Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Not the Right it is Made Out to Be

Coulter warns an FPIC approach to indigenous rights is backward, confusing, and can be a disservice to indigenous peoples.

Help protect indigenous peoples’ rights in Guatemala

Send a letter to show you support the Agua Caliente community.  It only takes a few clicks!

Restoring Safety to Native Women and Girls and Strengthening Native Nations

Center releases an assessment on the readiness of Indian nations to exercise enhanced sentencing authority under TLOA and VAWA 2013.

Death Valley tribe appeals vote on new constitution

October 25  |  Pahrump Valley Times article by Mark Waite is a must read for every tribal leader.

The World Bank, Indigenous Lands, and Development

Video and resources from the October 9 panel discussion, “Indigenous Peoples’ Lands and Development: World Bank Interventions and Lessons Learned”  (More…)

 

Protecting Native Women Today and Tomorrow

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.

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The Interior Department’s Takeover of the Timbisha Shoshone Government

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…)

 


World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

We’re working to secure strong outcomes from the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including 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

Learn more about these proposed recommendations…

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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. 


Click here to see our Joint Statement and other related materials.

 

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.

 

 


Creating New Human Rights Standards for MDBs

We’re working to ensure the World Bank and other international development banks respect the rights of indigenous peoples. Find out how you can help!

 

 


Top Stories

State of Indian Nations address draws world attention to violence against Native women in the U.S. and VAWA

 
BBC Radio | February 15, 2013

Center Board Member Takes to the Airwaves for VAWA

Terri Henry recently talked with South Dakota Public Radio’s Dakota Midday host today about the epidemic of violence in Indian country and how S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, could offer badly needed help.


Debate over Violence Against Women Act centers on the vulnerable

Who in Congress doesn’t want to pass a bill that helps protect women against acts of violence? No one, of course. But the Violence Against Women Act, first passed in 1994 and reauthorized previously without fanfare, hit a snag this time around.

CNN | 4 Jan. 2013


Ten Ways for Mining Companies to Work Better with Indigenous People

Paul Klein wonders why is there such a big gap between what’s important to indigenous people and how mining companies are addressing their priorities? 
Forbes | 29 Feb 2012

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