Protecting Sacred Sites

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Aug. 28, 2015 - Chilean authorities have arrested three prominent Rapa Nui leaders.

, 08/28/2015 - 12:20pm

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, 08/23/2015 - 10:40am

by Karla E. General - Though the federal government ended treaty-making with Native nations in 1871, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples presents a timely opportunity for Native nations and a tool that can be used to facilitate a new era of indigenous-State relations, including upholding treaty obligations and creating new legally enforceable government-to-government agreements.

, 08/31/2012 - 8:15am

by Karla E. General* - The Declaration recognizes and affirms the rights of indigenous peoples to their cultural, religious, and spiritual practices, to have private access to sacred sites, as well as to maintain and strengthen their spiritual relationship with their traditionally held lands, territories, waters and coastal seas and other resources.

, 04/16/2012 - 9:01pm

December 30, 2010 — Violence on Rapa Nui Island, also known as “Easter Island,” continues to escalate.

, 12/30/2010 - 11:59am

December 15, 2010 — Wiggings asks for help to put international pressure on the Government of Chile to resolve the conflict peacefully through the Inter-American system.  American Indian leaders, community leaders and individuals concerned about the violation of collective human rights should contact Chilean authorities, and also ask the White House and the State Department to take a stand against these violent evictions.

By: Armstrong Wiggins
, 12/28/2010 - 2:36pm

Footage from evictions on Rapa Nui

, 12/23/2010 - 4:30pm

Presentation by the Indian Law Resource Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
By: Indian Law Resource Center
, 09/12/2008 - 10:35am
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