CHURCH MEMBERS INCLUDE:
CHIEF JAGUAR PAW
MATRIARCH MIDWIFE EMERITUS
CHIEFTESS SUTEARA KOOTZ
CHIEF ALCOUPÉ SISI
CHIEF ATSILA AMOR
TRIBAL COUNCILS INCLUDE:
CHIEF JAGUAR PAW
MATRIARCH MIDWIFE EMERITUS
CHIEFTESS SUTEARA KOOTZ
CHIEF ALCOUPÉ SISI
CHIEF ATSILA AMOR
FAMILY NATION TRUST
(26 CFR § 301.7701-7)
(26 U.S. CODE § 7701)
CHIEF JAGUAR PAW
*We are an Unincorporated 508(c)(1)(a) FBO: Rights Guaranteed under Federal Law U.S.C. 26 § 6033(a)(3(a)., and as such, it guarantees our rights to freedom of speech and to govern ourselves according to our own Bylaws and Doctrine.
The First Amendment states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
TAKE NOTICE THAT: pursuant to Constitution of Virginia (as ratified without subsequent amendments)
Pursuant to subsection 6 (a)(6) of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia, on and after January 1, 2003, any county, city, or town may by designation or classification exempt from real or personal property taxes, or both, by ordinance adopted by the local governing body, the real or personal property, or both, owned by a nonprofit organization, including a single member limited liability company whose sole member is a nonprofit organization, that uses such property for religious, charitable, patriotic, historical, benevolent, cultural, or public park and playground purposes. The ordinance shall state the specific use on which the exemption is based, and continuance of the exemption shall be contingent on the continued use of the property in accordance with the purpose for which the organization is classified or designated. No exemption shall be provided to any organization that has any rule, regulation, policy, or practice that unlawfully discriminates on the basis of religious conviction, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Any church, religious association or religious denomination operated exclusively on a nonprofit basis for charitable, religious or educational purposes is hereby classified as a religious and charitable organization. Notwithstanding § 58.1-3609, only property of such association or denomination used exclusively for charitable, religious or educational purposes shall be so exempt from taxation. Motor vehicles owned or leased by churches and used predominantly for church purposes, are hereby classified as property used by its owner for religious purposes. For purposes of this section, property of a church, religious association or religious denomination, or religious body owned or leased in the name of an incorporated church or religious body or corporation mentioned in § 57-16.1, a duly designated ecclesiastical officer, or a trustee of an unincorporated church or religious body shall be deemed to be owned by such church, association or denomination or religious body.
Notice, the undersigned reader acknowledges that the information provided by Sovereign Souls Church is confidential; therefore, reader agrees not to disclose it without the express written permission of Sovereign Souls.
Notice that we are of the existence and intent to be aligned with our universal ancestors and that we honor all forms of business though we govern, ordain, and departmentalize our organization by the peace, love, truth, freedom, and justice, as enlighten one becomes, one will prosper in privacy and harmony with one of another;
and notice that we are not trafficking in commerce, nor are we obtaining capital gains, in any derivative, we are a private donation based organization with no EIN nor STATE or Federal jurisdiction authority, we are not in combat with any organization we are founded upon education and entertainment only; and that we come forth as one with honor to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and that we do acknowledge that race be a statistical purpose only in commercial activity voluntarily though when given consent we have reason to believe and do so believe that one loses rights as a hue-man, hu-man, human, any derivative and becomes obligated to commercial terms that may or may not be related to bankruptcy, emergency, executive authority, military, police, fire, or public office, all of which we honor though we are not associated and any party entering any agreement or contract with our organization shall have no affiliation nor intent to destroy our organization by coercion, duress, racketeering, any derivative of negativity or any derivative to make one consent to any human trafficking of any person shall not be allowed perpetually, so be it, and;
Notice, that is a fact and now It is acknowledged by reader that information to be furnished in this website is in all respects confidential in nature, other than information which is in the public domain through other means and that any disclosure or use of same by reader may cause serious harm or damage to Sovereign Souls. Upon request, this document is to be immediately returned to Sovereign Souls Church.
Sovereign Souls is a non-501 (c)3, private operating non-EIN organization located in Richmond, VA.
The Organization was established in 2011, nunc pro tunc by its Founder/Ministers Chief Jaguar Paw, Chieftess Skyflower and Chieftess Suteara Kootz, who combined has over 20 years of non-trafficking in commerce and non-capital gains as much as possible as a private organization having members only development and consulting experience.
Take notice that this organization is exempt from tax reporting under USC 26 § 508(c) (1) (a). This law refers to the tax exempt status of the Church, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): This 1993 U.S. Federal Law “ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected.
As the federal courts have continuously recognized, the Government cannot impose a religious litmus test, designed to favor certain types of religions or religious practices over others. The primary effect of a government policy or practice cannot be designed to inhibit religion. Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602, 612-13 (1971). In other words, any consideration of an exemption application cannot have the effect of “officially prefer[ring] [one religious denomination] over another.” Larson v. Valente, 456 U.S. 228, 244 (1982).
