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US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations

UN's correspondent on indigenous peoples urges government to act to combat 'racial discrimination' felt by Native Americans

Chris McGreal in Washington
Friday 4 May 2012 23.46 BST

A Native American at his home on Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, which has some of the US's poorest living conditions. A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combating continuing and systemic racial discrimination.

James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in th

Added: May-5-2012 Occurred On: May-5-2012
By: watercarrier
World News
Tags: Native, Indians, America, Land, UN
Location: United States (load item map)
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