Indigenous rights group Prutehi Litekyan has brought their concerns about the ongoing military buildup to the United Nations.
Through international human rights attorney Julian Aguon and the Blue Ocean Law firm, Prutehi Litekyan filed a submission to a United Nations special rapporteur.
Special rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the United Nations to examine and report human rights violations.
Prutehi Litekyan stated that since its inception, the group has protested, met with local leaders, and petitioned to stop the firing range designation at Andersen Air Force Base and protect heritage sites and environmental resources.
During a news conference yesterday, attorney Aguon said, “We believe there are a range of adverse impacts upon the Chamorro people of Guam…and we believe a host of indigenous rights have been violated.”