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Under the Fourteenth Amendment, children born in the United States are citizens, even if their parents are not. Inspired by Arizona's new (and partially suspended) law regulating unauthorized immigration, Senators Mitch McConnell, John Kyl, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Representative John Boehner, and other Republican leaders have proposed considering amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the United States but whose parents are undocumented.
As law professors we oppose the proposed change, not only for historical and legal reasons, but also on deeply personal grounds. We are the face of the children of illegal aliens, people who are not just abstractions but parts of the human mosaic of the American nation. As it happens, all three of us are the grandchildren of individuals who entered the United States without authorization. From our perspective, the proposal is unwise.
Etiquetas: consulta eeuuWASHINGTON – Following up on the administration’s promise to review its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the State Department has created a new Web site to receive public input on the issue.
State Department’s Office of the Spokesman issued a press release June 4 announcing the new Web site outreach. The press release referred to an announcement by U.S. Permanent Representative Susan E. Rice of the federal government’s intention to review its position on the Declaration during the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York in April.
Saturday, June 12—Sunday, June 13, 2010
Puvungna, California State University Long Beach
Indigenous sacred places are central to the ongoing spiritual, mental, and physical health of the people and the survival of Tribal Nations. The purpose of this two-day Convention is to empower Indigenous peoples and Indian Nations to collaborate effectively in our work.This Convention will enhance Native governance and cultural competency throughout Indian Country by building the capacity of present and future Indigenous leaders to protect sacred places and cultural resources.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it is reviewing its opposition to a U.N. declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, in a gesture to Native Americans who support the sweeping but non-binding document.
The move, announced by Washington's U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, came one day after New Zealand said it was reversing its stance and now supported the declaration passed by a large majority in the General Assembly in September 2007.
Tags: consulta eeuuRemarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Distinguished Representatives of indigenous groups from around the world, Excellencies and distinguished delegates. In his Presidential Proclamation last fall honoring Native American Heritage Month, President Obama recognized that the "indigenous peoples of North America-the First American-have woven rich and diverse threads into the tapestry of our Nation's heritage." What is true in the Americas is true around the world. There is no true history that does not take into account the story of indigenous populations-their proud traditions, their rich cultures, and their contributions to our shared heritage and identity.
Sealaska Corporation has repatriated 33 cultural objects from a Massachusetts museum on behalf of Tlingit clans in southeast Alaska.
Most of the objects were repatriated on behalf of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe and title will be officially transferred to them at a future ceremony, said Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl, an anthropologist who assisted in the repatriation.
The collection underscores the creativity and talent of our ancestors, Worl said.
SELLS, Ariz. – The Tohono O’odham Nation’s utility authority has been awarded $7.2 million in loan and grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to build the infrastructure for a high speed system on the nation’s reservation.
The funding was announced March 24 in a media conference call by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
“The congressman, President Obama and I are absolutely committed to building a strong future for rural America. That means focusing on the appropriate infrastructure to bring those communities into the 21st century. The key to that is the access to broadband Internet, which we believe is a critical factor to community and regional economic development,” Vilsack said.
Max Whittaker for The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — On Friday night, more than two dozen Native Americans embarked from here on a spiritual mission to New Zealand, where they will ask their fish to come home to California.
The unusual journey centers on an apology, to be relayed to the fish on the banks of the Rakaia River through a ceremonial dance that tribal leaders say has not been performed in more than 60 years.
Duke Energy wants to put power station near land Cherokee Indians claim as birthplace.
A citizens' group has asked the N.C. Utilities Commission to stop Duke Energy's work on power lines and an electrical station near a sacred Cherokee Indian site in the N.C. mountains.
Duke has cleared land overlooking Kituwah, which the Cherokees recognize as the birthplace of their tribe. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has said it wasn't told in advance of Duke's plans.
ALBUQUERQUE – The “listening session” held by the U.S. State Department on March 16 at the University of New Mexico Law School drew more than 100 Native leaders, legal scholars and human rights activists, many of whom called on the United States to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Testimony from presenters spanned an array of key issues including rights to self-determination, land, natural resources, sacred sites and religious freedom.
WASHINGTON – Historic national health care legislation, which includes reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and other Indian country provisions, has passed Congress and received the president’s signature.
In the late hours of Sunday, March 21, the House of Representatives voted to approve a sweeping health bill the Senate had passed just before Christmas. President Barack Obama signed it into law March 23.
Yvette Roubideaux, the Rosebud Sioux director of the IHS, spoke before Indian leaders last fall. She has long been advocating for the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Human rights initiatives, including the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, have avoided direct recognition of indigenous peoples. Human rights documents speak of individual rights and more recently, thanks to the Declaration, there are discussions of collective rights. There should be no mistake, the recent developments in international human rights are very important. The Declaration should be given credit for expanding the human rights initiative to include broader understanding of collective group human rights.
Want to Use My Suit? Then Throw Me Something. New Orleans ‘Indians’ Look to Copyrights for Protection
24/03/2010. NEW ORLEANS — Just after dusk on Friday night, Tyrone Yancy was strutting through one of the more uncertain parts of town in a $6,000 custom-made suit.
He was concerned about being robbed, but not by the neighborhood teenagers who trotted out in the street to join him. The real potential for theft, as Mr. Yancy sees it, came from the strangers darting around him and his well-appointed colleagues in a hectic orbit: photographers.
WASHINGTON – Indian leaders are increasingly weighing in on President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2011. A general sense of satisfaction is in the air – especially given an overall federal focus to clamp down on spending – although desired areas for improvement are becoming clear.
Soon after the president released his proposed budget the week of Feb. 1, it was apparent that the administration plans to maintain and strengthen support for a variety of Indian country programs.
07.01.10Etiquetas: consulta eeuu
Washington, DC January 7, 2010
Dear Tribal Leader:
At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5, 2009, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation, reiterating his support for regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials, including through implementation of Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. The President directed all federal agencies to develop an action plan to implement this Executive Order by February 3, 2010.
By Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
The president: Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Thank you to Jefferson Keel, thanks for the wonderful introduction; to Clarence Jackson for the invocation. Good morning to all of you. I am honored to be with you today at this unique and historic event, the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history. (Applause.) And I am so grateful to many members of Congress who could join us today, along with several members of my Cabinet who will be participating in this conference today.
You know, a couple of summers ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Crow Nation in Montana. And while I was there, I was adopted into the nation by a wonderful couple, Hartford and Mary Black Eagle. I know what they’re saying now: “Kids grow up so fast.” (Laughter.) Only in America could the adoptive son of Crow Indians grow up to become President of the United States. (Applause.)
By Rob Capriccioso
WASHINGTON – Fulfilling a pledge to forge a strong and lasting partnership with tribal nations, the leader of the free world took some time out of his schedule to address a plethora of concerns affecting Native American people and their communities.
“I’m absolutely committed to moving forward with you and forging a new and better future together,” President Barack Obama said during a Nov. 5 speech to hundreds of tribal leaders gathered in Washington from sovereign nations across the country.
WASHINGTON – In taped remarks to the 2009 National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference June 15, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Kimberly Teehee as senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs. As a member of the Domestic Policy Council, Teehee will advise the president on issues affecting Indian country. President Obama also announced that the White House will hold a Tribal Nations Conference later this fall.
“Kim Teehee will be a tremendous asset to our team as we work to strengthen and build on the nation-to-nation relationship between the United States and tribal nations,” President Obama said. “She is rightly recognized as an outstanding advocate for Indian country, and she will provide a direct interface at the highest level of my administration, assuring a voice for Native Americans during policy making decisions.”
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