Our government observes today as a moment to pay additional homage to our foremothers and forefathers.
We are putting in the type of work that it will take to build a prosperous nation. As indigenous people we have boldly step forward to reclaim our birthright and our inheritance. Our ancestors did not fail us, so why should this generation be any different.
Since 1962 a promise of equality and opportunity for all people — a promise that, despite the extraordinary progress we have made through the years, we as indigenous people have never fully been respected for our culture and what we did to defend this island from a foreign colonial force.
Jamaica today would NOT have been the same Jamaica if the Maroons had lost the War. Maroons hold the bloodline of the first people’s to inhabit the Americas, and It is quintessential for governments to uphold the rights and dignity of the Indigenous people who were here long before colonization of the Americas began.
For generations, there have been policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures. Today, we give thanks to our creator for the Indigenous resilience and strength He has provided us, as well as the immeasurable positive impact that we have made in the “Western world.”
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