The 4 Pillars of Indigenous Identity (in order)

  • Indigenous Mindset (contains Pillars 1 & 2)
    • (1) Understanding (& Identification) with who we really are, our true history, and our present identity
    • (2) Respect of our true beauty, skills, abilities, creativity, and history
  • Indigenous Progress (contains Pillars 3 & 4)
    • (3) Unification our people
    • (4) Proportional Representation of our people (employment, broadcasting, media, leadership, government, voting, economy)

Indigenous Mindset

  • (1) Understanding of who we really are, our true history, and our present identity.
  • (2) Respect of our true beauty, skills, abilities, creativity, and history.

Indigenous Progress

  • (3) Unification our people to fix common problems, and obtain common goals.
  • (4) Proportional Representation of our people (employment, broadcasting, media, leadership, government, voting, economy).

Specific Goals

  1. Understanding beauty in general, and how it relates to our self-image
  2. Understanding our numbers and how dependent American society is on us
  3. Understanding our past, present, and possible future
  4. Identity
    1. Identity Divergence – Understanding “Latinidad” and that we are not Latino/Hispanic, but Native. Understanding that national identity does not define our race.
    2. Identity Convergence – Understanding how Natives from the North (in “USA”) and South (in “Latin America”) are one in the same. Understanding how Native people within “Latin American” countries have more in common with each other than they think.

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