US supports UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

RNLD Admin contact.rnld at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 16 20:27:09 UTC 2010

Dear RNLDers,

US President Obama has announced that the United States is lending its
support to the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In a
lengthy speech reported in Cultural
the President stated that "The aspirations it affirms -- including the
respect for the institutions and rich cultures of Native peoples -- are one
we must always seek to fulfil."

The President also remarked that "We’re also working to improve the programs
available to students at tribal colleges. Students who study at tribal
colleges are much less likely to leave college without a degree and the vast
majority end up in careers serving their tribal nation. And these schools
are not only helping to educate Native Americans; they’re also helping to
preserve rich but often endangered languages and traditions."

kind regards,

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Margaret Florey
Nick Thieberger

Email: contact.rnld at
Ph: +61 (0)4 3186-3727 (mob.)
skype: margaret_florey
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