In the dance and in the song and in the drum, you will see a celebration of the beauty of Native ways. You will see a stubborn attachment to tradition, without resistance to innovation and reinvention. This is a celebration of living traditions. But today, today, we celebrate the here and now. Today we celebrate contemporary Indian Country in song and dance.
“When we talk about “human trafficking,” we’re talking about slavery — modern-day slavery that still today claims more than 20 million victims on any given time.”
On this anniversary, we celebrate the Council’s achievements and acknowledge areas for improvement. The Council has accomplished a great deal since its founding, especially in more recent years.
John Kerry: “It is important to underscore that the reports that we release today, as voluminous as they are, represent just a tiny fraction of what this department does to advance freedom and dignity across the globe.”
The achievements of the TechGirls exchange alumnae contribute to the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women […]
Teresa and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Elie Wiesel — one of our most poignant […]
Ambassador Harper: Unfortunately, these freedoms are under increasing threat across the globe.
Item 8: Best Practices and Strategies for the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ambassador Harper: In December 2010, President Obama announced U.S. support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous […]
Alcohol and substance abuse, mental health issues, and suicide continue to be among the most severe health and social […]
The United States is pleased that EMRIP is considering the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities at its current […]
EMRIP Item 3: Enhanced Participation for Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives and Institutions at the UN
Ambassador Harper: The US is pleased at the widespread support during the UN consultations for a separate category of […]
The World Conference outcome document invites the Human Rights Council to review the mandates of its indigenous mechanisms to […]
We congratulate the Council on the creation of an Independent Expert to address violence and discrimination based on sexual […]