On September 13, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples and have the right to self-determination, along with an array of related rights, including rights to traditional lands and territories..
This paper presents the Declaration along with a comprehensive explanation and assessment of the implications of the Declaration for Native nations and leaders in the United States.
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (University of Arizona). The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: With an Introduction for Indigenous Leaders in the United States. University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. 2012. Paper. (http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/docs/data/UNDRIP-Handbook-USA.pdf, accessed January 13, 2014)