The extreme level of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States is being examined by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights through a thematic hearing on October 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Mountain, at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado.

August 15, 2018

Helena, Montana   ̶ Indian Law Resource Center was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the Center's work to pursue legal strategies and educational initiatives aimed at improving safety in Alaska Native villages and access to...

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Statement of the Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition to the Organization of American States’ 48th General Assembly

June 3, 2018
Brooklyn Rivera
American Council of Indigenous Peoples
Washington, D.C.


Tribes are governmental and political entities, not racial groups. This is a principle embedded in U.S. law from the very beginning and explicitly recognized by the Supreme Court in Morton v. Mancari in 1977. This is the law of the land.

This Special Collection is intended to provide information and resources on how to use international advocacy in our work to end violence against Native women and girls.  In addition to tribal, state, and federal resources, international law and procedures offer American Indian and Alaska Native...

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April 26, 2018 | During the Organization of States (OAS) 48th General Assembly, representatives of Indigenous Peoples and Communities will not need to go through the registration process for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

April 17, 2018 | The Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert for Indian Country Act, Public Law No. 115-166, was signed into law on April 13, 2018.  The legislation was introduced by Senator McCain (R-AZ) in 2017. The new law allows tribes to develop and integrate tribal Amber Alerts systems into state AMBER...

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On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana. When her body was found five days later, she had been raped and murdered. “Too often in Indian country and Alaska Native villages indigenous women are disappearing and... read more