United Nations Special Rapporteur expected to release interim report on New Mexico and Standing Rock Friday

Beverly Andrews
APTN National News
The United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is expected to release an interim report Friday on her visit to two territories in the United States.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz toured sites in New Mexico and North Dakota this week.

In North Dakota, Tauli-Corpuz held meetings on the Fort Berthold reservation. The community sits 250 kilometres north-west of where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been battling against the Dakota Access pipeline.

But unlike Standing Rock, Fort Berthold is in the heart of the Bakken oilfields and hosts a number of pipelines on its territory.

The UN special rapporteur also talked to people in Bismarck and that is where APTN caught up to her.

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