If you’re interested in joining us, here’s how you go about it:
There are various layers of membership and protection. You must apply to join at least Layer 1 (Communities), and be notified by us that you have been accepted, before you are considered to be a fully-fledged member of Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples.
You do not need to be living in Hertfordshire, UK, or even in the UK to apply to join. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world.
Application to Layer 2 (Trusts) is optional, and is for those members of Drunemeton Micro-Nation who wish to have the extra protection of a Private Express Trust for their family/household/assets, and the support of those with experience in this.
Layer 1 ~ Communities
Individuals (aged 18+ years) or family units/communities can apply for membership of Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples.
Our application form will ask you various questions about your outlook, values, skills and experiences, only because we want to ensure you and we are like-minded, and you will be a good fit with our founders and other members, and with the future communities we envisage.
If approved, and as we’re knowledge- and action-oriented, we will encourage you to join one of our community interest project groups, or set up a new one, around your time, skills and knowledge, in order for us to research and develop all aspects of self-sufficient communities, with the aim of eventually creating and living within these communities.
We ask members to consider an optional regular donation to Drunemeton Community Trust, the administrative arm of Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples, in order to help cover admin and other costs, such as websites, meetings, equipment, events, etc.
The current suggested donation is £2 per month per individual (18+ years), or £5+ per month per family unit/household (depending on size), payable to Drunemeton Community Trust.
Note: You must first apply for Layer 1 Communities membership, before applying for Layer 2 Trusts (the latter is optional).
Layer 2 ~ Trusts
Optional: For an extra layer of protection, especially for your assets, you can also declare a Private Express Trust [PET].
Note: To apply for Layer 2 Trusts (optional), we ask that you have first applied for Layer 1 Communities membership.
You can then apply to shelter your PET as a beneficiary trust within a community trust set up for these purposes, such as Cymru Community Trust, which is part of Fellowship of Indigenous Peoples (of which Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples is also a member).
In the event of you facing financial or legal challenges, this could mean you will be able to successfully refute some of these claims using trusts.
In order to declare a Private Express Trust and shelter your PET under a relevant community trust within Fellowship of Indigenous Peoples, there is a monthly subscription to cover admin and other costs associated with managing the trusts.
The current subscription is £2 per month per PET, payable to the community trust you shelter with.
Layer 2+: You will then also have access to support from Debt Tactics, a UK-based group affiliated with Fellowship of Indigenous Peoples, experienced with fighting various legal and financial challenges using common law remedies. Using their services will incur an additional one-off fee, depending on the complexity of each case.
We, the founders and members of Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples, trustees of Drunemeton Community Trust, our associates within Fellow of Indigenous Peoples, and others who we may be affiliated with or work with from time to time, do not claim to be legal, lawful or financial experts.
If you apply to join us and are accepted, for any layer/level of membership, this does not guarantee that you will automatically be free of any legal or financial obligations or claims against you, and by becoming a member and/or donating/paying any amounts to us or our associates or affiliates, you agree to do your own research and due diligence and to take full responsibility for any actions you may decide to take; and you further agree that the founders, trustees and members of Drunemeton Micro-Nation of Indigenous Peoples, Drunemeton Community Trust, and any of our associates or affiliates, either within Fellow of Indigenous Peoples, or others, are not liable for any said obligations or claims against you, or for any actions taken against you that arise as as result of your decisions and actions, even if taken after as a result of information from us.
We regret that we simply cannot accept everybody who applies to join our trusts, communities or micro-nation, as some applications will simply not be a good fit with the existing members and founders, or with the future communities we hope to build. The founders/trustees reserve the right to refuse any application, and their decision will be final.
We may sometimes discuss, quote or link to various global or other organisations such as United Nations – this does not imply in any way that we recommend them or are associated with them. We may quote or link to them when discussing certain topics around international law, sovereignty, indigenous peoples, etc, simply because they may have put out content, or have arranged or are part of various declarations, conventions and/or treaties, which we feel may offer relevant or interesting information.