In the Light of Justice The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the un Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

ISBN-10: 1555916635
ISBN-13: 9781555916633
Edition: 2013
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Description: In 2007 the United Nations approved the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United States endorsement in 2010 ushered in a new era of Indian law and policy. This book highlights steps that the United States, as well as  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 7/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

In 2007 the United Nations approved the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United States endorsement in 2010 ushered in a new era of Indian law and policy. This book highlights steps that the United States, as well as other nations, must take to provide a more just society and heal past injustices committed against indigenous peoples.Walter R. Echo-Hawk, an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund for more than thirty-five years, is the author ofIn the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decidedand the award-winningBattlefields and Burial Grounds.

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Understanding the Declaration
The Seeds of Change
The Making of the Declaration
Mounting the Big Horse
Legal Status of the Declaration
The Need for the Declaration
The Legacy of Conquest
Toward an American Land Ethic
How Does the Declaration Affect the Future of Indian Law?
Does United States Law and Policy Meet UN Standards?
Implementing the Declaration
March Toward Justice
In the Light of Justice
Appendix: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Endnotes
Index
About the Author

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