Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 17 listening session on civil and human rights violations in Indian Country


The American Indian Rights and Resources Organization ("AIRRO"), a national not-for-profit Native American civil rights group, will be hosting a listening session regarding human and civil rights violations in Indian Country. The session is scheduled for April 17, 2010 in Sacramento, California. The listening session will be held at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, at 2nd Floor Community Room from 10 am to 4 pm.


The focus of the session will be to provide individuals, groups and tribes with an opportunity to testify to violations of basic human and civil rights to which they may have been subjected, or which have affected their lives and communities. Those who testify will also be asked to provide feedback regarding the United States' handling of rights violations in Indian Country and offer recommendations on how the protection of basic rights can be improved.


AIRRO will compile the testimony and recommendations given at the session and prepare a report which they will submit to the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Interior Department and the UN Human Rights Council.


If you cannot attend but wish to submit testimony or provide recommendations on how the protection of human and civil rights can be improved, please contact AIRRO at mail (at) airro.org.


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