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Indian nations have historically been international actors and a part of the world community of sovereign nations, and this is shown by their treaties with the United States and other nations. Today, tribes are seeking to rejoin the international community in order to protect their lands,... read more
A capacity crowd converged at the Church Center for the United Nations chapel on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in New York City for Together We Are Stronger: Indigenous Women’s Movements to End Violence Against American Indian, Alaska Native, and Aboriginal Women. This event was intended to recognize,... read more

A workshop and discussion for Oklahoma Indian nations hosted by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Today Indian nations are rejoining the global community as sovereign nations in order to protect our sovereignty, our resources, our cultures, and our people. Indian nations in Oklahoma are...

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March 16, 2016| New York, NY  — Speakers from American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Canadian national indigenous organizations are set to converge for a critical panel discussion on violence against indigenous women and girls.

Feb. 23 2016
By Kanya D'Almeida, Race and Justice Reporter, RH Reality Check

Signed into law by President Obama on July 29, 2010, the purposes of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) include: clarifying the responsibilities of federal, state, tribal, and local governments with respect to crimes in Indian country; increasing coordination and communication among federal, state... read more

Washington, D.C. —  More than 100 people accepted the invitation to attend a congressional briefing, Violence Against Women and Implementation of VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction held February 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Armstrong Wiggins, director of the Center’s Washington, D.C. office and a Miskito Indian, says the escalating violence in Nicaragua must stop.  He encourages the international community to join in solidarity with the Miskito people calling for an end to military attacks against indigenous...

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The 2013 Violence Against Women Act affirmed tribes' ability to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) over non-Indian defendants within Indian country for domestic or dating violence against Native women, and violations of protection orders. A congressional briefing,... read more

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