIPCE La ‘OpiO Day 2014

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