Nota Bene

The Sachem of the Ryamecah Confederation is a Native American who has lived extensively in both Europe (Italy) and the Americas (Long Island, aka Winnecomac), so extensively that he has earned secondary education diplomas from both Italy and the United States — his father was not a diplomat either.

The Sachem is fully European by genetics — he is an aboriginal Hernicus or Hernican — that go back at least three generations on European soil. He is also a Native American by place of birth; by adoption by a Native American indigenous and traditional organisation; and sui generis as the Sachem (Paramount Chief), Medicine Man, and founder of the Ryamecah.

When Henry Hudson discovered Long Island, aka Winnecomac, in 1609, the Yamecah tribe lived in the area where the Sachem of the Ryamecah was born, and the word ‘Jamaica’, which is an area of New York City, but also an island nation in the Caribbean, is a derivative of the word Yamecah (or Jameco). The word Ryamecah, in turn, comes from the words ‘Restored Yamecah’.

The Sachem of the Ryamecah Confederation is also a European by place of citizenship at birth; an Ummoagian, Antarctican, African, and Asian by place of citizenship by naturalisation; a de facto if not de jure citizen of the world; and certainly a subject of International law.

Although we realise that Christopher Columbus was far from being a perfect human being, the Ryamecah Confederation does not hate or foster the hate of Christopher Columbus, or of white people; is not anti-Christian or anti-Catholic; accepts Native Americans or all races, ethnicities, and of pure or mixed ethnic backgrounds; and even accepts non-Native Americans in the Ryamecah Confederation, who can become Native American at least culturally through the naturalisation process.

Although the Ryamecah Confederation has a high degree of regard for all wildlife, the eagle which represents the Sachem of the Ryamecah is not the bald eagle, but the golden eagle.

There is a rationale for this. While the bald eagle, the symbol of the United States, came under the protection of US law through the Bald Eagle Protection Act (BEPA) of 1940, the golden eagle came under the protection of US law only a few months after the birth of the Sachem of the Ryamecah, on 24 October 1962, with Public Law 86-884, through which the US Congress amended the BEPA by extending the ban also to golden eagles, and the law became the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BEGEPA). The golden eagle is also less exclusive to North America in its habitat, like the Sachem of the Ryamecah himself, being present in Eurasia, North America, and in parts of Africa.

It should be noted that the Ryamecah do not intend to take advantage of parts of the aforementioned law that provide not only for the preservation of the golden eagle, but also for the preservation of Native American cultural (or religious) practice. The Ryamecah has no cultural practice that involves eagles or eagle parts, nor shall it develop any cultural practice which could have the potential to less than safeguard any extant species or lower taxa.

The Ryamecah Confederation, however, reserves all their rights to live free of any science, medicine, philosophy, cultural or religious practice that makes human beings less independent of government and its often arbitrary rules, and reserves all rights to practice natural forms of medicine.