The United States Supreme Court has explained that any endorsement of a majority religion “sends the ancillary message to . . . non-adherents ‘that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community.’” Santa Fe Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Doe, 530 U.S. 290, 310 (2000) (quoting Lynch v. Donnelly, 465 U.S. 668, 688 (1984) (O’Connor, J., concurring)). The Equal Protection Clause likewise prohibits the Government from impermissibly discriminating among persons based on religion. De La Cruz v. Tormey, 582 F.2d 45, 50 (9th Cir. 1978).
Accordingly, any consideration by the Executive Branch of a religious exemption to the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act must be made so as not to disfavor minority religious groups. The refusal or inability of the Government to attend to this, would constitute violations of the First Amendment’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses, as well as the Fourteenth Amendment’s (implicit within the Fifth Amendment) Equal Protection Clause. Effectively, the Drug Enforcement Administration must consider the exemption application so as to vindicate a standard that would maximize any collision with religious freedoms. This is consistent with both the effect of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Gonzalez case, above, and with the tenets of the RFRA. Official action that targets religious conduct for distinctive treatment cannot be shielded by mere compliance with the requirement of facial neutrality.” Larson, 456 U.S. at 254-55 (holding that a facially neutral law or regulation violated the Establishment Clause in light of legislative history demonstrating an intent to apply regulations only to minority religions); Village of Arlington Heights v. Metro. Housing Dev. Corp., 429 U.S. 252, 266-67 (1977).
Under the federally-enacted RFRA the laws of the land and natural law; and our core religious tenets, Sovereign Souls Church is protected from governmental interference in our sacred plant ceremonies and other sacramental practices. These laws and beliefs allow members of the Indigenous Native American Church to freely exercise our religion by holding sacred ceremonies with the plant teachers that the Indigenous Native Americans have honored and worshiped for millennia.
We believe in the Creator (Great Spirit) and that the Creator made all men and women who have lived, and do now live and who will yet live, as free and equal beings. We recognize the inherent, ancestral, sovereign rights granted to all people by the Creator, human conscience, international law and legal constructs of reciprocity, mutuality, and comity, which cannot be dismissed or extinguished. We believe that we derive from and that we may become like the Native and Traditional Indigenous people who lived in this land anciently. That through their literal descendants, we claim the right to form an Indigenous Traditional Organization based upon their teachings and wisdom which have been passed down to us through the traditions, customs, ceremonies, records that have been guarded through the ages by their descendants. We acknowledge the sacred texts of all traditional religions and religious traditions regarding the principles of sacred expression and natural medicine.
Our mission is to restore divine wisdom and knowledge of what nature offers to enhance health and life. We affirm to do this through traditional ceremony, sacraments, scriptural and spiritually valid science, based on natural law to assess, improve and restore good physical, mental and spiritual health. The focus of Sovereign Souls is not on disease and treatment of disease but on analyzing the genesis of poor health, hygiene and utilizing the natural law, inclusive of physical, mental and spiritual insights for health restoration based on traditions found in the sacred text and scripture. While respecting and utilizing scripturally valid science, Sovereign Souls has its basis in the Creator’s (Great Spirit) law of nature and its abundant products and not in science.
Accordingly, we believe that we are all relations, one to another, and we are children of the same Creator (Great Spirit). We affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1994/45, August 26, 1994, U.N. Doc. E/.CN.4/1995/2, E/CN.4/sub.2/1994/56, at 105(1994), which finally culminated in the Unanimous Ratification of the Member States and has become part of International Rights Law.
Fundamental to our traditions is the truth that, as children of the Creator (Great Spirit), we are entitled to the freedoms of thought, religion, education, assembly, opinion, speech, movement, our sacred rights of worship, methods of healing, our traditional lifestyle and security within our historical territories, insofar as that freedom does not prevent others from likewise enjoying the same freedoms. We believe that men and women have been endowed with intelligence enough to govern themselves in such a manner as to guarantee to themselves these freedoms, to establish just and right ways to deal with each other, to maintain a tranquil and secure domestic life, provide for defense of these rights when needed, and to ensure for ourselves and our posterity the blessings that our culture, traditions and teachings bring.
Accordingly we exercise the Right of Self-Determination, which has been guaranteed by International and Domestic Law to form Sovereign Souls, Indigenous Traditional Organization, comprised of individuals whose lineage may or may not descend from any Federally or Crown Recognized Tribes or Bands, Non-Recognized Tribes and Bands, Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan or any other Indigenous Peoples worldwide as well as other individuals, tribes or groups Sovereign Souls shall see fit to admit by the exercise of our Religion and the administration of our Cultural Traditions and Institutions, whom we recognize as our people, founded upon the Customs, Traditions, Principles, Religion, Governance, and Belief-Systems cited herein, and we ordain and establish this Constitution for the Sovereign Souls Indigenous Traditional Organization as an Indigenous Group under UNDRIP.
The purpose of this Church shall be to strengthening spiritual relationships with the Creator; systematically remove shame, guilt and fear of death; create an empathic and non-judgmental community of supporters so that we can live in courage, gratitude, acceptance, and peace; Love ourselves so we can love others, live in real joy and compassion; Protect members from harmful mandates that are unholy to the Creator. End all forms of violence, discrimination, and oppression wherever they occur, and procure the divine rights to access the lands, territories and resources needed to strengthen the institutions, cultures and traditions. Connect with aligned 508(c)(1)(a) churches and ministries; Aboriginal tribal nations, shamans, and indigenous healers, sacramental practitioners, organizations and businesses for the purpose of deepening connections with the Creator. Also, travel and spread the message of love. And lastly, so the Trustee can manage and distribute assets to Beneficiaries and ensure the proper and lawful administration of the Estate during the lifetime of the Grantor, and in accordance with his Will as expressed before the trustees and witnesses.
