Friday, July 2, 2010

State Department Consultations on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


State Department Consultations on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Individuals can participate in writing and conference call
Photo: Havasupai gathering to halt uranium mining in Grand Canyon by Brenda Norrell

July 7, 2010 : Tribal Leaders Consultation
1 pm, Department of State, Washington, DC
July 8, 2010 : Meeting with Nongovernmental Organizations
10 am, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
The State Department is currently reviewing the United States' failure to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As part of this formal review, the State Department is holding consultations with Indian and Alaska Native nations and NGOs to discuss the upcoming review process and receive comments. The State Department wants to receive comments from Indian and Alaska Native nations, NGOs and individuals.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Members of federally recognized tribes can participate in the July 7th Consultation either in person or by conference call
RSVP to declaration@state.gov
by July 2, 2010, and include "RSVP - July 7th Tribal Consultation" in the subject line. Please indicate if you will be attending in person or participating via conference call.
Anyone can submit written comments to the State Department by July 15, 2010.
By email to declaration@state.gov
By mail to: S/SR Global Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW, Suite 1317
Washington, DC 20520.
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