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Jay Levy: USET stands in solidarity with all indigenous nations





"On February 7, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), passed a resolution as 26 federally recognized tribes stood in peaceful solidarity and spoke out in the interest of preserving the security, traditions, culture, tribal homelands and languages of the indigenous people of Colombia. USET is an intertribal organization comprised of tribes on the east coast of the United States from the Micmacs in Maine to the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida.

There is a prophecy the South American Indian people and the North American Indians share. It is the Eagle and Condor. It speaks of a time of peace, a time when all people will respect each other and the land. The indigenous people of North America, the people of the mind, the Eagle, will come together with the indigenous people of South America, the people of heart, the Condor. When these two birds fly together in the same sky is when this time of balance and caring will come."

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