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U.S. to Sign U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Rights

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President Obama announced yesterday that the United States will sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, making it the last major country to do so.

The President announced the decision during the second White House Tribal Conference, which was attended by representatives of many of the 560 Indian tribes in the United States.

The declaration has already been signed by 145 countries since 2007.

The US opposed it because it declares that indigenous peoples “have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used and acquired.”

President Obama, who has said he wants to improve relations with Native Americans, said he is “working hard to live up to” the name he was given by the Crow Nation: ‘One Who Helps People Throughout the Land.’

Signing this declaration is certainly a step in that direction.

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