Environmental Protection

President Biden: use the force of American diplomacy to end Bolsonaro's attacks on indigenous peoples and the Brazilian Amazon

The Center and COIAB (Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon) sent a letter to President Biden this week, alerting the administration to the increase in human rights violations against indigenous peoples in Brazil and urging the United States to prioritize the protection of indigenous peoples and the Amazon rainforest in U.S. foreign policy. The United States is in a unique position to demonstrate its commitment to fighting climate change and protecting indigenous rights through its actions and policies dealing with the government of Brazil.

Protecting the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

For more than 15 years, the Center has provided legal representation to the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in their fight for environmental justice and clean-up of the contamination caused by the Zortman and Landusky gold mines adjacent to the Fort Belknap Reservation.  Through lawsuits and public pressure, we helped the Tribes shut down the mines – once the largest heap-leach g

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