Indigenous Philanthropy That Rewards Beneficiaries and Supporters
Join Us to Establish our 1st Indigenous Unity Mission
Globcal International has come to understand that to operate under post-pandemic conditions we need a new location that is readily accessible to Indigenous Peoples (beneficiaries) and their supporters (customers). We need a location where both the political climate and social environment fosters continuing their sustainable development initiatives and the strengthening of their autonomous governments transparently. The location needs to support Indigenous self-determination, provide cultural and intellectual property rights and enhance their position as a sovereign pre-Columbian ethnic group.
Currently the choices are few in South America, we investigated countries that we have focused upon that allow these claimant rights for Indigenous Peoples internationally, we have explored many including Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Mexico and Panama. Since I do not speak Portuguese and because part of my family is in Kentucky with another part in Venezuela; Colombia is on the top of the list, it appears to be the best location and natural choice for a new primary international mission (ad hoc headquarters) in South America in Bogota, Villavicencio or Vichada. Colombia is also an agreeable location with the US government for nonprofit biodiversity and sustainable development programs like USAID, Colombia is approved diplomatically by the EU parliament, with the United Nations and World Bank (UNDRIP) in the area of Indigenous led conservation and climate change finance. Best of all is, we will no longer be blocked from receiving grants for maintaining an office in a sanctioned state like Venezuela where our operations have been stalled off and on from a negative account balance sheet since 2016. Moreover, Vichada, Colombia (best choice of the three cities) is safe for tourism and convenient for international commerce and trade of Indigenous communities. Even the British Council is working there, so are more than 30 other INGOs with redeveloped post-pandemic program agendas.
We encourage everyone to donate as much as they can to this special year-end program so they can reap the doubled-up benefits in the year ahead, it will provide donors and long-term members with the most benefits of all the programs we have developed since we began Globcal International 13 years ago! Donors will be resounded as stakeholders for years to come with this International Unity Mission, your contribution may make the difference of being a tenant of the government or a guest of the Indigenous peoples as the owners of the facility, when we raise the International Indigenous Unity Flag there in 2023. The project when fully implemented will recognized more than 13 different tribes.
|The International Indigenous Unity Flag is a symbol of solidarity in the exercise of Indigenous Peoples Rights under UNDRIP, it is frequently used in marches, gatherings and demonstrations around the world to represent further promote culture, ecological values, indigeneity, and unification of ideals. This photo is the Indigenous Goodwill Ambassador of the Sami People of Sweden celebrating receiving a flag from its creator, the Hon. Michael Sher of Canada. He designed the flag in 2012 and joined Globcal International in 2013, the flag is now on more than 1,000 flag poles around the world and has become the official flag of several tribal villages around the world, the development of the Indigenous Unity Foundation resembles the reach and impact the flag has had internationally.|
Help Our Mission as a Charter Member or Reciprocal Beneficiary
Globcal International will provide a reward for helping us start our 'Indigenous Peoples Self-Determination and Unity Mission' to help Indigenous tribes exercise their legal rights under International Law and to receive the guidance they need to construct legal realities and remedies around their ideas, culture and intellectual property. Help us to help them get the legal recognition they need to keep and protect their Indigenous territories and heritage under the law. Our insightful knowledge and connections combined with the Indigeneity of these people's ability to produce ecosystem services will help solve climate change with a high-degree of accountability, it will enable schools to be built and help create stable sustainable economic infrastructures that rely on Nature-based Solutions that can be created through our mission. (We are moving there anyway, your contribution will make you a stakeholder in our concept, perhaps part of a start-up?)
Help us move now before the end of the year! We will give you a free subscription to our latest activities and the opportunity to redeem Nature-based Solutions Credit certificates (carbon offset vouchers) in 2023 valued at >2x your 2022 donation; someone has to be responsible for getting our projects off the ground, so the donors should enjoy these initial usufruct benefits for creating them in the first place by habilitating our new mission office in Colombia.
Claim your 2022 donation on your taxes in 2023, then later in the year receive a certificate for your donation (deed) at the end of 2023, which can be used separately under the climate change mitigation section of your tax return. To make a donation if you live in the United States use our PayPal Charity and Giving Fund Page. Forms will be emailed after April 15, 2023 to facilitate making INbS claims.
If you live outside of the United States in Canada or Europe please use our DonorBox Crowdfunding Page, it is connected to Stripe and uses Apple Pay and Credit Card options. No matter how you donate on any program NbS credits will be generated.
For donors that pay the platform fees we will automatically classify each donation received of $15, $30, $60, $120, $250, $500, $1,000 up to $5,000 for the creation of INBS Credits, the Indigenous Authority does not designate value of certificates, they can only estimate current and future costs to create them, Phase II of the mission will be on maintaining IPES agreements in 2024.
