I am forwarding this to you for your consideration in publishing it in Censored News. It is the Modoc Nation’s statement in response to the State Department’s request for comments on the United States reexamination of its position on the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Please note that the Modoc Tribe (of southern Oregon and northern California), now known as the Modoc Nation is the first and, perhaps, still the only native nation/tribe in the Americas to draft its own statement of indigenous rights based on the UNDRIP, ours being drafted on November 20, 2008.
Two Eagles (Perry Chesnut)
Secretary of State, Modoc Nation
July 15, 2010