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Second Tribal Consultation on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


July 7, 2010

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The second tribal consultation occurred at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Nearly 70 members of federally recognized Native American tribes traveled to Washington to attend this session in person, while an additional 35 tribal leaders participated via conference call. Representatives from federal agencies participating in this meeting included the Departments of Energy, the Interior, Health and Human Services, Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Education, and United States Patent and Trademark Office. Federal Agency participants included: Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, Department of State; Pilar Thomas, Deputy Solicitor, Department of the Interior; Kimberly K. Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs for the White House Domestic Policy Council and Jodi Gillette Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement and Deputy Associate Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House. Mr. Koh served as the keynote speaker and provided attendees with the legal framework for the U.S. Government review of the Declaration and reiterated the Administration’s commitment to taking a fresh look at the Declaration



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The Second Tribal Consultation was led by a U.S. Government interagency group (from left to right) Special Representative Reta Jo Lewis; Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, Department of State; Kimberly Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council and Kathy Milton, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State.
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The Second Tribal Consultation was led by a U.S. Government interagency group (from left to right) Special Representative Reta Jo Lewis; Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, Department of State; Kimberly Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council and Kathy Milton, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State.
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