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


Robert Coulter, the Center’s executive director, Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinnalt Nation, and Duane Yazzie, the chair of the  Navajo Nation’s Human Rights Commission, were among the witnesses that testified at the hearing.  Click here for a full list of witnesses presenting at the hearing.

Watch Robert Coulter’s testimony

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing, Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on June 9, 2011.  Video from the hearing can be viewed at www.indian.senate.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tribal Leaders and Representatives
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OTHER RESOURCES
 

Text of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

 

A written transcript of the testimony given by Robert T. Coulter, Executive Director of the Indian Law Resource Center, at the June 9 hearing. 

 

 

Draft General Legal Principles

Seventeen draft legal principles that provide a starting point for discussion and debate about how federal Indian law should be changed in order to be consistent with the U.S. Constitution and international standards like the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.