Commentary by Terri Henry | February 2, 2011 It was with great honor that my nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, hosted the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Ms. Rashida Manjoo.

Advocates hope the UN Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will hold the U.S. to higher standards

 A United Nations expert on women’s human rights is investigating why Native women face the highest rates of sexual and physical assault of any group in the United States.

UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya issues a statement encouraging Chile to prevent further evictions.

December 30, 2010 -- Violence on Rapa Nui Island, also known as "Easter Island," continues to escalate.

December 15, 2010 -- Wiggings asks for help to put international pressure on the Government of Chile to resolve the conflict peacefully through the Inter-American system.  American Indian leaders, community leaders and individuals concerned about the violation of collective human rights should...

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Footage from evictions on Rapa Nui

President Obama announced the U.S. support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the December 16, 2010 Tribal Nations Consultation in Washingtong, D.C.

December 16, 2010 -- Listen to and read Indian leaders' reactions.


December 16, 2010

Today, the United States government at last officially endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and joined the international community in recognizing that American Indians and other indigenous peoples have a permanent right to exist as peoples,...

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