Donors that make a contribution now to our international mission objective of $500 will receive a certificate next year worth $1,250 that can be deducted from local or national carbon tax initiatives in line with climate change reduction laws. In 2023, forestalled carbon offsets can be used for subsidized tax-benefits by both business and homeowners as well as families that own an automobile making more than $32,000 per year.
A $500 donation now will be creating 35 Nature-based Solution Credits to protect 1 hectare (2.47 acres) worth an estimated $34.28 per credit on December 31, 2023, they could be worth more on the market, this cost is relative to our new forecasted cost of the work required in 2024 at cost by the Indigenous Conservation officers. Those who make donations of $500 or more will also get a conservation title in their name for their deed and an offer to adopt the mapped location and the trees within it, in order to continue to receive new verified certificates each year. It is estimated that the average American carbon footprint is responsible for creating 15 tons of CO2e per year, estimating and reducing that number down to 4 tons per year should be everyone's goal.
Smaller and larger donations will be scaled accordingly with the minimum being a $15.00 donation for each carbon offset a donor wants us to have produced, will be created during the course of 2023 and a certificate issued by the Indigenous tribe at the end of the year. There is only one certificate produced per donation with the number of credits or CDMs that are produced.
At the beginning of each year the value of these same credits begins to increase as work is performed and the area is actively engaged with monitoring and conservation efforts are realized. To buy iNbS credits in the current year the price is much higher than $15. The only way to create them is to make a donation based on estimated carbon offset needs of the balance of the current year or the year ahead, which is registered as a deed, then that deed (conservation action) is converted and scoped to a suppletory title by the Indigenous court after the activity has been reviewed and the budget has been expended by the court. The title is created in the name of the donor and offered up for renewal by the court, the donor can accept the benefit and renewal option or pass, which will allow the Indigenous tribe to sell the INBS Credit on the international register at market value.
Our goal is to raise a total of $50,000 (hopefully in the next 30-60 days) to establish our office and an embassy where various groups can gain understanding of International law so they can market their goods and culture globally with authenticity as byproducts of their ecosystems, the funds will also be used to train and equip Indigenous Conservation Officials with technology. This initial effort will be replicated by the officers from the individual tribes in attendance, they will also enjoy the privileges of the Indigenous Unity Flagship.
|Group of Indigenous Rights Advocates using the flag symbolically to represent the ideal of Unity.|
Justification of Our Double Return Donation Program
Everyone when they make a donation want to derive a benefit (even a small one) from making the donation, some charities show their appreciation by giving the donor a t-shirt, an ID card, a challenge coin or other token gift to provide evidence that they were part of the great activity being developed. Sometimes it is just a thank you in the social media and sometimes their name on a plaque or making another indelible mark on the landscape, or other dedication. We want to go a step further.
We are very flexible in our programs as to what each can provide, no type of recognition has ever been a problem it should be second-nature for all charities and nonprofits. Our current program tries to more, because we want to create the desire to be conscientious with your donation relative to your carbon footprint so they do actively and to satisfy the demands of new consumers who do not normally donate as new clients. Conversion of a donor to a consumer or consumer to a donor needs to mean the same objective for a successful program.
So when did making a donation become a financial investment opportunity?
We explored different simulations in working with Indigenous Peoples, because they are subjectively sidelined and are responsible for huge territories that are under threat we needed to understand everything from their perspective. Indigenous peoples assets are the most intangible in the world, but from the perspective of an environmentalist, rights advocate, natural history preservationist, and sustainable development program developer a very good thing for our organization because they are permanent and evergreen. It took years to understand after negotiating with the needs of the Indigenous tribes with these assets how to best manage them under their own autonomous control, in 2014 we told them they would need to form a government, in 2019 they established their court, in 2022 they established their foundation on paper. They are ready for the next steps!
Because of international laws that restrict the world from using the Indigenous Peoples intellectual property, cultural heritage, inventions, and the ecosystem services they produce among other things like baskets, pottery, artisan crafts, wild collected produce and more; and because of laws that restrict them to operate as a single group under a governmental or court authority we had to build the infrastructure around them to accommodate their customs. We ended up with is a cooperative collective owned and operated executively by the Indigenous Peoples, because this is the only way to invest with them in their territory is on their terms which we all need to understand. Cooperatives offer confidence and secure minimal gains as opposed to lucrative enterprises, which should probably not be involved with Indigenous peoples but their representatives can be.
One of the greatest rules Western Civilizations have not yet fully recognized is that Indigenous Peoples Rights are inherent and inalienable, to their land, trees, water, biodiversity and territory; they cannot sell them anymore than we can buy them. All of these things are essentially off limits unless the Indigenous Peoples provide their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
The standard for obtaining FPIC is that users of that which belongs to the Indigenous peoples can be provided through access and benefit sharing agreements, payment for ecosystem services agreements, and the creation of Nature-based Solutions directly with the Indigenous Authority. In 2023 users of Indigenous Peoples cultural and intellectual property will also need to contend with the "Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Reconciliation Act" which enter draft publication for 2025. It is one of the solutions incorporated in their laws for everyone's benefit.
