Today, 11-07-07, on American Indian Airwaves
"Implementing the Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: First Nation Adoption & Recognition"
Benjamin Dangl (http://www.upsidedownworld.org/), the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. In recognizing the fundamental rights of the worldï¿½s 370 indigenous peoples, this past Thursday, on November 1st, 2007 the Bolivian Congress became the first country in the world to adopt the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which was passed by the UN General Assembly on September 13th, 2007. Benjamin Dangl provides an update on the Bolivian state of affairs.
S. James Anaya http://www.law.arizona.edu/faculty/getprofile.cfm?facultyid=31), James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. S. Dr. James Anaya who spoke recently at the Indigenous Peoples Regional Forum on the "Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: History-Presence -Destiny" this past October 26th, 2007 in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Anaya spoke on the Supreme Court of Belize incorporation and recognition of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the recent cases of the Mayan peoples of Conejo and Santa Cruz. Thus making the Belize Supreme Court the first judicial body in the world to recognize and implement the declaration and the rights it confers indigenous peoples.
Professor, legal scholar, and lawyer S. James Anaya is the author of several recent publications on international law including: International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice (4th ed. 2006) (co-author, with Richard B. Lillich, Hurst Hannum, & Dinah L. Shelton). Indigenous Peoples in International Law (2d ed. 2004); The Protection of Indigenous Peoples' Rights Over Lands and Natural Resources Under the Inter-American Human Rights System, 14 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 33 (2001) (co-author with Robert A. Williams, Jr.); The Native Hawaiian People and International Human Rights Law: Toward a Remedy for Past and Continuing Wrongs, 28 Ga. L. Rev. 309 (1994), reprinted in International Law and Indigenous Peoples 309 (S. James Anaya ed., 2003).
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Contact info for tribes affected by the fires.
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
Campground Phone: 760.742.1297
Admin Phone: 760.742.3790
Address: 22000 Hwy 76
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Contact the Barona Tribal Office at 619-443-6612
777 Pauma Reservation Rd
Pauma Valley, CA 92061, US
Toll Free 877-687-2862
12196 Pala Mission Rd.
Cupa Cultural Center
35008 Pala Temecula Road PMB 445
Pala, CA 92059
contact (760) 742-1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sycaun Tribal Office
5459 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, Ca 92019
Jamul Tribal Council P.O. 612
Jamul, Ca 91935
Viejas Tribal Office
P.O. Box 908
Alpine, Ca 91903