Obama, Medvedev Pledge to Protect Indigenous Rights

President Obama has released a joint statement on the Arctic with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.  The two met today at the G-8 Summit in France.  The two heads of state pledge to protect the rights of indigenous people on both sides of the Bering Strait, including access to subsistence resources.

The statement calls for “expanding interaction” between national agencies on both sides, and it endorses the existing “Shared Beringia Hertage Program.”

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