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In an OpEd published by "Indian Country Today," Robert Coulter comments on recent killings of indigenous Peruvians, stating, "This is an ugly and familiar story: A country decides that in order to prosper, it must conquer the Indian peoples and seize their lands and resources. It is a story that...
Missoulian article by Gwen Florio, who discusses the most recent resolution in US Congress concerning a long-awaited apology towards Native American and Alaska Natives.
Orion magazine November/December 2008 issue. The Onondaga Nation of central New York proposes a radical new vision of property rights.
Indian Country Today article.The working group in the Organization of American States’ in charge of preparing the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples held a special session in Washington moving the process forward for the Draft Declaration.
December 16, 2010Today, the United States government at last officially endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and joined the international community in recognizing that American Indians and other indigenous peoples have a permanent right to exist as peoples, nations,...
Indian Country Today article. A brief has been distributed by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy titled, "Addressing the Epidemic of Domestic Violence in Indian Country by Restoring Tribal Sovereignty."
COMMENTARYRobert T. Coulter*It has been just a year since President Obama announced the Administration’s support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and promised action to implement at least some of those rights. Across the country, tribal governments are seizing the...
Indian Country Today article. Indigenous Leaders visit Washington, DC to testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
On July 30, 2010, President Obama signed the historic Tribal Law and Order Act into law. The Act is an important step towards ending the crisis of violence against Native women currently occurring on tribal lands. Native women face higher rates of violence than any other group in the United...
By Cara TabachnickMonday, December 05, 2011In the decade since Donna O’Brien became a law enforcement officer at the Comanche Nation Police Department in Lawton, OK, she has seen many changes in how Indian Country—the description Native Americans still use for the vast territory inside the U.S....