To recover from their idolatry, Why not reward the donor with the benefit of the initial creation of the Nature-based Solutions? Afterall the donation is spent in the year ahead over time to provide a defined result for the Indigenous peoples, they do not have anything they can do with Clean Device Mechanisms (CDMs) that they create or with the cacao or other products they produce except to the donors that helped create them, so they can do it again with their renewable resource base.
|On August 22, 2022, Puerto Carreño government held a festival for Indigenous tribes in the region with the Homage to the Indigenous Fisherman Festival, this among other things makes it a good natural crossroads both by land and by water as most Indigenous tribes travel by fluvial routes. This also reaffirms Vichada as a good location for the Indigenous Unity Mission. There are literally over 100 indigenous communities that can access this location within 3 hours by canoe (bongo).|
Globcal International Background
When we started Globcal International in 2009 it was based on the advent of the social media and online advocacy, we were not sure exactly what we wanted to become. What we were was a Model United Nations Embassy (online) of independent social media users, diplomatic professionals and experts that wanted to promote environmental and humanitarian solutions with goodwill diplomacy by generating online advocacy forums, soon everyone was copying our style. Inasmuch we wanted to keep nationalism, politics and religion out of the formation, we overcame great challenges to disambiguate ourselves from others. As we developed we needed to contend with the standards of acceptable behavior and eventually US law in such a way that our global issues activists perform as goodwill ambassadors and advocates, so they are not be viewed as radicals or liberals. As an organization that promotes big-tent philosophy and practices proactive global citizen diplomacy we need to maintain a moderate position, which we continue
We started a lot of interesting initiatives and programs some more successful and popular than others in the minds of the general public like the Indigenous Unity Flag by Col. Michael Sher and the Five Points Foundation in Los Angeles with Hon. Andrew Williams, Jr., but probably the least known are Ekobius International in Venezuela or the Huottuja Foundation which is being brought to life now with this new International Unity Mission, when it becomes successful it will serve a population of 20,000 people and also have the capacity to work with other Indigenous tribes with ongoing benefits to international supporters.
Now after 13 years of ups, downs and runarounds, then leading everyone to the water through our engagements with the Indigenous Peoples, we have finally found our new dynamic edge (our niche) as a Cooperative Service Organization 501(f) in the United States for our members and Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation as well as other clients such as Indigenous Peoples tribes that engage our legal consultation and publishing services through membership. Officially the only interaction Globcal International has with the general public is in the area of Creative Commons publications that we produce and commentary from articles documenting events and activities. The best description now for Globcal International in a nutshell is that it is a publishing company for a number of programs organized by its individual members who are cooperatively invested as goodwill ambassadors and Kentucky colonels, but really as an organization we are so much more.
Over the past years our success has been very limited to slowly accumulated and achieved intangible asset allocation and development due to my own geopolitically confined limitations of being the executive officer and located in Venezuela; (not because Venezuela is a bad place, it is a beautiful country, we have a lot invested here), but because grant funding cannot be directed here and social media platforms like Facebook by Meta and fundraising platforms like GoFundMe restrict users here from using decentralized nonprofit tools due to international sanctions, this has restricted our business and economic development considerably with all of our programs since 2019. Moving from the confines of Venezuela is our only option until at least 2025, we will maintain our intangible assets from Colombia with wayward unsanctioned international visitors checking in to our facility in Venezuela via Colombia, perhaps we will be successful enough to establish a hostel or co-op lodging there.
Because Globcal International is now a subsidiary of Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and 509(a)(1) charity established in 1994, donors can now invest in the organization 100% risk-free, as of 2023 the organization can issue tax-exempt financial instruments such as private activity bonds and clean development mechanisms as well as create mission-related investment opportunities. All donations can now be granted carbon credit dividends upon request.
Disclaimer: All of the certificates issued in 2023 at the end of the year based on donations made in 2022 - are made in the name of the original donor, certificates issued may not be transferred, but they can be used as gifts of tribute to another person prior to issue, they are redeemable by the bearer when they are cancelled. Carbon credit investments can only be claimed for the current year and year ahead based on estimates, carbon credits can not be used to alleviate past tax burden.
Because of the potential benefit for the Indigenous Peoples in 2023, the Indigenous Unity Flag Foundation is was given the honor of naming this diplomatic goodwill project the Indigenous Unity Mission. It accomplishes a number of objectives and all donations made of $15 and increments thereof will receive INBS tax vouchers worth $34.28 (1 CDM) or more based on valuation at the time of issue.