Alaska Native Leaders Advocate for Indigenous Legal Empowerment

Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

Alaska Native leaders gathered in Washington this week to advocate for the legal empowerment of the world’s indigenous peoples.  The summit took place in the seat of Washington DC power:  the chambers of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Photo: President Obama’s Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs Kim Teehee addresses the Legal Empowerment and Indigenous Peoples Conference in the U.S. Capitol’s Senate Appropriations Chamber. The
summit was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives to bring together national and international leaders to discuss four pillars of rights: access to justice, rights to property and natural resources, labor rights, and the right to a good livelihood and entrepreneurship.

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