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WASHINGTON - At the Tribal Summit last December, President Obama informed tribal officials the United States became a signatory to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This hearing will explore the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as an international policy; the current ways existing domestic policy achieves the Declaration's goals; and additional domestic policy considerations to make the United States a world leader in indigenous rights and the implementation of the Declaration.
WHEN: Thursday, June 9
TIME: 2:15 pm edt
WHERE: Dirksen Room #628
James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations, Tucson, Arizona
Ryan Red Corn, Filmmaker / Member, 1491s, Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Robert T. Coulter, Executive Director, Indian Law Resource Center, Helena, Montana
Frank Ettawageshik, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Melanie Knight, Secretary of State, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Donald "Del" Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Interior, Washington DC
Lindsay G. Robertson, Professor of Law / Faculty Director of the American Indian Law and Policy Center / Judge Haskell A. Holloman Professor
The Honorable Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, Washington
Sam K. Viersen, Presidential Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
Duane Yazzie, Chairperson, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, Window Rock, Arizona
posted June 8, 2011 4:43 pm et
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