U.N. Investigator Says Native American Rights were Violated by DAPL Law Enforcement

Tauli-Corpuz is the U.N.'s special investigator on the rights of indigenous peoples


MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An official with the United Nations says the rights of Native Americans in North Dakota are not being respected by the state.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz visited Dakota Access protest camps in Morton County.

Tauli-Corpuz is the U.N.’s special investigator on the rights of indigenous peoples.

She says authorities used unnecessary force and that the reports of the cleanup in the county have been blown out of proportion.

She also says the Standing Rock Sioux tribe was not consulted on major issues.

Gov. Burgum says the state is focused on maintaining peace, protecting the environment and restoring a good relationship with the tribe.

Tauli-Corpuz’s report will be given in September to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

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