Monday, May 7, 2012

Congressmen refused to meet with UN Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples

Statement of the United Nations
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya,

upon conclusion of his visit to the United States

Lakota testimony to UN Rapporteur in South Dakota 2012
Photo by Vi Waln/Published with permission at
Censored News
4 May 2012

Washington, D.C.– "In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, I am concluding my official visit to the United States of America, which I have been carrying out over the past twelve days. During my mission, I have held consultations with indigenous peoples, tribes, and nations in Washington, D.C.; Arizona; Alaska; Oregon; Washington State; South Dakota; and Oklahoma, both in Indian Country and in urban areas. I also had a series of meetings with representatives of the executive branch of the federal government and with state government officials. I regret that my efforts to meet with members of the U.S. Congress were unsuccessful, especially given the prominent role of Congress in defining the status and rights of indigenous peoples within the United States.
Read more: http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/visit-to-usa/statement-of-the-united-nations-special-rapporteur-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-james-anaya-upon-conclusion-of-his-visit-to-the-united-states

Also see at Censored News:
Troubling questions for the UN Rapporteur: Is the process of testifying so academic, complicated and expensive, that it eliminates many grassroots people?
Read more:
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/04/troubling-questions-for-un-rapporteur.html

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