BET: United Nations official opens mission on Native issues

"The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples launched the first-ever investigation into the human rights status of the nation’s nearly 2.7 million Native Americans on Monday.

"I will examine the situation of the American Indian/Native American, Alaska Native and Hawaiian peoples against the background of the United States’ endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," Special Rapporteur James Anaya said. "My visit aims at assessing how the standards of the Declaration are reflected in U.S. law and policy and identifying needed reforms and good practices.""

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U.N. to Investigate Plight of Native Americans (BET 4/23)

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