Friday, September 4, 2009

Indigenous Border Alliance director apointed as Civil Rights advisor

Jose Matus, director of the Indigenous Alliance without Borders, Alianza Indigena sin Fronteras, has been appointed to the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. Matus, Yaqui ceremonial leader, has spent the past 30 years escorting Yaqui ceremonial leaders from the villages in Mexico across the US/Mexico border to carry out ceremonies. In recent years, Matus has increasingly battled Homeland Security at the border, as the United States abuses Indigenous Peoples in their homelands. -- Censored News

Members of the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights
Thomas Patterson, Chair
Clint Bolick, Blanca Esparza, Lawrence Gallagher, Keli Luther, Andrea Martinez, Jose Matus, James McKenzie, Catherine Medina, Vernon Parker, and Frederick Taylor
By action of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, you were appointed amember of the Arizona State Advisory Committee on September 3, 2009.
Thank you for your generous gift of service to the Commission.
This letter is to announce that a meeting of the Arizona State Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 10:00am to 1:00pmat the Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ.Please reply to this e-mail as soon as possible regarding your availabilityto attend. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angelica Trevino ofthe Western Regional Office at the number listed below or by e-mail:
atrevino@usccr.gov
Sincerely,Peter Minarik, Ph.D
Regional Director (Acting)Western Region
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights(213) 894-3437

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