Navajo Human Rights Commission seminars on interacting with police

The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is hosting two seminars on knowing your rights when interacting with law enforcement on July 17 and 18.

According to a Tuesday news release from the Human Rights Commission, the main topic of the two seminars is “North Dakota Pipeline Construction: What Went Wrong and What Went Right?,” which will be presented by Michelle Cook, Human Rights commissioner.

The issues that will be presented at the forum are:
– “Knowing your Rights When Protesting” and “What is a Hate Crime,” which the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will conduct.
– “Knowing your Rights When Stopped by a Police Officer,” which will be delivered by the American Civil Liberties Union.
– “State and San Juan County Laws in Utah to be Aware of When Organizing a Gathering” will be presented by individuals that the Human Right Commission staff will announce later.

The July 17 seminar on Know Your Rights when Interacting With Law Enforcement begins at 9 a.m. at the Monument Valley Welcome Center in Oljato, Ariz.

The July 18 seminar also starts at 9 a.m. and is at the Red Mesa Chapter in Tees Nos Pos, Ariz.

Information: Navajo Human Rights Commission Office, 928-871-7436, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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