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 Friend,

Our petition is to request the US Department of Justice and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate violations of our human and civil rights as citizens that claim an indigenous heritage. We are also seeking restorative justice for destruction of our community project  located  in southeast  Puerto  Rico.  The  project  included  two (2)  indigenous  ceremonial plazas, community  farm  and  reforested  area. To learn  more  about  our community and  cause   please  visit  the following site.  http://nuestratierraabundante.weebly.com/index.html

If you support our cause, please sign our petition. I'm trying to collect 1000 signatures, and I could really use your help. It'll just take a minute! Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are spreading the word! 

Our struggle continues  and  it  is  the  struggle of   all  enlightened  communities. We  are  not  alone in this  struggle, indigenous people throughout the world are experiencing the full presence of social and cultural  injustice in  various  forms. Our  struggle  is the  struggle  of  all  indigenous  peoples  worldwide. 

Sincerely,

Dr.  Carlalynne  Melendez

 

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Urgiendo a  Justicia  Federal  (E.U). y Derechos  Humanos  (N.U.)  para  que  tomen  acción por  la  destrucción   de proyecto  comunitario.

 

Amigo(a), 

Nuestra  petición es para  solicitar  que el  Departamento  de  Justicia  de  los Estados Unidos  y la  Comisión de Derechos  Humanos  de las Naciones  Unidas investiguen las  violaciones  a nuestros  derechos humanos  y  civiles como ciudadanos  que  reclaman  su  herencia  indígena. También buscamos  justicia restaurativa por  la  destrucción de   nuestro proyecto  comunitario localizado  en el  sureste  de  Puerto  Rico. El proyecto incluye:  2  plazas  ceremoniales,  finca comunitaria y area reforestada. Para  conocer  más  sobre  nuestra  comunidad y causa  por  favor  visite   la   siguiente pagina del Internet:  http://nuestratierraabundante.weebly.com/index.html

Si  apoyas  nuestra  causa  por  favor  firma nuestra  petición. Estamos tratando de  recolectar  1000 firmas. Te  tomará solamente un minuto para leer  y  firmar la  petición.  La  petición está  escrita en ingles  y  español. Una  vez  termines, por  favor envía la petición a tus amistades.

No  estamos  solos en esta  lucha, pueblos indígenas en todas partes  del  mundo están experimentado y  sufriendo todo  tipo de  injusticia    y  violaciones  a  sus derechos  humanos  y  civiles.  Nuestra  lucha  es  la  lucha  de  todos  los  pueblos originarios  de    América.

Sinceramente,

Dra.  Carlalynne  Melendez

Letter to
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navi Pillay, Commissioner for Human Rights
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Gianni Magazzeni, Coordinator, National Institutions Unit
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr/Ms. Santiago
and 2 others
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights High Commissioner for Human Rights
Our Taino Land Org Carlalynne Melendez
I just signed the following petition addressed to: US Department of Justice and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate the destruction of the Naguake Indigenous Community Project in southeast Puerto Rico.

This indigenous base community has suffered in silence the injustice, abuse, and humiliation when their indigenous community project was destroyed in 2009 without just cause. An injustice inspired by passionate partisan politics and by the actions of political leaders that could not tolerate a community reclaiming their indigenous heritage. An indigenous heritage shared culturally, historically and genetically by the vast majority of Puerto Ricans.

We urge you to open an investigation of the destruction of Naguake Indigenous Community Project. The Community is also seeking restorative justice for all that was destroyed and removed from the project grounds, including: indigenous ceremonial plazas, community farm, and petroglyphs.

Those involved in the destruction of the Naguake community project dis-empowered a community and compromised their Constitutional rights, breaking the trust that existed between government and the community.