Part of what it means to be a Sovereign Soul is to keep our faith very private, and work on our spiritual practice and prayer in silence, learning to quietly and peacefully purify ourselves, under God, alone. Our spiritual practices encourage a God-man/woman direct connection that is entirely internal and personal, never to be put on display. For when we practice or pray, if others know about it or hear us, then the purpose of the prayer becomes for others to hear us and not to show our devotion to God.
Sovereign Souls Autochthonous Declaration of Core Principals:
Sovereign Souls Autochthonous Code of Ethics
1. Never harm a melanated woman’s mind, body or spirit for she is the physical manifestation of G.O.D.
2. As children of the Sun, the only sin is disrupting/defiling the cycles of nature.
3. Do not harm your fellow tribesmen/woman on ANY plane of existence.
4. The only holy-days this tribe recognizes are those occurring in nature.
5. Religious dogma has no place in this tribe.
6.Hindrance of life experience will not be tolerated.
7. We strive to recognize the sacred shapes & numbers that guide us to Source/the Creator
8. No trauma, harm, or neglect will come to any place new living spirits sent from the ether.
9. We strive to utilize the sacred plants, herbs, & land to fulfill our divine purpose as a tribe/community.
10. We strive to learn & co-create with new living spirits sent from Source/the Creator.
11. We strive to act only in love & truth -never fear.
12. This tribe does not tolerate anything dealing with politics, especially democracy. Our society consists of self-sustainability & a matrilineal lifestyle.
13. Our vessel shall be returned to Mother Gaia via the 4 elements (Earth, air/ether, water, fire).
Sovereign Souls Autochthonous Bill of Rights
1. Every member is their own spiritual master Ordained by our cosmic God/Universe, or any name you choose to call the pulse of conscious magnetism connecting all, and as such, shall govern themselves in the highest of accountability and integrity, Under God,
2. There is no person or authority that can stand between you & your connection to The Divine. You are the master of your body, as it is your property: your sacred Temple of God, we honor each person in fellowship as the sole/soul owner of the physical matter that make up your body,
3. The physical body/vehicle is God's divine artwork, our devotion is shown by the purity of our mind, body and soul, starting with the body, it shall never be maimed or genetically modified, patented, combined with unclean blood of beasts or aborted fetal cells, etc.,
4. The physical body/vehicle is God's divine artwork, our devotion is shown by the purity of our mind, body and soul, starting with the body, it shall never be maimed or genetically modified, patented, combined with unclean blood of beasts or aborted fetal cells, etc.,
5. Every being has the right to pure water, unobstructed fresh air, clean natural, organic/non gmo foods, to nourish their property, (their living body),
6. The Breath is the Sacred Instrument that connects us to God. Air is the bridge to God, and we must at all times have access to unobstructed air flow,
7. Each man or woman has the right to decide what goes in their vessel, on it and around it; Your vehicle/body is your property, and we uphold the rights to your property in the utmost sacredness. Your body is your Temple, where God Dwells, each of us must govern it according to our personal covenants with God,
8. No other being, or persons calling themselves a 'government' can supersede Gods Law that each person holds for themselves, as men and women living on the land. God dwells in you and you are of God, only you can set your own Divine Law and shall govern yourself in the highest integrity, in accordance with the Laws set forth between you and The Divine,
9. No group of people calling themselves a government can mandate anything concerning your property, as each of our members are men and women living on the land, serving God, and as such, in the Jurisdiction of GOD, who's court lies outside AND ABOVE the jurisdiction of corporate 'governmental' structures,
10. We come in Peace and Honor, and, By our highest sacred doctrine, dictated by GOD, our body is our property, and as such, we hereby notify all men and women who at times acts as a "government", that our bodies, our children, etc are our property, and at no point shall our rights to travel, feed, or pursue our livelihoods to care for our property be restrained by 'mandates' acting against the Jurisdiction of Gods Law,
11. It is our Sacred Duty to self govern, each person governing themselves, exclusively under God's Law, with the utmost of integrity, as our only responsibilities are with The Divine, and as such, will lead the way, as we perfect ourselves by inner sanctification.
Sovereign Souls Private Officials Under Autochthonous Oath of Office:
Holidays Sovereign Souls currently observes the following as sacred holy days:
Membership / Instruments The church shall receive as members those who have accepted the Sovereign Souls spiritual and religious principles, and manifesting the fruits of the Great Spirit in their lives, and agree with the code of ethics of this church. (Sovereign Souls will provide various levels of membership appropriate for the education, commitment, and healing scope of practice specific to the applicant and compared to our established standards, which are subject to change by the Board at any time) The only requirement for membership is a request, and one can become a member from day one, if they are and or express a belief in the foundation principles of Sovereign Souls. Meeting of the minds consist when members want to become private members, where's PMA Agreements and Code of Ethics are signed.
Sovereign Souls Declaration On The Rights of Autochthonous People.
