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The States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing, Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on June 9, 2011
The United States endorsement of the Declaration, on December 16 of last year, was cause for celebration. With his announcement of support for the Declaration, President Obama emphasized that the endorsement wouldn’t be an empty gesture, but that the administration will take actions in line...read more
On February 7, 2011, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights granted Precautionary Measures for the Rapa Nui Nation on Rapa Nui Island (also known as “Easter Island”). This article provides some background information on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Commission)...read more
March 21, 2011 -- Faleomavaega will go to Easter Island to assess recent developments between the Rapa Nui clans and the Chilean government.
February 8 -- Congressman Faleomavaega delivers a Special Order speech on the floor of the U.S. House Chamber calling for better treatment for the people of Easter Island.
February 7, 2011 -- The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has granted precautionary measures to immediately stop the violent use of armed forces against the Rapa Nui clans and to begin an investigation on recent events.