United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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No poem today—
save that of a turned head, tilted to listen 
an open mind, called to question 
a considerate heart, tasked to act. 
~ Emily Olsen

Unites Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Article 12

1.”Indigenous people have the right to manifest, practise, develop and teach their spiritual and religious traditions, customs and ceremonies; the right to maintain, protect, and have access in privacy to their religious and cultural sites; the right to the use and control of their ceremonial objects; and the right to the repatriation of their human remains.”

2. “States shall seek to enable the access and/or repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains in their possession through fair, transparent and effective mechanisms developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples concerned.”

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