World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Launches New Chapter in International Advocacy
The United Nations General assembly adopted, by consensus, an outcome document at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Sept. 22, 2014 in New York City. The outcome document includes establishment of a mechanism to monitor and encourage implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, measures to address violence against indigenous women and children, and action toward a new status for indigenous peoples at the UN. (more …)
Sept. 22, 2014 | Jefferson Keel, Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation
Take part in a new campaign to end violence against Native women. The campaign is a joint project between the Indian Law Resource Center and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, based in Death Valley California, is among those Indian nations enduring an especially long and nasty fight in its dealings with the United States and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) – a 165-year long battle. The latest conflict involves the BIA’s installation of its own so-called government for the Tribe. This takeover of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe’s government ignores the Tribe’s fundamental right of self-government, the inherent right of the Tribe to decide who is a member of the tribe and how the Tribe will be governed. (More…)
UN Commission on the Status of Women
In March 2014, the Center, along with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and its Task Force on Violence Against Women, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), and Clan Star, Inc. participated in the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to raise awareness about violence against indigenous women in the United States, with particular attention to Alaska Native women.
UN Human Rights Council
In September, the Center participated in the 24th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Click here to see our statements to the Council.