Democracy Now: U.N. Investigator Calls for U.S. to Restore Some Land to Native Americans

A United Nations investigator has said the United States should restore some land to Native American tribes, including South Dakota’s Black Hills, which is home to the famous Mt. Rushmore monument. Special Rapporteur James Anaya concluded a fact-finding mission that determined the United States should return some land stolen from Native American tribes as a step toward addressing systemic discrimination against Native Americans that continues to this day. Anaya said his two-week visit to Native American reservations uncovered widespread stories of dispossession and brutality “all grounded on racial discrimination.” Anaya said he found reservations with upwards of 70 percent unemployment plagued by social problems and tough conditions.


~ by wheresthemic on May 8, 2012.

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