US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to New Zealand

US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to New ZealandFour mummified Māori heads have been returned to New Zealand as part of the second-largest repatriation of indigenous remains in the countryís history. Following five years of negotiations, the Smithsonian Institution in the US agreed to return the objects, made up of the remains of at least 54 Māori and Moriori individuals.

Brazil's Interim Government Losing Ground on Indigenous Land Rights

BrazilBrazil's interim government is moving ahead with plans for a constitutional amendment that would weaken indigenous land rights and pave the way for new plantations and dams to encroach on lands inhabited by native peoples, a United Nations official said.

Indigenous Groups Protest Planned French Auction of Artifacts

Indigenous Groups Protest Planned French Auction of ArtifactsNative American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.

A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel Greed

A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel GreedThis Monday, the Obama administrationís Army Corps of Engineers honored the treaty rights of the Lummi Nation and denied a critical permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in Washington state.

Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among the

Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among theThe United States welcomes this opportunity to discuss ways in which the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can better work together in order to protect indigenous peoplesí rights and improve their livelihoods.