THE Ministers, Private Officials, and Members of Sovereign Souls Church had a 'Meeting of the Minds" dated 09.15.2021
RECOGNIZING That the rights of indigenous peoples are both essential and of historic significance to the present and future of the Americas; The important presence in the Americas of indigenous peoples and their immense contribution to development, plurality, and cultural diversity and reiterating our commitment to their economic and social well-being, as well as the obligation to respect their rights and cultural identity; and That the existence of indigenous cultures and peoples of the Americas is important to humanity; and
REAFFIRMING that indigenous peoples are original, diverse societies with their own identities that form an integral part of the Americas;
CONCERNED that indigenous peoples have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter alia, their colonization and dispossession of their lands, territories and resources, thus preventing them from exercising, in particular, their right to development in accordance with their own needs and interests;
RECOGNIZING the urgent need to respect and promote the inherent rights of indigenous peoples which derive from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories and philosophies, especially their rights to their lands, territories and resources;
RECOGNIZING FURTHER that respect for indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditional practices contributes to sustainable and equitable development and proper management of the environment;
BEARING IN MIND the progress achieved at the international level in recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples, especially the 169 ILO Convention and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
BEARING IN MIND ALSO the progress made in nations of the Americas, at the constitutional, legislative, and jurisprudential levels to safeguard, promote, and protect the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as the political will of states to continue their progress toward recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas;
RECALLING the commitments undertaken by the Member States to guarantee, promote, and protect the rights and institutions of indigenous peoples, including those undertaken at the Third and Fourth Summits of the Americas;
RECALLING AS WELL the universality, inseparability, and interdependence of human rights recognized under international law;
CONVINCED that recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples in this Declaration will foster among states and indigenous peoples harmonious and cooperative relations based on the principles of justice, democracy, respect for human rights, nondiscrimination, and good faith;
CONSIDERING the importance of eliminating all forms of discrimination that may affect indigenous peoples, and taking into account the responsibility of states to combat them;
ENCOURAGING States to respect and comply with and effectively implement all their obligations as they apply to indigenous peoples under international instruments, in particular those related to human rights, in consultation and cooperation with the peoples concerned;
SECTION ONE: Indigenous Peoples. Scope of Application
1. Sovereign Souls Declaration On The Right of Autochthonous People applies to the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
2. Self-identification as indigenous peoples will be a fundamental criteria for determining to whom this Declaration applies. The states shall respect the right to such self identification as indigenous, individually or collectively, in keeping with the practices and institutions of each indigenous people.
The states recognize and respect the multicultural and multilingual character of the indigenous peoples, who are an integral part of their societies.
Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, people, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act contrary to the Charter of the Organization of American States and the Charter of the United Nations or construed as authorizing or encouraging any action which would dismember or impair, totally or in part, the territorial integrity or political unity of sovereign and independent States.
SECTION TWO: Human Rights and Collective Rights
Full effect and observance of human rights Indigenous peoples and persons have the right to the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Charter of the Organization of American States and international human rights law.
Collective rights Indigenous peoples have collective rights that are indispensable for their existence, well being, and integral development as peoples. In this regard, the states recognize and respect, the right of the indigenous peoples to their collective action; to their juridical, social, political, and economic systems or institutions; to their own cultures; to profess and practice their spiritual beliefs; to use their own tongues and languages; and to their lands, territories and resources. States shall promote with the full and effective participation of the indigenous peoples the harmonious coexistence of rights and systems of the different population, groups, and cultures.
Sovereign Souls Autochthonous Bill of Rights
Every member is their own spiritual master Ordained by our cosmic God/Universe, or any name you choose to call the pulse of conscious magnetism connecting all, and as such, shall govern themselves in the highest of accountability and integrity, Under God,
There is no person or authority that can stand between you & your connection to The Divine. You are the master of your body, as it is your property: your sacred Temple of God, we honor each person in fellowship as the sole/soul owner of the physical matter that make up your body,
The physical body/vehicle is God's divine artwork, our devotion is shown by the purity of our mind, body and soul, starting with the body, it shall never be maimed or genetically modified, patented, combined with unclean blood of beasts or aborted fetal cells, etc.,
The physical body/vehicle is God's divine artwork, our devotion is shown by the purity of our mind, body and soul, starting with the body, it shall never be maimed or genetically modified, patented, combined with unclean blood of beasts or aborted fetal cells, etc.,
Every being has the right to pure water, unobstructed fresh air, clean natural, organic/non gmo foods, to nourish their property, (their living body),
The Breath is the Sacred Instrument that connects us to God. Air is the bridge to God, and we must at all times have access to unobstructed air flow,
Each man or woman has the right to decide what goes in their vessel, on it and around it; Your vehicle/body is your property, and we uphold the rights to your property in the utmost sacredness. Your body is your Temple, where God Dwells, each of us must govern it according to our personal covenants with God,
No other being, or persons calling themselves a 'government' can supersede Gods Law that each person holds for themselves, as men and women living on the land. God dwells in you and you are of God, only you can set your own Divine Law and shall govern yourself in the highest integrity, in accordance with the Laws set forth between you and The Divine,
No group of people calling themselves a government can mandate anything concerning your property, as each of our members are men and women living on the land, serving God, and as such, in the Jurisdiction of GOD, who's court lies outside AND ABOVE the jurisdiction of corporate 'governmental' structures,
We come in Peace and Honor, and, By our highest sacred doctrine, dictated by GOD, our body is our property, and as such, we hereby notify all men and women who at times acts as a "government", that our bodies, our children, etc are our property, and at no point shall our rights to travel, feed, or pursue our livelihoods to care for our property be restrained by 'mandates' acting against the Jurisdiction of Gods Law,
It is our Sacred Duty to self govern, each person governing themselves, exclusively under God's Law, with the utmost of integrity, as our only responsibilities are with The Divine, and as such, will lead the way, as we perfect ourselves by inner sanctification.
