Washitaw Speech at the United Nations on the Health of Indigenous People


The Ancient Ones have a legacy of long, healthy lives.

The Washitaw Muurs, the aboriginal inhabitants of America, are people close to the land and Our Creator.

In 1994, the United Nations declared it the International year for Indigenous Peoples.

For over 10 years, indigenous and tribal peoples from around the world had been gathering to clearly define our  humanity, heritage, and divine rights in the form of a distinct Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The next year, the U.N. declared it the International Decade for the World’s Indigenous Peoples


During the decade, we gathered each year to elaborate our concerns and desires to be addressed and protected in the declaration.

On 13 September 2007, the U.N. General Assembly ratified this declaration as an instrument of international laws and humanitarian standards.

We are proud and humbled to have been a part of the discussion and make a definite impact on the substance of the wording insuring our rights to a nationality and


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Enjoy this audio recording of the first U.N. speech introducing the

Empire Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah

to the modern world during the summer conferences at the

U.N. Peace Palace near Geneve, Suisse in 1996.

It was presented by Dr. R.A. Umar S. Bey, a former judge, Emperial Administer, and Ambassador-at-large to the United Nations for the People of the Emperial Washitaw Nation.

Brother Umar, among his many responsibilities , is currently director of the Washitaw International Human Rights Network, dedicated to promoting and defending the social, economic and cultural  rights of all people, particularly indigenous and tribal peoples.