News Release

Four Winds American Indian Council

Following the August 31st sweep of a predominantly-Indigenous homeless encampment outside of Four Winds American Indian Council in Denver, members of the American Indian nonprofit organization assert that their organization has faced increasingly hostile harassment by the City of Denver for advocating for the rights of unhoused Indigenous people.

Four Winds American Indian Council demands that the city stop its illegal actions immediately. They argue that these actions, including, “the erection of a fence encircling their property, twenty-four hour surveillance by the Denver police department, and the issuance of a sham and retaliatory zoning code violation notice,” likely constitute violations of the organization’s rights to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment, right to privacy under the Fourth Amendment, and their rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”.)

About Four Winds American Indian Council

Four Winds American Indian Council, as an organization and family, works for the physical, spiritual, political, community, economic, and social liberation of all Indigenous Peoples and lands through community support, political education, grassroots organizing, and advocacy.

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