Rapa Nui

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March 21, 2011 — Faleomavaega will go to Easter Island to assess recent developments between the Rapa Nui clans and the Chilean government.

, 03/21/2011 - 3:56pm

February 8 — Congressman Faleomavaega delivers a Special Order speech on the floor of the U.S. House Chamber calling for better treatment for the people of Easter Island.

, 02/10/2011 - 10:03am

February 7, 2011 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has granted precautionary measures to immediately stop the violent use of armed forces against the Rapa Nui clans and to begin an investigation on recent events.

, 02/07/2011 - 6:03pm

El domingo 6 de febrero, miembros del clan Hito de la Nación Rapa Nui fueron desalojados del Hotel Hanga Roa, ubicado en sus tierras ancestrales. El desalojo tomo lugar dos días antes de la formalización de 17 Rapa Nui por participar en el re-tomo de sus tierras. Según la vocera del clan Hito, Marisol Hito, manifestó que “por la vía de los hechos consumados, el gobierno del Presidente Sebastián Piñera, y su ministro de Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, han intentado consagrar -con el desalojo ilegal de hoy- la más importante norma no escrita de la institucionalidad chilena: el poder económico está por sobre las leyes, los pueblos y el bien común. Y eso es inaceptable”.

, 02/07/2011 - 4:27pm

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights grants protective measures to Rapa Nui; members of Hito clan arrested for occupying their ancestral lands.

, 02/07/2011 - 3:42pm

February 4, 2011 — U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka of (D-Hawaii) and Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) sent letters to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing their concern over forced evictions being carried in Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, by Chilean armed forces.

, 02/07/2011 - 1:25pm

UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya issues a statement encouraging Chile to prevent further evictions.

By: Indian Law Resource Center
, 01/13/2011 - 2:35pm

December 30, 2010 — Violence on Rapa Nui Island, also known as “Easter Island,” continues to escalate.

, 12/30/2010 - 11:59am

December 15, 2010 — Wiggings asks for help to put international pressure on the Government of Chile to resolve the conflict peacefully through the Inter-American system.  American Indian leaders, community leaders and individuals concerned about the violation of collective human rights should contact Chilean authorities, and also ask the White House and the State Department to take a stand against these violent evictions.

By: Armstrong Wiggins
, 12/28/2010 - 2:36pm
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