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Draft Memorandum of Understanding

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Excerpt: This memorandum of understanding is made by and between the Lummi Nation, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe organized pursuant to the Treaty of Point Elliott (12 Stat. 927)(hereinafter Nation) and Whatcom County, a political subdivision of the State of Washington (hereinafter County). The Nation and County (collectively referred to as parties) hereby acknowledge and agree as follows?

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Discrimination against Indigenous Populations

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Excerpt: The uranium industry and indigenous peoples of North America 1. Among the market economies, the largest uranium-ore reserves are found in the United States, Australia, Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Niger. The United States dominated mining and milling until the 1970s, producing as much ore as all other States combined. United States deposits are relatively low-grade, however, compared to recently developed Canadian and Australian ore bodies, and most United ...

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Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples Report of the Working Gr...

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Excerpt: Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal in dignity and rights to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, affirming also that all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humankind, Affirming further that all doctrines, policies and practices based on or advocating superiority of p...

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Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples

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Excerpt: In its resolution 1992/33 of 27 August 1992, the Sub- Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities entrusted Ms. Erica-Irene Daes, Chairperson- Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, with the task of elaborating the paragraphs of the draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples agreed upon by members of the Working Group at its tenth session. The General Assembly, in its resolution 47/75 of 14 December 1992...

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Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples

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Excerpt: PRINCIPLES. 1. The effective protection of the heritage of the indigenous peoples of the world benefits all humanity. Cultural diversity is essential to the adaptability and creativity of the human species as a whole. 2. To be effective, the protection of indigenous peoples, heritage should be based broadly on the principle of self determination, which includes the right and the duty of indigenous peoples to develop their own cultures and knowledge systems, and ...

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Standard-Setting Activities: Evolution of Standards Concerning the...

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Introduction: At its thirteenth session, the Working Group on Indigenous Populations decided to recommend to the Sub- Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities that the Chairperson-Rapporteur, Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes, be entrusted with the preparation of a note on criteria for the definition of indigenous peoples based on information which might be submitted to her by Governments, intergovernmental organizations and indigenous peoples' organizations.

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Standard-Setting Activities: Evolution of Standards Concerning the...

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Introduction: By its resolution 1982/34 of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, including information requested by the Secretary-General annually, and to give special attentio...

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Indian Nations and the Constitution

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Introduction: A STATE OF EMERGENCY As Indian Nations, we have battled for many years on many fronts to retain our special status, dignity and pride. As Indian people we fought and will continue to fight for our right to exist as Sovereign Nations gathering strength from each battle. When we lose we become more determined and find other ways to continue the battle. We have fought governments, corporations, courts, small people, big people, and those who ever stood to thre...

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Review of Developments Pertaining to the Promotion and Protection ...

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Excerpt: By its resolution 1982/34 of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, including information requested by the Secretary-General annually, and to give special attention to ...

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Review of Developments Pertaining to the Promotion and Protection ...

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Introduction: By its resolution 1982/34 of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually and working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, including information requested by the Secretary-General annually, and to give special attent...

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When Tribes and States Collide Part I

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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Introduction: The drive for tribal political equality Since 1964, tribal governments have sought to reclaim their authority to control and regulate their own resources, Often exclusive of U.S. government control. Where the U.S. government asserted its trust obligation to manage the leasing of tribal lands within the boundaries of a reservation, for example, tribal governments have assumed dominant authority over the leasing process on many reservations. In the past, the ...

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Handbook on State-Tribal Relations

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Excerpt: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, under BIA Grant Number K51C1420G030, Ford Foundation and Donner Foundation.

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Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: By its resolution 1993/44 of 26 August 1993, the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities endorsed the study of the protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous peoples prepared by the Special Rapporteur Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/28), and requested that she expand her study with a view to elaborating draft principles and guidelines for the protection of indigenous peoples, heritage. A prelimi...

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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: Despite the good faith efforts by both the Navajo families and the Hopi Tribe, the Hopi proposal does not adequately address or resolve fundamental Navajo concerns that any settlement must be permanent, avoid forced relocation, and guarantee the religious rights and needs of the members of both Tribes. In addition, the Navajo families believe that any agreement to settle this complex and painful dispute must have the support of Congress, the State of Arizona, an...

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Evolution of Standards Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Populations

By: United Nations

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Introduction: By its resolution 1982/34 of 7 May 1982, the Economic and Social Council authorized the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to establish annually a working group on indigenous populations to review developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous populations, including information requested by the Secretary-General annually, and to give special attentio...

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Tibetan Response to China's White on Tibet

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Excerpt: Preface As the international community takes an increasingly keen interest in the question of Tibet, the demand for information grows. The world is no longer obsessed with the political ideological conflict between the two superpowers of the Cold War period, so that Governments and non-governmental actors can, once again, turn to other burning problems, such as the situation in Tibet. Many Governments are in the process of reviewing their foreign policy on many ...

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Consideration of a Draft United Nations Declaration on the Rights ...

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Excerpt: Japan. In this draft declaration, concrete provisions are given on issues that are critical for national legal systems on lands, natural resources, education, election, and so on. However, those provisions should be practical and flexible, since the historical and social contexts which surround indigenous people differ, and so do the legislative and judicial systems of each State. In particular, where those systems are founded on the principle of freedom and equ...

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Tribal Populations and International Banking Practices: A Fundamen...

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Excerpt: Testimony before the House Banking Committee's Subcommittee on International Development Institutions and Finance submitted by Ralph Eluska, Vice President and Head of the NCAI International Relations Portfolio, and presented by Rudolph C. Ryser, Deputy Director and Counselor for International Relations.

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Mission Statement for the Centre for Maaori Studies and Research

By: . Mahuta

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Excerpt: The Centre was established. Respond to requests from Maaori groups and agencies for research. Its work is best described as research and development in the context of community action: there should be no development without research and no research without development. Return the information so derived through a variety of learning experiences in a variety of settings both formal and non-formal in both Maaori and non-Maaori contexts.

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Aboriginal Rights and the Sovereignty of Countries

By: rc Denhez

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Introduction. The overwhelming majority of countries in the world have uncertain boundaries. The majority of countries claim sovereignty to areas which are subject to challenge by other countries. Even among close allies, such as Canada and the United States, there are disagreements over issues such as maritime boundaries.

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