Pretty savvy of the UN to release this during an election year here, when controversies are likely to yield maximum embarrassment. I'd bet that both major parties completely ignore it, though I do hope that I'm wrong.
"The indigenous peoples of this country … suffer from poverty, poor health conditions, lack of attainment of formal education [and] social ills at rates that far exceed those of other segments of the American population," says James Anaya, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. "These conditions are related to a history of wrongs that they've suffered." Anaya has concluded a fact-finding mission for the United Nations about the plight of Native Americans. Watch this interview and share your thoughts about what he has to report.