Article VII. Gender equality
1. Indigenous women have the right to the recognition, protection, and enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms provided for in international law, free of all forms of discrimination.
2. States recognize that violence against indigenous peoples and persons, particularly women, hinders or nullifies the enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
3. States shall adopt the necessary measures, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence and discrimination, particularly against indigenous women and children.
Article VIII. Right to belong to the indigenous peoples.
Indigenous persons and communities have the right to belong to one or more indigenous peoples, in accordance with the identity, traditions, customs, and systems of belonging of each people. No discrimination of any kind may arise from the exercise of such a right.
Article IX. Juridical personality.
The states shall recognize fully the juridical personality of the indigenous peoples, respecting indigenous forms of organization and promoting the full exercise of the rights recognized in this Declaration.
Article X. Rejection of assimilation
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, express, and freely develop their cultural identity in all respects, free from any external attempt at assimilation.
2. The States shall not carry out, adopt, support, or favor any policy to assimilate the indigenous peoples or to destroy their cultures.
Article XI. Protection against genocide
Indigenous peoples have the right to not be subjected to any form of genocide or attempts to exterminate them.
Article XII. Guarantees against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and other related forms of intolerance
Indigenous peoples have the right not to be subject to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and other related forms of intolerance. The states shall adopt the preventive and corrective measures necessary for the full and effective protection of this right.
SECTION THREE: Cultural identity
Article XIII. Right to cultural identity and integrity
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to their own cultural identity and integrity and to their cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, including historic and ancestral heritage; and to the protection, preservation, maintenance, and development of that cultural heritage for their collective continuity and that of their members and so as to transmit that heritage to future generations.
2. States shall provide redress through effective mechanisms, which may include restitution, developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples, with respect to their cultural, intellectual, religious and spiritual property taken without their free, prior and informed consent or in violation of their laws, traditions and customs.
3. Indigenous people have the right to the recognition and respect for all their ways of life, world views, spirituality, uses and customs, norms and traditions, forms of social, economic and political organization, forms of transmission of knowledge, institutions, practices, beliefs, values, dress and languages, recognizing their inter-relationship as elaborated in this Declaration.
Article XIV. Systems of Knowledge, Language and Communication
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to preserve, use, develop, revitalize, and transmit to future generations their own histories, languages, oral traditions, philosophies, systems of knowledge, writing, and literature; and to designate and maintain their own names for their communities, individuals, and places.
2. The states shall adopt adequate and effective measures to protect the exercise of this right with the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples.
3. Indigenous peoples have the right to promote and develop all their systems and media
of communication, including their own radio and television programs, and to have equal access to all other means of communication and information. The states shall take measures to promote the broadcast of radio and television programs in indigenous languages, particularly in areas with an indigenous presence. The states shall support and facilitate the creation of indigenous radio and television stations, as well as other means of information and communication.
4. The states, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, shall make efforts to ensure that those peoples can understand and be understood in their languages in administrative, political, and judicial proceedings, where necessary through the provision of interpretation or by other effective means.
Article XV. Education
1. Indigenous peoples and individuals, particularly indigenous children, have the right to all levels and forms of education, without discrimination.
2. States and indigenous peoples, in keeping with the principle of equality of opportunity, shall promote the reduction of disparities in education between indigenous and non indigenous peoples.
3. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions, providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.
4. In conjunction with indigenous peoples, the states shall take effective measures to ensure that indigenous persons living outside their communities, particularly children, may have access to education in their own languages and cultures.
5. States shall promote harmonious intercultural relations, ensuring that the curricula of state educational systems reflect the pluricultural and multilingual nature of their societies and encourage respect for and knowledge of the different indigenous cultures. States shall, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, promote intercultural education that reflects the worldview, histories, languages, knowledge, values, cultures, practices, and ways of life of those peoples. 6. States, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, shall adopt necessary and effective measures to ensure the exercise and observance of these rights.
Article XVI. Indigenous spirituality
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to freely exercise their own spirituality and beliefs and, by virtue of that right, to practice, develop, transmit, and teach their traditions, customs, and ceremonies, and to carry them out in public and in private, individually and collectively.
2. No indigenous people or person shall be subject to pressures or impositions, or any other type of coercive measures that impair or limit their right to freely exercise their
indigenous spirituality and beliefs.
3. Indigenous Peoples have the right to preserve, protect, and access their sacred sites, including their burial grounds; to use and control their sacred objects relics, and to recover their human remains.
4. States, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, shall adopt effective measures, to promote respect for indigenous spirituality and beliefs, and to protect the integrity of the symbols, practices, ceremonies, expressions, and spiritual protocols of indigenous peoples, in accordance with international law.
