The indigenous people of the Americas, however, are now working together of their own volition to begin the reparations process by remembering, redefining, reclaiming, restoring, and resetting – laying the groundwork today through an organization such as the Aboriginal Ministry of Justice, offering services, support, and the resources that are needed to heal and to rebuild.
There are other hardworking people who have paved the way for the conversations to even begin such as Chief Warhorse of the Choctaw Indians, The Indigenous 1, Dane Calloway, Tasha Xi, Phoenix Moon, Lisa Cyprus, and many others – calling on the unification of the Aboriginal Americans to shed the reclassified labels of Black and African-American that the colonizer has strategically given for reasons of stripping away the liberties and the land from the descendants of the original inhabitants of the Americas.
As 2022 comes to a close and the new year approaches, more gains will be made in the upcoming months to ensure the autonomy of Aboriginal Americans. Reparations will only be made when the Aboriginal Americans recreate their own – government and social, educational, and cultural institutions – paving the road to a better, sustainable future for the next generation of Americans.
For more information about the Aboriginal Ministry of Justice, visit the website to explore its resources.