Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oversight Hearing: UNDRIP Thursday June 9, 2011 - US Senate

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

Description:

The hearing will explore 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.

WITNESS LIST
Panel I

MR. DONALD “DEL” LAVERDURE, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Panel II

MR. ROBERT T. COULTER, Executive Director, Indian Law Resource Center, Helena, MT

MR. JAMES ANAYA, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations, Tucson, AZ

MR. LINDSAY G. ROBERTSON, Professor of Law / Faculty Director of the American Indian Law and Policy Center  / Judge Haskell A. Holloman Professor / and Sam K. Viersen Presidential Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma

MR. RYAN RED CORN, Filmmaker / Member, 1491s, Pawhuska, OK

Panel III

THE HONORABLE FAWN SHARP, President, Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, WA

MR. FRANK ETTAWAGESHIK, Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan, Harbor Springs, MI

MR. DUANE YAZZIE, Chairperson, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, Window Rock, AZ

MS. MELANIE KNIGHT, Secretary of State, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK

Witnesses

Contact Us

Committee on Indian Affairs
United States Senate
838 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2251
Majority Fax: (202) 228.2589
Minority Fax: (202) 224-5429 
comments@indian.senate.gov

1 comment:

  1. UNDRIP: Trumping the Marshall Trilogy

    Not a merely a goal in terms of international policy, the UNDRIP is an affirmation of the reality of Inherent Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the international legal system of the UN; not simply the object of domestic support, but the international endorsement of the basic standard after 519 years: Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth - "Equal to all other Peoples".

    Comment submitted to the June 9th, 2011 Oversight Hearing - US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

    UNDRIP: Human Rights of the Future Generations:

    http://unpfii10.blogspot.com/2011/06/undrip-human-rights-of-future.html

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