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Burns Paiute Tribe to FBI and DOJ: Bring Criminal Charges Against Malheur Refuge Militants


After armed militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge posted a YouTube video in which they rifled through Native American artifacts housed at the federal site, the Burns Paiute Tribe is asking the FBI and the Department of Justice to file criminal charges and end the occupation.

In a letter dated on January 22, Burns Paiute Tribe chairperson Charlotte Roderique expressed concern that the militants might try to sell Paiute artifacts in order to fund their cause. She also noted that tribal members have been "subjected to harassment by individuals who either came here to support the protestors or have been emboldened by their example to voice bigotry and hatred toward the Indigenous people of Harney county."


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