“FORT NEGRO’S FIXICO” SPEAKS ON : REV. JESSE JACKSON’S, STEVIE WONDER AND CARL NELSON’S RADIO SHOWS ABOUT THE “MAROON WOMEN CHAMBER OF COOPERATION’S DIPLOMATIC TEAM” HEADING TO THE UNITED NATION’S PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES, APPEARING THERE : 4/22/19 – 5/3/19
HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH
Today is April 14th, 2019 and I’m writing this blog from Los Angeles ,California a few miles from Santa Monica Bay. We must pray for our fellow brothers and sisters who are less fortunate than ourselves and make a special prayer for the chldren that are with them.
On Friday April 12th, 2019, I spoke on two nationally broadcasted Black Consciousness radio programs : Stevie Wonder’s Frontpage KJLH in Inglewood,Ca. and also later that day on Mr. Carl Nelson’s Washington D.C.,WOLDC NEWS show. Then, this morning in an “Embarassment of Riches” I spoke on Reverend Jesse Jackson’s : “KEEP HOPE ALIVE” radio show which is heard on WVON broadcasting out of Chicago, Ill..
I will not give a transcript of my comments on either of the shows. However, I will discuss the fact that on all three shows I spoke about my being invited to the “UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” as part of the Maroon Women Chamber of Cooperation’s delegation to UN Headquarters, NY, NY begining on April 22nd, 2019.
I have been a Seminole Maroon Activist for 20 years after discovering my true genealogy at 52 years of age. I have had to learn ,research and confront many of the issues that will be discussed at the UN, with the exception that in New York there will be an emphasis on the International implications. The MWCoC represents Maroons in the Western Hemisphere who are seeking UN acceptance to attend and participate in activities put on for :”Indigenous Peoples”. Below is:” my personal position” on this issue and it has nothing to do with the official position of the MWCoC. It’s what I have been saying on the radio and in Blogs for years:
“WE ARE NOT DESCENDANTS OF IMMIGRANTS. NOT ONLY WERE OUR ANCESTORS BOUGHT HERE BY FORCE IN CHAINS, IN ORDER TO REMAIN ALIVE THEY HAD TO ACCEPT CRUEL ENSLAVEMENT , WHERE THEY WERE FORCED TO ABANDON ALL PRIOR INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS. THE “ROOTS” DEPICTION OF HOW KUNTA KINTE WAS SEASONED DEMONSTRATES IT ALL.
THEREFORE, JUST AS THE MONGOLIAN “LANDBRIDGE” IMMIGRANT/DESCENDANTS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS “INDIGENOUS” BECAUSE THEY WERE HERE “FIRST” BEFORE THEIR COLONIZERS. WE AS DESCENDANTS MUST ALSO BE DESIGNATED AS “INDIGENOUS… BECAUSE WE WERE “FORCED” TO COME HERE AND ABANDON ALL PRIOR “INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS”.
In my poem “MAMA AMERICA” , I say : ” MAMA AMERICA” …”Africa is grandma NOW”!
Who does the UN say is Indigenous ? “Who are Indigenous Peoples?Understanding the term “indigenous”
Considering the diversity of indigenous peoples, an official definition of “indigenous” has not been adopted by
any UN-system body. Instead the system has developed a modern understanding of this term based on the
• Self- identification as indigenous peoples at the individual level and accepted by the community as their
• Historical continuity with pre-colonial and/or pre-settler societies
• Strong link to territories and surrounding natural resources
• Distinct social, economic or political systems
• Distinct language, culture and beliefs
• Form non-dominant groups of society
• Resolve to maintain and reproduce their ancestral environments and systems as distinctive peoples and
A question of identity • According to the UN the most fruitful approach is to identify, rather than define indigenous peoples.
This is based on the fundamental criterion of self-identification as underlined in a number of human
Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Founder/President of the Semiroon Historical Society , member of the L.A. Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th horse) Cavalry, Private-Sector-Partner of the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act , North American Representative to the Caribbean’s Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s , book and exhibit, entitled: “indiVisible”: African-Native Americans in the Americas