It is time to reclaim and redefine our identity. African Americans are the descendants of Negroids and proud members of the world’s indigenous peoples. The terms Colored, Negro, Black, African American, and Minority obscure the truth of our identity. At 13%, we aim to abandon these outdated, harmful labels and re-educate our members about their rich cultural heritage. By doing so, we seek to bring about personal, social, and legal privileges that come with embracing our true identity.

 13% is state for those who identify as African Americans and an indigenous American rights advocacy. Our name is derived from the 2010 United States census which reports that those who identify as Negro, African American or Black represented 13% of its population.

At 13%, our mission is to convert African Americans into an Indigenous state and implement America’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (ADRIP)’s self-determination plan.  ADRIP, drafted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and adopted by President Obama, serves as our guiding framework.

In line with the OAS principles, 13% is deeply concerned about the historic injustices suffered by Indigenous peoples. Their colonization and dispossession of lands, territories, and resources have prevented them from exercising their right to development according to their needs and interests. We recognize the urgent need to respect and promote the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples, including their political, economic, and social structures, as well as culture, spiritual traditions, histories, philosophies, lands, and territories.

We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination that affect Indigenous peoples. It is the responsibility of states to combat discrimination and ensure compliance with international instruments, particularly those related to human rights. We encourage states to respect, comply with, and effectively implement all obligations as they apply to Indigenous peoples, working in consultation and cooperation with the communities concerned.

 Our vision is to transition African Americans from individuals to members of our association, then to society, and ultimately to a thriving nation with tribes across North America. We have divided this vision into four phases and our organizational pillars: Unify, Uplift, Galvanize, and Thrive. 


Empowering Indigenous Rights and Advocacy

At 13%, we are dedicated to upholding the principles outlined in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and America’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Through our advocacy, education, and community engagement efforts, we strive to advance the principles of these declarations and ensure that Indigenous peoples everywhere are empowered to live with dignity, equality, and justice. Join us in our mission to build a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Universal Declaration on Human Rights:

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights serves as a global standard for human rights. We are dedicated to ensuring that Indigenous individuals enjoy these universal rights and freedoms, which include equality, justice, and non-discrimination.

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People:

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a landmark document. It acknowledges the collective and individual rights of Indigenous people, emphasizing their right to self-determination, land, and cultural preservation. We advocate for the full implementation of this declaration in all aspects of Indigenous life.

America's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

America’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples reinforces the commitment to Indigenous rights within the Americas. We stand firmly behind this declaration, working to ensure its principles are recognized and respected in the pursuit of justice for Indigenous communities.

By advocating for and aligning with these significant agreements, 13% strives to empower Indigenous people, protect their rights, and work towards a world where every individual can fully embrace their Indigenous heritage. Join us in our mission to promote equality, justice, and respect for all Indigenous.


Article 15 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.”  In order to become a member of 13%, you must go through our Naturalization Process. This process will allow you to join 13% as a nation-state and gain official Indigenous nationality. Once you become a member, you have the option to fully convert to 13% and become a National or become a 13% and remain a citizen of the United States. Our Naturalization Process consists of the following two steps:

Step 1: Meet the Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or member of another qualifying indigenous tribe,
  • Identify as African American or Indigenous American plus the remaining step, and
  • Be a descendant of ancestors classified in the United States census as one of the following: Negro, Freedman, All other Free; Free Persons of Color, Mulatto, or Black Indians during or before 1619 through 1865.
  • Self-identify as Indigenous and discontinue self-identifying as Negro, African American, Black, Colored, or Minority.
  • Strive daily to abide by our Code of Conduct.
  • Willing to contribute time and or resources to the state.

Step 2: Submit the Naturalization Application

 Click here or the Join Today button below to complete and submit your 13% Naturalization Application. The application will require you to provide the necessary information and supporting documents to verify your eligibility.  It will also be used to create your passport. 


Your Path to Membership and Community

Your journey towards joining our community is straightforward, offering unique benefits that await you.

Application Processing and Verification:

Our dedicated team undertakes a thorough review of your naturalization application and supporting documents, typically within an estimated timeline of 3 to 7 business days. However, please note that processing times may vary based on application volume. We remain committed to processing applications as efficiently as possible, even during peak demand when higher volumes might extend the timeline.

Approval and Membership:

Upon approval of your naturalization application, you can expect to receive a formal notification confirming your acceptance as a valued member of 13% and the United States. This notification typically occurs within an estimated timeline of 10 to 14 business days. Alongside this notification, your official 13% Membership details, certifying your status, will be promptly mailed to you.

Unlocking the Benefits:

As a member of 13%, you’ll have the opportunity to actively engage in our community, exercise your rights, and contribute to the advancement of our indigenous state. Exclusive resources, cultural events, and the ability to vote on internal matters and external collective decisions await you. The timeline for enjoying these benefits begins as soon as your membership is approved.

A Note on Processing Time:

While we aim for a swift application process, please keep in mind that actual processing times may vary based on application volume. Regardless of any potential variations, we are dedicated to serving you promptly and efficiently. We’re thrilled to welcome you as a member and celebrate your commitment to embracing your indigenous identity.