Lakota woman lobbies U.N. for indigenous rights

Charmaine White Face, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is in Geneva, Switzerland, to lobby the United Nations for indigenous rights.

White Face is part of a delegation of the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council that will promote the ratification of the Draft Declaration on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration has been under discussion for 10 years but has faced obstacles from the U.S, Canada and the United Kingdom.

White Face said the declaration supports self-determination, language and culture.

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