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Land rights bid may torpedo US live fire plans

Land rights bid may torpedo US live fire plans

Updated 17 May 2013, 9:43 AEST

A group in the Northen Marianas has attacked a proposal by the US military to conduct live fire training on Pagan Island saying it will damage the ancestral land of the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people.

The Northern Marianas Descent Corp says it represents more than 7,000 indigenous people of Northern Marianas.

The group also accuses the US military of being secretative about their plans and the harm it may do to the ancestral homeland of Pagan people.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney.

Speaker: Ana S Teregeyo, president, Northern Marianas Descent Corporation

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Campbell Cooney

Campbell Cooney

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Campbell joined the ABC in 1997 and has been reporting as Radio Australia’s Pacific Correspondent since 2006.

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