US Announces its Support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

The United States is the last of the four countries that voted against the UN Declaration to reverse its position. President Obama announced last Thursday, "The aspirations [the Declaration] affirms -- including the respect for the institutions and rich cultures of Native peoples -- are one we must always seek to fulfill...But I want to be clear: What matters far more than words -- what matters far more than any resolution or declaration -– are actions to match those words."

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