USET, Seattle Human Rights Commission Join Cries to United Nations For Inquiry Re: American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Aug 1st, 2014

On August 1, the 26-tribe association, United South & Eastern Tribes (USET), and the Seattle Human Rights Commission joined a coalition lead by Huy that is decrying the United States’ violations of American indigenous prisoners’ religious freedoms, to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The coalition, which is also anchored by the National Congress of American Indians, Native American Rights Fund and American Civil Liberties Union, submitted a supplemental report to CERD “Concerning Freedoms of Indigenous Persons Deprived of Their Liberty in the United States of America,”  in connection with CERD’s review in Geneva of the United States’ efforts to reduce racial discrimination in America, on August 13-14, 2014.

For additional information, see “United Nations Petitioned Re: to Violation of Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Freedoms” (Last Real Indians); Report to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re: American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights (Turtle Talk).

 

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