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1977 Conference of Tribal Governments Doubletree Inn, Tukwila February 12-15, 1977 Policy Resolution Tribal Government/State Government Relations

By: John Burrows

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Preamble: Since the formation of the State of Washington in 1889, the relations between the Washington State government and the many tribal governments long present in the region have been persistently strained. Tribal governments have experienced near constant threats issued by the State Government, aimed at reducing tribal government authorities and imposing the will of State Government over Indian rights and property. State government has taken steps to subordinate tribal governments while asserting no responsibility for its actions affecting tribal governments, Indian people and natural resources. Whereas, tribal governments have the authority to deal with other units of government - pursuant to the powers of government without limitation....

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Conference of Tribal Governments Second Session Conference Resolution

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: Whereas, the conference of tribal governments meeting at Tyee Motor Inn, Tumwater, Washington on April 5, 6, 7, 1977 in Second Session; and whereas, the Governor, by Executive request, has a Bill in State Legislature, The Reorganization Bill, Senate Bill 2559 and House Bill 705, created a Citizen Advisory Group, and whereas, the Indian Tribes are the Original Natives of this State and are dual citizens of this Country and State....

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National Congress of American Indians Indian Education Concerns Committee

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: Whereas, the National Congress of American Indians, meeting at the 33rd Annual Convention in Salt Lake City having established an Education Concerns Committee charged with reviewing resolutions and concerns about improving educational opportunities and standards for Indian people; and whereas, Indian self-control and self-determination has been accepted as a basic and fundamental policy of the federal government under P.L. 93-638; and whereas, the American Indian Policy Review Commission's (AIPRC) Task Force #5 Report on Indian Education (hereinafter referred to as Report) failed to meet the following necessary procedures in gathering information important to the validity of the study: a. An adequate number of field hearings on tribal grounds....

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Conference of Tribal Governments Session Iii Resolution #5-51379

By: John Burrows

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Preamble: Tribal Governments are increasingly dependent on ordinances, codes and regulations to manage peoples and natural resources within their jurisdiction. Tribal governments are at different stages of development and would benefit from one another's experience in the development of tribal laws. The State, Federal and County governments are increasingly challenging the authority of Tribal governments to govern within their boundaries. Whereas; through the sharing of this necessary information Tribal governments will be better able to deal with the State, Federal, and Local regulations which now face them at various stages, and whereas; Tribal governments all share the interest of protecting, preserving, and enhancing Indian rights, and whereas; Tribal governments are without a centrally located mechanism of communication through which to share regulations, ordinances, legal jurisdiction and their experiences....

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Evolution of Standards Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Populations

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Excerpt: Mr. Chairman, I thank you and the members of the Working Group for this opportunity to comment on the proposal to undertake a study of the significance of indigenous treaties and agreements and other constructive arrangements between states and indigenous nations. As Mr. Chairman may recall, in previous sessions of this Working Group, we have attempted to bring before you growing evidence that relations between indigenous nations and states are rapidly deteriorating. We have noted in the past that the level of overt violence between nations and states continues to escalate with no clear possibilities of resolution yet apparent....

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Affiliated Tribes of North West Indians 1989 Winter Conference Tacoma, Washington Resolution #89-01 Preamble

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: We, the members of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians of the United States, invoking the divine blessings of the Creator upon our efforts and purposes, in order to preserve for ourselves and our descendants rights secured under Indian treaties and agreements with the United States, and all other rights and benefits to which we are entitled under the laws and Constitution of the United States and several States, to enlighten the public toward a better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve Indian cultural values, and otherwise promote the welfare of the Indian people, do hereby establish and submit the following resolution...?...

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Aboriginal Rights and the Sovereignty of Countries

By: C Denhez

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Introduction. The overwhelming majority of countries in the world have uncertain boundaries. The majority of countries claim sovereignty to areas which are subject to challenge by other countries. Even among close allies, such as Canada and the United States, there are disagreements over issues such as maritime boundaries....

Table of Contents: Part I. Introduction -- Part II. General Observations on Laws and Peoples -- A. Legal Origins -- B. Effect on Boundary Claims -- C. Relationship between Aboriginal Rights and a -- Country's Sovereignty -- Part III. Summary of Basic Principles -- Part IV. Case Study; Canadian Arctic Waters -- A. General -- B. Government Enactments; The Arctic Islands Game Preserve -- C. The Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act -- D. Jurisprudence and Offshore Rights -- E. Legal Dilemmas and Solutions -- F. Land Claims and the Offshore -- G. Impact on Sovereignty -- Part V. Conclusion...

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International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations Authorized Version Initialed July 28, 1994. Geneva, Switzerland

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Excerpt: Preamble affirming that Indigenous Nations are peoples equal in dignity and rights to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all individuals and peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, considering that all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humankind....

