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UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time

 


The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history.

The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Many of the country's estimated 2.7 million Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas which are plagued with unemployment, alcoholism, high suicide rates, incest and other social problems.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/22/un-investigate-us-native-americans?CMP=share_btn_fb

 

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