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Oversight Hearing on Setting the Standard

Oversight Hearing on Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, June 9 2011 2:15PM

Dirksen Senate Office Building 628


Oversight Hearing on Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The hearing chaired by Senator Daniel Akaka explores the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as an international policy goal to which the United States is signatory, the current ways existing domestic policy achieves the UNDRIP goals, and additional domestic policy considerations to make the United States a world leader in indigenous rights and implementation of the UNDRIP. Hearing witnesses offering testimony include:
  • Fawn SharpFawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation
  • Melanie KnightMelanie Knight, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State
  • Robert T. CoulterRobert Coulter, Director, Indian Law Resource Center
  • James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur, On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Duane YazzieDuane Yazzie, Chairman, Navajo Human Rights Commission

Also featuring:

  • Senator Daniel AkakaSenator Daniel Akaka
  • Senator Al Franken
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