Chief Baker on Keith Harper's appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – “We are proud that Keith Harper was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As the first tribal citizen to serve as an ambassador, Keith has broken the barrier for all those who will follow him. As President Obama’s choice to serve in this critical role on the UN’s Human Rights Council, I know Keith will do so with integrity and compassion for Indigenous people worldwide. His confirmation is especially meaningful for Indian Country, because the United Nation’s World Conference on Indigenous Peoples will be later this year and he will have an important role in protecting the rights of Native people. He will be a staunch advocate and champion for all Indigenous people. Additionally, I applaud the president for making it a priority to have tribal citizens serve in positions that affect our people.”

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