Saturday, October 24, 2015

Extractive Industries Impact on Sacred Places: Navajo Apache Pueblo testify: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


Friday, Oct. 23, 2015: Washington DC

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Indigenous representative gathered in Washington D.C, Oct 23 at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to give testimony regarding the need to secure and meaningfully protect sacred sites and landscapes, including San Francisco Peaks. Mt. Taylor, and the recent land exchange and proposed copper mining at Oak Flat.
Those testifying are Leonard Gorman Executive Director, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. Dr. Ora V. Marek Martinez, Historic Preservation Officer, Navajo Nation. Vernelda Grant, Historic Preservation Officer San Carlos Apache Nation, and David Martinez, 1st Lt. Governor, The Pueblo of Laguna.
The testimony highlighted current inadequacies within the legal framework of the United States  in protecting indigenous sacred sites particularly those located off reservation lands.
The thematic hearing was titled: Impact of extractive industries on sacred places of indigenous peoples in the United States Hearing, 156th ordinary period of sessions.

Thanks to Michelle Cook, Dine', for sharing this with Censored News.

Published on Oct 23, 2015

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Impacto de las industrias extractivas sobre los sitios sagrados de los pueblos indígenas de Estados Unidos

Audiencia Pública del 156 Período de Sesiones de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH)

Viernes, 23 de octubre de 2015

→ Accede a las fotografías y sección multimedia sobre el 156 Período de Sesiones de la CIDH:

→ Relatoría sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas / Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
→ Unidad sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales / Unit on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

→ Accede a los Comunicados de Prensa de la CIDH / Get the press releases of the IACHR

→ Participantes / Participants:
× Navajo Nation / Laguna Pueblo / San Carlos Apache Nation / Inter- Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.
× Estado de Estados Unidos

Impact of Extractive Industries on the Sacred Sites of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

Public Hearing on the 156th Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Friday, October 23, 2015

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