State Department schedules consultation on indigenous rights
The Department of State will hold another tribal consultation to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The session will take place at 1pm on July 7 at the department's building in Washington, D.C. Tribal members can participate in person or by conference call.

To attend, email Declaration@state.gov by July 2, and include “RSVP - July 7th Tribal Consultation” in the subject line. Indicate whether you will attend in person or via the call.

The department also will hold a meeting with nongovernmental organizations at 10am on July 8 at the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C.

An additional tribal consultation and another meeting are expected to be held in late September or October.

The first consultation was held at the National Congress of American Indians mid-year conference last week.

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