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ACLU of Utah Stands with Standing Rock Sioux

nd image 09212016 copyThis article was first published in the Liberty Reporter: 2016 Fall Newsletter >>

The ACLU of Utah has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. 

Of particular importance to the ACLU of Utah is that all communities, especially those that have been long marginalized by the government, can freely and actively engage in the democratic process without government interference. 

That is why we are working with Native American voters in San Juan County to protect Navajo access to the ballot box.  

That is why we stood up for the right of indigenous people to advocate for, or against, a Bears Ears National Monument, free from government investigation and scrutiny.

And that is why we stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota.