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USA: ‘Redskins’ Team mascot hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native Americans Print
11 April 2014

logo-oacnudhGENEVA (11 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, today called on the owners of the Washington Redskins Football team, to consider "the hurtful reminder that the term 'redskins' represents of the long history of mistreatment of Native American people in the United States."

"While I am aware that there are some divergent views on this issue," the human rights expert said, "I urge the team owners to consider that the term 'redskin' for many is inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession, and that it is understood to be a pejorative and disparaging term that fails to respect and honour the historical and cultural legacy of the Native Americans in the US."

In a 2012 report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the US, the Special Rapporteur likewise stressed that "the use of stereotypes obscures understanding of the reality of Native Americans today and instead help to keep alive racially discriminatory attitudes."

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Alaska. Consultation at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. April 28 2012 Print
12 March 2012

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UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR on the RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
CONSULTATION at the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER

8800 Heritage Center Drive Anchorage, Alaska

APRIL 28, 2012 1:00PM to 5:00PM

 
Special Rapporteur in Bolivia Print
01 April 2014

janayaboliviaThe Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, delivered a lecture on international human rights and indigenous peoples at a conference hosted by the Andean University Simón Bolivar and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in La Paz, Bolivia while in La Paz from 25 to 27 March 2014. During his stay, the Special Rapporteur conducted informal meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and the Government of Bolivia regarding key issues affecting indigenous peoples in the country, including issues related to the development of a law on consultation.

See the conference here

 
Alaska. Consultation with the Curyung Tribal Council and Regional Service Providers in Dillingham. 29 April 2012 Print

 alaska29 April 2012: Consultation with the Curyung Tribal Council and Regional Service Providers in Dillingham, Alaska.

Contac:  Dorothy B. Larson: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
Special Rapporteur releases observations on the proposed expansion of the Camisea natural gas project in Peru Print
24 March 2014

jamesanayaonuThe Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, presents a series of observations and recommendations regarding the initiatives being carried out to expand the Camisea natural gas extraction project within Lote 88 in Cusco, Peru. The proposed expansion will potentially affect indigenous peoples living within and adjacent to Lote 88, including indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation or initial contact. The Special Rapporteur's observations were developed following exchanges of information with the Government of Peru, indigenous representatives, non-governmental organizations, and the Pluspetrol company, including during a visit to the country in December 2013. In the coming months, the Special Rapporteur will make public his full report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Peru in the context of extractive industries.

See the report here (spanish)


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Oklahoma. Consultation at U. Tulsa, May 3, 2012 Print

tulsaThe United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, will hold consultations at theThe University of Tulsa College of Law with tribal leaders in our region as a part of his official visit to the United States on the morning of May 3, 2012.

 

 

 
Joint Communications Report of the Special Procedures Mandate Holders Print
07 March 2014

logo-oacnudhThe Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has released the latest Joint Communications Report of the Special Procedures Mandate Holders for communications sent between 1 June and 30 November 2013 and replies received between 1 August 2013 and 31 January 2014. The report also includes responses received from communications sent prior to the report dates (A/HRC/25/74).

The report contains letters sent by the Special Rapporteur James Anaya and replies received from government concerning cases of alleged violations of the human rights of indigenous peoples. Communications sent and replies received during the reporting period are from Argentina, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Israel, Kenya, Nicaragua, Philippines, United Republic of Tanzania, and the United States of America. The Special Rapporteur also examined issues regarding the IAMGOLD Corporation and UNESCO's World Heritage Centre.

See the report here


 
Tribal Leader Discussion with the Special Rapporteur. Washington, DC. 24 April 2012 Print

ncai-usetTribal Leader Discussion with the Special Rapporteur in Washington, DC, on 24 April 2012, from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the National Congress of American Indians and the United South & Eastern Tribes
at the Embassy of Tribal Nations 1516 P Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

For more information and registration, please contact Katy Jackman at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 
Consultations with Indigenous Peoples in Costa Rica could be an opportunity and good example for other countries Print
28 March 2012

Costa RicaSan José – Upon completing a visit to Costa Rica, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, recognized as an important step a meeting between indigenous peoples and the Government regarding the Diquís hydroelectric project.

During his five-day visit, the Special Rapporteur visited several indigenous territories and met with representatives from several communities that would be affected by the construction of the large-scale dam. These indgenous communities included Boruca, China Kichá, Curre, Coto Brus, Ujarrás, Cabagra, Salitre and Térraba.

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Consultation. South Dakota, 1 and 2 May 2012 Print

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
to hold Consultation at Sinte Gleska University,
Sicangu Lakota Oyate/Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nation,
South Dakota, May 1st – 2nd, 2012

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, will hold a consultation with Indigenous Peoples at Sinte Gleska University, Sicangu Lakota Oyate/Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nation, May 1st and 2nd, 2012, as part of his first official visit to the United States. Traditional Treaty Councils, Tribal Governments representatives, Tribal Colleges and concerned Indigenous Peoples of all Nations are invited to attend this historic consultation, which is co-sponsored by Sinte Gleska University and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC).

 


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