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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (often referred to as UNDRIP) was adopted by the United Nations on September 13th, 2007. The Declaration is a comprehensive statement addressing the human rights of indigenous peoples. The document includes 46 Articles that address the rights of indigenous peoples to live in dignity, to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures, and natural environments, and to pursue self-determined development, in keeping with their own needs and aspirations.

An Order Recognizing the Special Relationship Between the State of Maine and the Sovereign Native American Tribes Located Within the State of Maine

The Executive Order Governor LePage issued 8/26/11 requiring consultation with the Wabanaki Tribes within the State of Maine "at the earliest possible juncture of the development of any legislation, rules, and policies proposed by the State agency on matters that significantly or uniquely affect those Tribes."

Analysis of the MIA’s (30 MRSA §6201 et. seq.) Conformance with the UNDRIP

This report analyzes each section of the Maine Implementing Act (30 MRSA §6201 et. seq.) for its conformance with the 46 articles delineated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the UN General Assembly 9/13/07.

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