United Nations Official to Visit Tulsa School

May 1, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A United Nations official plans to visit the University of Tulsa on Thursday to meet with tribal leaders from across the region about their concerns and what challenges they face in years to come.

Tribes will meet with James Anaya, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Anaya has made several stops in the U.S. in recent weeks and eventually will report his findings to the Human Rights Council. He's also a professor at the University of Arizona.

Anaya has said he will examine the situation of Native American, Alaska Native and Hawaiian people against the background of the United States' endorsement of the U.N.'s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

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