– named by others as: esten, eston, esthen, esta, aestvi, aestui, aesti, estr, eisti, aisti, aesti, iste, isti, igauni, chudi, etc.;
– to each-other: maarahvas, rahvas, eestlased (hereon – the people);
have cultivated their land and developed their culture on the coasts of the Baltic sea for over five thousand years.
Acknowledging that on the 21-st century, in conditions where information travels with speed of electrons and technology enabling to turn tens of millions of tons of land, by choosing in four year intervals governors and self-governors does not really enable to independently manage the faith of land land and the people;
Esti Peoples Association leaders (Elders), as legal representative of people, have unaninously deemed necessary to take following decisive steps to determine the fate of land and people – to announce:
- We – the people, on who´s self-determination from 24.vebruary 1918 is established the Estonian state – are indigenous peoples of Estland, within the meaning of
– UN declaration on the Rights of indigenous peoples (UNDRIP),
– European Parliament resolution on the rights of indigenous peoples (2017/2006(INI)),
– ILO Convention of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO C169).
- Decisions effecting the land and the people must be be coordinated with the people, via Esti Peoples Association Chancellery (Estmark NGO).