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Tribes to discuss mining activies with United Nations official

Two tribes are discussing mining activities on their traditional lands with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa met with James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur, in South Dakota. The tribe discussed plans for a huge gold mine that would affect water on the Wisconsin reservation.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is also meeting with Anaya. The tribe opposes a copper and nickel mine at a sacred site.

Anaya has been in the U.S. since April 23 on his first mission to discuss issues affecting indigenous people. He'll be holding a press conference in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to discuss his trip.

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