The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a Massive Land Grab Masquerading as Restitutions

By Dan Titus, ACSC, May 13, 2024

On September 20, 2023, the Biden administration met at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York with the goal of recommitting to the [United Nations] 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals—SDGs. A White House fact sheet stated, “The United States is committed to the full implementation of 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, at home and abroad. Therefore, the United States Federal agencies are under of the control United Nations. This means you are under control of the U.N.

The United Nations states “global indicator frameworks that will measure progress of implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) includes  two indicators that refers directly to Indigenous Peoples (Indicator 2.3.2 and 4.5.1) and several other indicators that are relevant for Indigenous Peoples, particularly indicator 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 on land rights.”

In the United States, millions of dollars from the Inflation Reduction Act are being spent to radicalize Indian tribes to reclaim lands. It’s also happening all over the world under United Nations programs like, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with Ron Vaillant in a recent video titled, “The U.N. is Stealing Land: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a Massive Land Grab Masquerading As Restitutions!!!”

The UNDRIP was established in 2007 as a way of giving “restitutions” around the world. This is being peddled through indigenous people’s land acknowledgments that essentially apologize to Indians for the land that cities sit on. Have you been to an event lately where someone comes out and apologizes that the venue sits on indigenous land? It’s happening in San Bernardino County, California, too.

The city of Rancho Cucamonga’s 2021 General Plan Update has in its opening paragraph an indigenous land acknowledgment, which is concerning because this plan is official policy document for the city and could lead to lawsuits by tribes. In a recent news letter San Bernardino County Supervisor, Jesse Armendarez, said, “I am thrilled to announce the recent approval of the Chaffey Communities Cultural Center for the Cooper’s Museum Renovation Project. This project not only enhances educational opportunities in the City of Upland but also contributes to preserving the rich history of the indigenous Gabrieleno Tongva tribe.

In her book, “Slumbering Thunder: A Primer for Confronting the Spread of Federal Indian Policy and Tribalism Overwhelming America”, Elaine Willman notes that Indian Tribes have been reclaiming land under U.S. policy for decades. UNDRIP could further expedite lawsuits for more land reclamations.

Dan Titus is affiliated with the American Coalition for Sustainable Communities (ACSC). Their mission is sustaining representative government; not governance, by collectivist-oriented unelected agencies and commissions.