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 .