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by Robert T. Coulter - The Declaration contains more than 15 articles spelling out and protecting many aspects of tribal self-government and jurisdiction. Tribes are studying these detailed provisions, making strategies, and deciding what elements of the Declaration...read more
Constitutional Court of Guatemala issues ruling affirming the collective rights of Community to its land.
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
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights grants protective measures to Rapa Nui; members of Hito clan arrested for occupying their ancestral lands.
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
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,...read more
The declaration lays out the fundamental rights of the world's indgenous peoples.