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The expansion of mining operations in the Andean Region of South America are threatening the very existence of several indigenous communities in Peru, Columbia and Bolivia.
Indian Law Resource Center staff are moving quickly to protect human rights and sacred sites of the Rapa Nui Nation, made up of approximately 36 clans living on "Easter Island." The Island is in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is a special territory of Chile, annexed in 1888.
The declaration lays out the fundamental rights of the world's indgenous peoples.
Representatives met with U.S. officials to discuss the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Tribal leaders meet with U.S. officials in third consultation
For the first time, the United States will participate in a Universal Periodic Report before the UN Human Rights Council. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process to review the human rights records of all 192 UN member-states every four years. Its ultimate goal is to improve...read more