After nearly 30 years, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on June 15, 2016.

(SANTO DOMINGO, Republica Dominicana) – Hoy, después de casi 30 años, la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) adoptó la Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas.

“Este es un gran momento en la historia del movimiento por los derechos indígenas,” dijo Armstrong...

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(SANTO DOMINGO, Republica Dominicana) – Hoje, depois de quase 30 anos, a Organização de Estados Americanos (OEA) adotou a Declaração Americana sobre os Direitos dos Povos Indígenas.

“Este é um grande momento na história do movimento pelos direitos indígenas,” disse Armstrong Wiggins,...

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On June 16th, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the Indian Law Resource Center are co-sponsoring a Congressional Briefing, to share information about the findings in The Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men:... read more

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The Death Valley Timbisha Shoshone Tribe was dealt another setback last week in its ongoing efforts to preserve its constitutional government in the face of persistent federal interference. This is a familiar story. The United States government claims to support tribal sovereignty and to respect... read more
The National Institute for Justice has published its latest research report examining the prevalence of intimate partner and sexual violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. This report increases awareness about American Indian victimization to inform policies and practices... read more
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced May 27, 2016, that due to a financial crisis it would be severely limited in its ability to fulfill its mandate by the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote respect for human rights in the region. We ask you to join us in... read more
The Center’s Executive Director Robert T. Coulter helped kick off the Breaking Through Power event May 23, 2016. in Washington, D.C. Speaking under the theme Breaking Through Power: How it’s Done, Coulter shared the challenges facing indigenous peoples today and what can be done to make sure the... read more

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on two bills concerning tribal justice systems, the protection of Native women and children, and public safety in Indian Country: