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


October 14, 2010

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In conjunction with the United States’ review of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the U.S. government held a third tribal consultation with indigenous tribal leaders at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Members of federally-recognized Native American tribes participated in person and via conference call. U.S. federal agencies in attendance included the Departments of Energy, the Interior, Health and Human Services, Defense, Labor, Homeland Security and United States Patent and Trademark Office. Kimberly Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs for the White House Domestic Policy Council served as moderator. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dr. Esther Brimmer provided the keynote remarks in which she emphasized the U.S. government’s commitment to a comprehensive and transparent review process and underscored the importance of the process to President Obama and his Administration.



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Kimberly Teehee introduce keynote speaker, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, Dr. Esther Brimmer.
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Kimberly Teehee introduce keynote speaker, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, Dr. Esther Brimmer.
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