Issue 1 2015

Indigenous Caucus withdraws from negotiations on the American Declaration

May 15, 2015, the Indigenous Caucus of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas withdrew from the 18th session of the negotiations on the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Negotiations hit a stalemate when a few OAS states introduced text for the American Declaration that would have reduced rights already recognized in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Guatemala: Agua Caliente case moves forward

In February 2015, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights transferred Agua Caliente’s petition to Guatemala, formally launching the first phase of the procedure.

Supporting Native Women in Alaska

The Safe Women, Strong Nations project is committed to addressing the situation in Alaska, where Native women endure some of the highest rates of sexual assault and domestic violence in the nation. One in two Alaska Native women will experience sexual or physical violence in her lifetime.

Advocating for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women

In March, Center participated in the 59th Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, which took place in New York. We submitted a joint statement with the National Congress of American Indians outlining why protecting indigenous women should be a priority when drafting future goals.