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Miskito, Sumo, Rama Sandinista Aslatakanka

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Excerpt: Los Pueblos Miskito, Sumo, y Rama de la region atlantica de Nicaragua, actualmente inmersos dentro de su proceso de liberacion y revolucion Misurasata, presenta al Pueblo Nicaragoense, a los Pueblos hermanos, a las organizaciones indias y a la opinion publica internacional los fundamentos generales de su lucha historica por la autonomia india....

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National Congress of American Indians

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: This is a draft Discussion Paper and Action Plan to be considered, modified, edited, shaped, and/or used by Tribal leaders of American Indian and Native Alaskan Nations to take the lead in communicating a New Indian Affairs Agenda to the newly elected United States Administration and to the 103rd Congress....

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The United Nations and East Timor

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Excerpt: The General Assembly recognizing the inalienable right of all peoples to self determination and independence in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, contained in its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960. Bearing in mind the part of the Political Declaration adopted by the Sixth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non- Aligned Countries, held in Havana from 3 to 9 September 1979, relating to East Timor....

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Statement on Self-Determination by the Participants at the Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting

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Excerpt: At the 1985 session of the Working Group, a draft Declaration of Principles was submitted by the indigenous NGO's and more than seventeen other indigenous organizations. That Declaration includes principles relating to self determination....

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Nation Amaori Congress

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Excerpt: The founding constitutional document of Aotearoa New Zealand is the Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown with the indigenous Maori tribes in 1840. The Treaty of Waitangi established the partnership between Maori and the Crown, a partnership which has developed over the past 150 years into a far less than equitable one for Maori....

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Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

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Introduction: The General Assembly in its resolution 48/163 of 21 December 1993 requested the Commission on Human Rights to give priority consideration to the establishment within the United Nations of a permanent forum for indigenous people. In its resolution 1994/28 of 4 March 1994, the Commission on Human Rights requested the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights to invite Governments and indigenous organizations to express their views on this question, and to transmit to the twelfth session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations contributions received together with a technical note addressing institutional issues....

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Affiliated Tribes of North West Indians Resolution #84-F-04

By: John Burrows

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Excerpt: Whereas, the American Indian Tribes have been continuously attacked with adverse publicity and political action movements as a new kind of approach towards the acts of genocide reflected in the nineteenth century; and whereas, these movements, to totally discredit Indian Treaties, laws, and policies of such adverse groups have tended to degrade the integrity of the American Indian Tribes and the legal status guaranteed to the Tribes under solemn Treaties made with the United States government; and whereas, there is a strong need to effectively counteract the bad, derogatory publicity being imposed against the American Indian Tribes and their Treaties: and therefore be it resolved, that the affiliated tribes of Northwest Indians expresses its concern for the need to organize a political-action movement group, consisting of a committee or commission of Indians journalist, newspaper editors, publishers, or media experts, in general, to make national or regional response to such public aggression of anti-Indian/anti-Treaty media exposure to the American public....

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Resolution on the Recognition of the Regional Borders of Scania

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Excerpt: Recognizing that Sweden now has become a member of the European Union and now is attempting to divide Sweden into regions within the structures of the regional policy of the European Union; concerned about Sweden's attempts to divide the historical region of Scania into different parts and add some of these parts to adjoining regions; concerned that Sweden's activities in dividing the Scanian territory will cause further serious identity problems among the Scanian people;...

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Review of Developments Pertaining to the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Populations Standard-Setting Activities: Evolution of Standards Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Populations

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Excerpt: This document contains information on the Four Directions Council and Inuit Circumpolar Conference.

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U.S. Mission to the Un-Geneva Meeting with Ngo, Indian Alaskan Native and Hawaiian Representatives

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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Excerpt: Meeting Convened at the Palaise des Nacions, Conference Room Salle.

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Working Group on Indigenous Populations Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

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Introduction: The World Conference on Human Rights, in its Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (A/CONF.157/23), recommended that the General Assembly establish a permanent forum for indigenous people within the United Nations system. In its resolution 48/163 of 21 December 1993, proclaiming the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People, the General Assembly requested the 1 Commission on Human Rights to give priority consideration to the establishment of a permanent forum for indigenous people within the United Nations system....

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United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations 12Th Session July 1994 Geneva

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Excerpt: Thank you, Madame Chairperson, for the opportunity to address the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples on the agenda item of Standard Setting Activities. I am speaking on behalf of the Indian Law Resource Center, an international non-governmental organization with consultative status, which provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples in North, Central and South America; and on behalf of the National Congress of American Indians, a national organization, established in 1944, which currently represents over 170 member tribes, and endeavors to ensure that tribal sovereignty is respected in the United States....

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