NCAI advocates Indigenous participation in the U.N.

NEW YORK-In April, at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City last week, National Congress of American Indians President Mark Macarro gave a statement advocating for advanced participation of Indigenous Peoples.

Enhanced Participation refers to a process Native Americans and other Indigenous leaders have been advocating for for over a century, beginning in 1923 with the League of Nations, that would put Indigenous leaders closer to the level of member states at the United Nations (U.N).

Indigenous leaders are excluded from high-level U.N. bodies like t...

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