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The Indigenous Embassy: A New Beginning

Updated: Mar 22

A heartwarming, Jewish Israeli perspective on the opening of the Indigenous Embassy Jerusalem.

 

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curses thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

                   

I wanted to share with you my impressions of a special event that we had the privilege to attend last month, February 1st. We were invited by a friend, but had no real idea as to what event we were going to, so it was all a beautiful and unexpected surprise.  


As it turned out the event was a special ceremony to inaugurate the fragile beginnings of something new in the world – the Indigenous Embassy of Jerusalem.

The Purpose of this Embassy, as I understand it, is to simply declare that the Jewish people are the true indigenous people of the land of Israel and that they, as the representatives of the global first nations, are standing in solidarity with Israel at this critical time in history.


While much of the rest of the world is screaming that we are ‘occupiers’ and ‘colonizers’, demanding the removal and annihilation of the Jewish People (once again…), these people in their profound understanding of the simple truth have come to gently remind us of who we really are, where we belong on the earth, and what our true purpose is on this earth …


Embassy director Dr Sheree Trotter, from New Zealand, said,’ Many indigenous peoples around the world, recognise the Jewish people as indigenous to the land of Israel.”

Really amazing!  This was a very different message to hear and receive.


These wonderful people came on short notice to Israel, from their own indigenous lands from many nations simply to be in solidarity with Israel in the merit of all the heritage lands and indigenous peoples, tribes and families on the earth. Some of the nations represented were Hawaii, Polynesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Samoa, New Caladonia, the Solomon Islands, the Native Americans and Native Canadians, from Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Australia, and Southern Africa.


From their words and blessings, I understood that they view the Jews as a people who, at one time long ago, were torn from their native land, and miraculously through what could only be the intervention of the Creator Himself, have returned to their own G-d-given land once again.  That Israel is a beacon of hope to many other ‘quiet’ peoples in the world.

 
 

They came all this way through many difficult travels, just to publicly proclaim this incredible statement to all the world and to bring gifts, both physical and spiritual, of their love, encouragement and blessing to the people of Israel.


For me personally, it was very moving, completely unexpected, inspiring and very heart warming. I felt very authentic! That is why (I believe), it is time for us Jews, here in Israel and those living in other places in the world, to gather our own inner (and outer) strength and confidence; spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.


Challenges and Miracles are both coming and we need to strengthen our ‘Kli’, our vessels, to receive a great amount of joy.  From the ‘Ambassadors’, I felt inspired to be more of my authentic and unique self, the way the Creator made me to be.  Sadly, preparing for sorrow, we already have a lot of experience with, but preparing for joy is a whole new wonderful direction! Very exciting…


Challenges and Miracles….

 
 

I saw these shining souls as they danced with us, as messengers come to Israel with a special message; they came here to tell us we are not alone hopeless among the wolves but actually are beloved of many who pray for us daily.


In my heart, to know there are others in this world, including these noble people, who have shared first-hand in their own family histories of what it means to be a persecuted, hunted people was a great comfort. Perhaps because of the similar experiences of the struggles of their own ancestors, and in consideration of their own personal and national pain and sorrows, they more deeply understand what the ‘Return of Zion’ actually means. Also, they are in a unique position to feel the joy of what it means to return again to your own homeland.


Just like the Jews, these people are the representatives of the remnants of their ancestors and feel the call to carry on their heritage to future generations, just as we do. What I most loved, is that they came ‘anyway’, even if they did not have any assurance that their voice would be recognized in any ‘official’ status internationally.


They decided that now is the time to make this usually quiet understated voice heard. With that purpose in mind, they have joined together to form an actual embassy and the sweetest part is that they wanted it to be in Jerusalem, because this is Israel’s eternal capital.


There are now 100 embassies in Israel, 95 of which are located in Tel Aviv, but this one will be among the other 5 which are located in Jerusalem.  Very powerful statement in itself. They dressed in their natives clothing, sang songs in their ancient languages, gave gifts and blessings to Israel, and unveiled a small plaque announcing the 'grand' opening of this Embassy of Indigenous People.



It was very heart warming and amazingly strengthening to feel their blessings and their solidarity. I guess, sometimes, from the most unexpectedsources comes the dawning of the sweetest light to shine so clear and brightly even through the thickest darkness.

These are surely some of the people who have been prophesied to 'come up' to Jerusalem in the future time to join in the celebration at that great Sukkot that is promised to take place one day… 

As to the many horrors that have happened here in these past 4 months, these events clearly shut the door on the past, but in that closing of the past, they also blew open the locks to the doors of the future. 

And that is our heritage that we share together - the future.  This time now, as frightening as it is, it is also a great opportunity to be part of the great Good that is coming.


We know that in these days ahead there still lies a lot of challenges, but as for Israel itself, it is promised that it can never be defeated or destroyed. To that promise I open my soul in faith and trust. Even if my heart is crying now in deep sorrow for those who are gone and those who are suffering, my eyes are still able to remain clear and focused on the good that is coming...


And so, to you, the brave and courageous Founders of the Indigenous Embassy, who have joined with Israel in these critical times of choice – May they receive overflowing blessings from the Creator Himself, to themselves and their families for eternity…


And to all the others in the world who understand the Biblical prophesies of the future, may we see you soon, in the Jerusalem of the Good Future….


May it be soon….


Author: A Jewish Israeli Citizen


Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nachum, Dr. Sheree Trotter, Mike Evans, Chief Joseph "AmaHura" RiverWind, Ambassador Laralyn RiverWind
Unveiling of the Indigenous Embassy Jerusalem Plaque

 

Reference: In this Blog the author writes about a great Sukkot that will take place in the future when Jew and Gentile will come together in a great celebration before the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.


זכריה יד:טז וְהָיָה כָּל הַנּוֹתָר מִכָּל הַגּוֹיִם הַבָּאִים עַל יְרוּשָׁלָ‍ִם וְעָלוּ מִדֵּי

שָׁנָה בְשָׁנָה לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת לְמֶלֶךְ יְ־הוָה צְבָאוֹת וְלָחֹג אֶת חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת.


Zechariah 14:16 All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow low to the King the LORD of Hosts and to observe the Feast of Tabernacles.(Sukkot)

 

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What a beautiful foreshadow of the sunshine to come! I am overjoyed to be living in such a heroic story! Oh Lord may this Dog eat of the crumbs. shalom

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Beautiful.

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This is an awesome time to celebrate the coming together of Native Lands throughout the world to none other than G-d's Holy Land, Israel, to the great city of Jerusalem! Thank you to all who made this possible!

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