Friday, 18 March 2016


Commissioner of Indigenous Youth Affairs of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organization (IDDO) Ramon Montano (Marquez) of the Kickapoo, Kumeyaay-Pa'Ipai Tribal Nations; at work in Washington DC

Speaking in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the 58 million children currently out of school. He was able to speak on the launch of the Congressional International Basic Education Caucus on behalf of the Summer 2015 Youth Advocacy Training of the Global Campaign for Education US and current Youth Advocates for global education.

June 24 at 2:50pm in Ramon's own words:
"I was very blessed to have been one of the selected speakers for the Congressional International Basic Education Caucus launch yesterday, history was made as a young indigenous advocate was able to speak in front of key players of international education and a few members of congress."


Here is the latest development in the ascending star of this young man's bright future that lies ahead of him as he has just been appointed Youth Panel Commissioner for The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity! : 

"What more can I say about Ramon Montano? Well perhaps my first impression of him might give you quite a good idea of him......I met Ramon at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in 2014, he had a lot to say, but not the volumes of idle chit chat you expect from the average young person was focused even then, on the education of native youth worldwide - not just in the USA....and this is what impressed me - and made me reach out to Ray and offer him a place on the growing global team of some of the best & brightest rising or already shining stars in the indigenous human rights cosmos. 

Ray accepted, and became the youngest member of our worldwide Indigenous Democracy Defence Organization team, and he continues to demonstrate his credentials to stand shoulder to shoulder with us older fighters as we move forward in solidarity - trying to do whatever we can to help offer solutions to the many problems indigenous peoples face all over the Earth.       

I only wish that we may find MORE positively focused native youth to join us, so that my generation can end our days content in the knowledge that a new equally capable younger generation will continue to take their place on the front lines of the indigenous human rights battles yet to come."   

Damon Gerard Corrie - Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organization (IDDO); which has it's office headquarters in the politically neutral Independent Caribbean Island Nation of Barbados. 

                                                   Ramon with his beautiful cousin Chaz Worrel 

Ramon at far right next to 3 veterans of the IDDO Global Team - Taino Human Rights Commissioner for Spanish Latin America & the Caribbean Tai Pelli of Puerto Rico, Cherokee Commissioner Mashu White Feather of the USA, and Maori Commissioner Carl Hutchby of New Zealand.

Learn more about the Indigenous Democracy Defense Organization here:

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