Addison Sarter
10 min readAug 27, 2021


Moguldom Nation Interview

Why have you decided to make the changes?

In terms of the change regarding indigenous rights, I decided to make the change because I want the least amount of confusion as possible. From some of the responses I have gotten, some of our people have a hard time wrapping their head around the fact that we are indigenous people, eligible for indigenous rights, such as autonomy. When many people here the term “indigenous” they seem to only associate it with Native Americans/American Indians. As we know, there are indigenous people all over the world, including Africa. Instead of arguing for indigenous rights it will make more sense to argue for basic human rights.

According to the United Nations, all ethnicities have the right to self-determination(autonomy.)This includes African Americans. The United Nations makes it plain that self-determination is a form of basic human rights.

“Whereas the right of peoples and nations to self-determination is a prerequisite to the full enjoyment of all fundamental human rights” (UN General Assembly, The right of peoples and nations to self-determination, 16 December 1952, A/RES/637)

“The General Assembly recommends that: 1. The States Members of the United Nations shall uphold the principle of self-determination of all peoples and nations” (UN General Assembly, The right of peoples and nations to self-determination, 16 December 1952, A/RES/637)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: “The action of a people in deciding its own form of government; free determination of statehood, postulated as a right.”

Can you send over a short bio on yourself?

I am 28 years old and from DC born and raised. Since the age of 19 I have been working in the non profit industry serving impoverished residents in the DC area. Currently I am an essential healthcare worker, at an organization called N Street Village, which provides housing for low-income women with chronic illnesses, ranging from HIV, cancer , diabetes, and substance abuse. Before working at N Street Village, I started a mentoring program for at-risk youth in my childhood neighborhood Langdon Park in NE, D.C. in 2017. Between 2013–2017, I worked for an organization called A Wider Circle, as a “neighbor to neighbor” associate, where I helped redistribute donations to low income residents. Last year I ran for city council in D.C. and although I was not elected, I was the only candidate who used their platform to advocate for a