Article XVII. Indigenous family
1. The family is a natural and fundamental group unit of society. Indigenous peoples have the right to preserve, maintain, and promote their own family systems. States shall recognize, respect, and protect the various indigenous forms of family, in particular the extended family, as well as the forms of matrimonial union, filiations, descent, and family name. In all cases, gender and generational equity shall be recognized and respected. 2. In matters relating to custody, adoption, severance of family ties, and related matters, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. In determining the best interests of the child, courts and other relevant institutions shall take into account the right of every indigenous child, in community with member of his or her people, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practice his or her own religion or to use his or her own language and in that regard shall look to the indigenous law of the peoples concerned and shall consider their points of view, rights and interest, including the positions of individuals, the family, and the community. Article XVIII. Health 1. Indigenous peoples have the collective and individual right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical, mental, and spiritual health.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to their own health systems and practices, as well as to the use and protection of the plants, animals, minerals of vital interests, and other natural resources for medicinal use in their ancestral lands and territories.
3. States shall take measures to prevent and prohibit indigenous peoples and individuals from being subject to research programs, biological or medical experimentation, as well as sterilization without their prior, free, and informed consent. Likewise, indigenous peoples and persons have the right, as appropriate, to access to their data, medical records, and documentation of research conducted by individuals and public and private institutions.
4. Indigenous peoples have the right to use, without any discrimination whatsoever, all the health and medical care institutions and services accessible to the general population. States, in consultation and coordination with indigenous peoples, shall promote intercultural systems or practices in the medical and health services provided in indigenous communities, including training of indigenous technical and professional health care personnel.
5. States shall guarantee the effective exercise of the rights contained in this article.
Article XIX. Right to protection of a healthy environment
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to live in harmony with nature and to a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment, essential conditions for the full enjoyment of the right to life, to their spirituality, worldview and to collective well-being.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to conserve, restore, and protect the environment and to manage their lands, territories and resources in a sustainable way.
3. Indigenous peoples are entitled to be protected against the introduction of, abandonment, dispersion, transit, indiscriminate use or deposit of any harmful substance that could negatively affect indigenous communities, lands, territories and resources.
4. Indigenous peoples have the right to the conservation and protection of the environment and the productive capacity of their lands or territories and resources. States shall establish and implement assistance programs for indigenous peoples for such conservation and protection, without discrimination.
SECTION FOUR: Organizational and Political Rights
Article XX. Rights of association, assembly, and freedom of expression and thought
1. Indigenous peoples have the rights of association, assembly, organization and expression, and to exercise them without interference and in accordance with their worldview, inter alia, values, usages, customs, ancestral traditions, beliefs, spirituality, and other cultural practices.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to assemble on their sacred and ceremonial sites and areas. For this purpose they shall have free access and use to these sites and areas.
3. Indigenous peoples, in particular those who are divided by international borders, shall have the right to travel and to maintain and develop contacts, relations, and direct cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political, economic, and social purposes, with their members and other peoples.
4. These states shall adopt, in consultation and cooperation with the indigenous peoples, effective measures to ensure the exercise and application of these rights.
Article XXI. Right to autonomy or self-government
1. Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their own decision-making institutions. They also have the right to participate in the decision making in matters which would affect their rights. They may do so directly or through their representatives, and accordance with their own norms, procedures, and traditions. They also have the right to equal opportunities to access and to participate fully and effectively as peoples in all national institutions and fora, including deliberative bodies.
3. This church shall remain free and self-governing. The Government is vested in its membership and administered by its officers. In function, final authority shall reside in the membership. They shall approve and/or affirm Sovereign Souls qualified leadership, to carry out the purposes. Our leadership will hold leadership meetings to talk, brainstorm and agree on any discipline or change that maybe required. We as the Temple members of Sovereign Souls are pure, complete, with direct connection and relationship with Our Creator. We consult no medium to connect us, speak for us, in relation to Our Creator. We the temple members of Sovereign Souls commune organically and peacefully with Our Creator in the Private space of our dwelling’s domiciles, and Estates. Through this, we are fully self-sufficient and self-governing. With the power and knowledge to administer over our own affairs spiritually, economically, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Self-governing means being responsible for our estates both personal, and economical. Self-Govern means addressing directly without medium ship the source of all creation.
4. Self-Govern means being mature enough to harmonize any disharmonic energy that may arise as a byproduct of living on this planet. Self-Govern means taking responsibility and control over our affairs. Self-Govern means we no longer require the services or overseeing of any governmental structure.
Article XXII. Indigenous law and jurisdiction
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to promote, develop and maintain their institutional structures and their distinctive customs, spirituality, traditions, procedures, practices and, in the cases where they exist, juridical systems or customs, in accordance with international human rights standards.
2. The indigenous law and legal systems shall be recognized and respected by the national, regional and international legal systems. 3. The matters referring to indigenous persons or to their rights or interests in the jurisdiction of each state shall be conducted so as to provide for the right of the indigenous people to full representation with dignity and equality before the law. Consequently, they are entitled, without discrimination, to equal protection and benefit of the law, including the use of linguistic and cultural interpreters. 4. The States shall take effective measures in conjunction with indigenous peoples to ensure the implementation of this article.
