• Testimony Of Duane H. Yazzie Before The US Human Rights Network

    JULY 29, 2014

    Gallup, NM

    We are thankful to have this US Human Rights Network hearing here in Gallup, NM. My name is Duane Yazzie, I am currently the President of the Shiprock Chapter; the Shiprock community is 90 minutes north of Gallup. I am the former Chairman of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission.

    The point of concern I will address today is the horrendous fracking (hydraulic fracturing) activity that is occurring in the northeast part of our Navajo Nation. I am of the contention that there has been flagrant violation of the right to the Free, Prior and Informed Consent article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Continue Reading

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