Special Rapporteur Anaya Kicks-off Official Visit at Embassy of Tribal Nations

Published on Apr 25, 2012

Following a meeting with tribal leaders at NCAI's Embassy of Tribal Nations, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, recorded this message about his official visit. 

On April 23, 2012 the Embassy of Tribal Nations was the venue for one of the first discussions between tribal leaders and James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The four-hour meeting was part of a kick-off to the Special Rapporteur’s official US visit (April 23 – May 4 2012) examining the human rights situation of America’s indigenous peoples.

Tribal leaders from across Indian Country met with James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at NCAI's Embassy of Tribal Nations

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Anaya visited the Embassy of Tribal Nations to hear from Tribal Leaders about the experiences and challenges they face today. The discussion, co-hosted by NCAI and United South and Eastern Tribes, included tribal leaders from across the country.

The Special Rapporteur is charged with the responsibility of gathering, requesting, receiving and exchanging information and communications from all relevant sources, including Governments, indigenous people and their communities and organizations, on alleged violations of their human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to formulate recommendations and proposals on appropriate measures and activities to prevent and remedy violations.

During his visit, the Special Rapporteur will hold meetings and consultations with federal and state government officials, as well as with indigenous nations and their representatives, in various locations. The results of this assessment will be reflected in a preliminary report that will be submitted to the United States for its comments and consideration.

Learn more about the Special Rapporteur’s visit.

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