The Jurisdiction of Our Creator is Supreme
As fully remembered connected and living beings, we recognize, believe and have full faith in the Eternal Jurisdiction of Source/God/Our Creator. It is our right to acknowledge that as living men and women we are the children of the living light and eternal presence. Until another can prove under penalty of perjury with 2 witnesses signed in wet ink, that they have created our spirit, our body, our mind, they cannot have any control, power, or jurisdiction over any part of our being. The burden of proof is own those who claim they have lawful right to dictate the contents of our being spiritually and physically.
Until another can prove that our soul essence belongs to them, they cannot make any judgments against us. It is against our religion to be judged by any other than Our Creator. It is not possible for any corporation, business, court, non living thing to have administrative power over a living spirit and one who is whole and complete.
The legal support for the State’s lack of jurisdiction over the church in America is not only the Word of God, and the Spirit of Sacred Plants but the First Amendment to the Constitution for the United States, as stated above and below. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. No church in any nation at any point in history can lay claim to the freedoms and liberties that are guaranteed the church in America. The First Amendment is an act of God’s Providence to safeguard His church and maintain its independence from the State. The First Amendment is the highest form of real protection the church has ever known in history.
Article XXIII. Contributions of the indigenous legal and organizational systems
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to full and effective participation in decision making, through representatives chosen by themselves in accordance with their own institutions, in matters which affect their rights, and which are related to the development and execution of laws, public policies, programs, plans, and actions related to indigenous matters.
2. States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent before adopting and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.
Article XXIV. Treaties, agreements, and other constructive arrangements
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to the recognition, observance, and enforcement of the treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements concluded with states and their successors, in accordance with their true spirit and intent in good faith and to have the same be respected and honored by the States. States shall give due consideration to the understanding of the indigenous peoples as regards to treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.
2. When disputes cannot be resolved between the parties in relation to such treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, these shall be submitted to competent bodies, including regional and international bodies, by the States or indigenous peoples concerned.
3. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as diminishing or eliminating the rights of indigenous peoples contained in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.
SECTION FIVE: Social, Economic, and Property Rights
Article XXV. Traditional forms of property and cultural survival. Right to land, territory, and resources
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinctive spiritual, cultural, and material relationship to their lands, territories, and resources and to assume their responsibilities to preserve them for themselves and for future generations.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired.
3. Indigenous peoples have the right to own, use, develop and control the lands, territories and resources that they possess by reason of traditional ownership or other traditional occupation or use, as well as those which they have otherwise acquired.
4. States shall give legal recognition and protection to these lands, territories and resources. Such recognition shall be conducted with due respect to the customs, traditions and land tenure systems of the indigenous peoples concerned.
5. Indigenous peoples have the right to legal recognition of the various and particular modalities and forms of property, possession and ownership of their lands, territories, and resources in accordance with the legal system of each State and the relevant international instruments. The states shall establish the special regimes appropriate for such recognition, and for their effective demarcation or titling.
Article XXVI. Indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation or initial contact
1. Indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation or initial contact have the right to remain in that condition and to live freely and in accordance with their cultures.
2. The states shall adopt adequate policies and measures with the knowledge and participation of indigenous peoples and organizations to recognize, respect, and protect the lands, territories, environment, and cultures of these peoples as well as their life, and individual and collective integrity.
Article XXVII. Labor Rights
1. Indigenous peoples and persons have the rights and guarantees recognized in national and international labor law. States shall take all special measures to prevent, punish and remedy the discrimination to which indigenous peoples and persons are subjected.
2. States, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, shall adopt immediate and effective measures to eliminate exploitative labor practices with regard to indigenous peoples, in particular, indigenous children, women and elders.
3. In case indigenous peoples are not effectively protected by the laws applicable to workers in general, states, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, shall take all measures that may be necessary in order to:
a. protect indigenous workers and employees in relation to contracting under fair and equal conditions in both formal and informal employment;
b. establish, apply, or improve labor inspection and the enforcement of rules with particular attention to, inter alia, regions, companies, and labor activities in which indigenous workers or employees participate;
c. establish, apply or enforce laws so that both female and male indigenous workers:
i. enjoy equal opportunities and treatment in all terms, conditions, and benefits of employment, including training and capacity-building, under national and international law;
ii. enjoy the right of association, the right to form trade unions, and join trade union activities, and the right to bargain collectively with employers through representatives of their own choosing or workers’ organizations, including traditional authorities;
iii. are not subject to discrimination or harassment on the basis of, inter alia, race, sex, indigenous origin or identity;
iv. are not subject to coercive hiring systems, including debt servitude or any other form of forced or compulsory labor regardless of whether the labor arrangement arises from law, custom, or an individual or collective arrangement, in which case the labor arrangement shall be deemed absolutely null and void;
v. are not forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and personal safety; and are protected from work that does not comport with occupational health and safety standards; and
vi. receive full and effective legal protection, without discrimination, when they provide their services as seasonal, occasional, or migrant workers, as well as when they are contracted by employers such that they receive the benefits of the national legislation and practices, which shall be in accordance with the international human rights laws and standards for this category of workers;
d. ensure that the indigenous workers and their employers are informed of the rights of indigenous workers under national law and international and indigenous standards, and of the remedies and actions available to them to protect those rights.
