The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday, June 9, to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The United States was one of four nations that voted against the declaration in November 2007. President Barack Obama reversed course and endorsed the policy last December. The hearing will take place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn’t been posted online.
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June 9, 2011)