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We Deny Consent to the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway Project
In attendance at the Public Hearing of May 9, 2017 regarding the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway Project, where the entire body of participating members of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) voiced their opposition to the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway Project, including a direct request from Governor Stephen R. Lewis for the US Army Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for the project as it affects the Sacred WorldWaterWays of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the O’odham Jeved Territories and is a violation of the Public Trust of the constituencies under the purview of protection of the Corps of Engineers, we stand in solidarity with the Gila River Indian Community and call on the Project Manager Jessie Rice to recognize and respect the fact that the project as presented is in violation of the Right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (Article 32 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), and therefore must not be approved without a full and competent review, in the Spirit of Truth and Justice, of the violations of the Civil Rights, Environmental Justice Rights, Human Rights, and Rights as Indigenous Peoples affected by the South Mountain 202 Freeway Project to be realized with guarantees of full disclosure, transparency, and due process under the principle of equality under the Rule of Law.
May 9, 2017
South Mountain 202 Freeway Project
O’odham Jeved Territories: Gila River Indian Community hosts the US Army Corps of Engineers PUBLIC HEARING on the 202 Freeway project, presentation by Tupak Huehuecoyotl on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007.
June 3, 2011
TONATIERRA POSITION STATEMENT
South Mountain 202 Freeway Extension