Wednesday, June 30, 2010

State Dept. Review: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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.


Members of federally recognized tribes can participate in the July 7th Consultation either in person or by conference call. RSVP to 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

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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