Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 11, 2019

United States Rattled by Native Women's Testimony Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Photos by Brenda Norrell in Jamaica, Censored News

A delegation of the United States, comprised of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy, failed to combat the power of testimony delivered by the Native Women's Delegation in Jamaica

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Native Water Protectors have a place in history.
Their sacrifices to protect the water, land, air and all living things is so powerful that when Native women testified in Jamaica this week, the United States sent a delegation from the U.S. Embassy and U.S. State Department in a failed attempt to protect the image of the United States and present the United States as abiding by its own laws.
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The Delegation::  Photos Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, with a Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica; Michelle Cook, Dine' lawyer, organizer and founding member of Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock during resistance to Dakota Access Pipeline;  Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca Tribal Councilwoman arrested and caged in a dog cage by Morton County Sheriff and U.S. police forces in North Dakota during Standing Rock water protection; Leoyla Cowboy, Dine' Water Protector and wife of imprisoned Water Protector Little Feather. Showing the number written in black market on her arm, Casey told the Commission Morton County jailers wrote a number on her arm as was done to the Jews on their way to the gas chambers. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, lives on her homeland at the border and battles abuse by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Photos by Brenda Norrell

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