Border Wall and Indigenous Peoples

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), just issued an Early Warning and Urgent Action regarding the discriminatory impact of the construction of the border wall on indigenous peoples leaving in Texas. The petition was prepared by students at the Human Rights Clinic in collaboration with Dr. Margo Tamez (citizen of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas; Faculty of Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan), in coordination with the Lipan Apache Women Defense, an Indigenous Peoples’ Organization (IPO), and members of the Lipan Apache Band.

 

Here is the letter from the UN CERD to the United States: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/docs/early_warning/USA1March2013.pdf

It is accessible at the bottom of this page, under the United States, 2013 ‘E’. > http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/early-warning.htm

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2 Responses to Border Wall and Indigenous Peoples

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  2. Angelique EagleWoman says:

    Excellent to see that this is reaching the International Level. As Indigenous peoples, it is important that we continue to press for our human rights to be respected.

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