4. States shall take measures to promote employment of indigenous individuals.
Article XXVIII. Protection of Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to the full recognition and respect for their property, ownership, possession, control, development, and protection of their tangible and intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property, including its collective nature, transmitted through millennia, from generation to generation.
2. The collective intellectual property of indigenous peoples includes, inter alia, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions including traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, ancestral designs and procedures, cultural, artistic, spiritual, technological, and scientific, expressions, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the knowledge and developments of their own related to biodiversity and the utility and qualities of seeds and medicinal plants, flora and fauna.
3. States, with the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples, shall adopt measures necessary to ensure that national and international agreements and regimes provide recognition and adequate protection for the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples and intellectual property associated with that heritage. In adopting these measures, consultations shall be effective intended to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent of indigenous peoples.
Article XXIX. Right to development
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and determine their own priorities with respect to their political, economic, social, and cultural development in conformity with their own world view. They also have the right to be guaranteed the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development, and to engage freely in all their economic activities
2. This right includes the development of policies, plans, programs, and strategies in the exercise of their right to development and to implement them in accordance with their political and social organization, norms and procedures, their own world views and institutions.
3. Indigenous peoples have the right to be actively involved in developing and determining development programs affecting them and, as far as possible, to administer such programs through their own institutions.
4. States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources, particularly in connection with the development, utilization or exploitation of mineral, water or other resources.
5. Indigenous peoples have the right to effective measures to mitigate adverse ecological, economic, social, cultural, or spiritual impacts for the implementation of development projects that affect their rights. Indigenous peoples who have been deprived of their own means of subsistence and development have the right to restitution and, where this is not possible, to fair and equitable compensation. This includes the right to compensation for any damage caused to them by the implementation of state, international financial institutions or private business plans, programs, or projects.
Article XXX. Right to peace, security, and protection
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to peace and security.
2. Indigenous peoples have the right to recognition and respect for their institutions for the maintenance of their organization and control of its communities and peoples.
3. Indigenous peoples have the right to protection and security in situations or periods of internal or international armed conflict pursuant to international humanitarian law.
4. Sovereign Souls Church is protect by Tribal Enterprise 'Yaahkii Aboriginals'.
5. States, in compliance with international agreements to which they are party, in particular international humanitarian law and international human rights law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, and Protocol II of 1977 relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts, in the event of armed conflicts shall take adequate measures to protect the human rights, institutions, lands, territories, and resources of the indigenous peoples and their communities. Likewise, States:
a. Shall not recruit indigenous children and adolescents into the armed forces under any circumstances;
b. Shall take measures of effective reparation and provide adequate resources for the same, in jointly with the indigenous peoples affected, for the damages incurred caused by an armed conflict.
c. Shall take special and effective measures in collaboration with indigenous peoples to guarantee that indigenous women, children live free from all forms of violence, especially sexual violence, and shall guarantee the right to access to justice, protection, and effective reparation for damages incurred to the victims.
6. Military activities shall not take place in the lands or territories of indigenous peoples, unless justified by a relevant public interest or otherwise freely agreed with or requested by the indigenous peoples concerned.
SECTION SIX: General Provisions
1. The states shall ensure the full enjoyment of the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their right to maintain their cultural identity, spiritual and religious traditions, worldview, values and the protection of their religious and cultural sites, and human rights contained in this Declaration.
2. The states shall promote, with the full and effective participation of the indigenous peoples, the adoption of the legislative and other measures that may be necessary to give effect to the rights included in this Declaration.
All the rights and freedoms recognized in the present Declaration are guaranteed equally to indigenous women and men.
Indigenous peoples and persons have the right to effective and appropriate remedies, including prompt judicial remedies, for the reparation of all violations of their collective and individual rights. The states, with full and effective participation of indigenous peoples, shall provide the necessary mechanisms for the exercise of this right.
In case of conflicts and disputes with indigenous peoples, states shall provide, with the full and effective participation of those peoples, just, equitable and effective mechanisms and procedures for their prompt resolution. For this purpose, due consideration and recognition shall be given to the customs, traditions, norms or legal systems of the indigenous peoples concerned.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted so as to limit, restrict, or deny human rights in any way, or so as to authorize any action that is not in keeping with international human rights law.
In the exercise of the rights enunciated in the present Declaration, human rights and fundamental freedoms of all shall be respected. The exercise of the rights set forth in this Declaration shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law and in accordance with international human rights obligations. Any such limitations shall be non-discriminatory and strictly necessary solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for meeting the just and most compelling requirements of a democratic society. The provisions set forth in this Declaration shall be interpreted in accordance with the principles of justice, democracy, respect for human rights, equality, non-discrimination, good governance, and good faith.
Indigenous peoples have the right to have access to financial and technical assistance from States and through international cooperation, for the enjoyment of the rights contained in this Declaration.
The Organization of American States, its organs, agencies, and entities, shall take all necessary measures to promote the full respect, protection, and application of the rights of indigenous peoples contained in this Declaration and shall endeavor to ensure their efficacy.
The nature and scope of the measures that shall be taken to implement this Declaration shall be determined in accordance with the spirit and purpose of said Declaration.
Nothing in this declaration shall be construed as diminishing or extinguishing rights that indigenous peoples now have or may acquire in the future.
The rights recognized in this Declaration and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.