UN expert urges US to take more robust measures to tackle indigenous issues
UN news release, 4 May 2012

NEW YORK, USA: The United States needs to adopt more robust measures to address the issues affecting its indigenous peoples, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya said, stressing that such policies must be developed in partnership with Native American, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian peoples in the country. “Securing the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands is of central importance to indigenous peoples’ socio-economic development, self-determination, and cultural integrity,” Anaya said, underscoring that continued efforts should be made to resolve, clarify, and strengthen the protection of indigenous lands, resources, and sacred sites. Read the UN release … Read Anaya’s statement … Read the UNSR handbook for indigenous leaders in the United States … Read an article by IPS on the issue …