Sheila Harjo

 Silence Perpetuates Violence.  Join us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in thanking the countless survivors -- like Sheila Harjo -- who have the strength to stand up and say "no more." 

To the Indigenous Woman...

Native women are murdered at 10 times the national rate; 1 out 3 Native women will be raped in her lifetime, and 3 out of 5 physically assaulted. Even worse, 88% of the perpetrators are non-Indian and cannot be prosecuted by tribal governments. Stand and take action now to restore safety and justice for Native women. Do Something!

Safe Women, Strong Nations Awarded Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

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 justice for women and girls.

Center's REDD-related Comments on FPIC Guidelines; Benefit and Risk Assessment Tool

The Center has filed additional comments related to REDD+ in our continued efforts to raise awareness of the importance of indigenous peoples’ rights in all efforts to combat climate change. We submitted comments to the UN-REDD Programme on two draft policies: the Draft Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Guidelines and the Draft Principles and Criteria and Benefit and Risk Assessment Tool.

Leahy, Crapo Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Landmark Violence Against Women Act

Nearly 20 years after the Violence Against Women Act was first signed into law, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to further strengthen and improve the programs authorized under the landmark law to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 

Akaka, Faleomavaega urge President of Chile to seek peaceful resolution to standoff in Rapa Nui

February 4, 2011 -- U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka of (D-Hawaii) and Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) sent letters to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing their concern over forced evictions being carried in Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, by Chilean armed forces.

Chile has international responsibility to observe Rapa Nui human rights

December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. --  The international community should be outraged by the human rights violations taking place on Rapa Nui Island, also known as "Easter Island," according to experts at the Indian Law Resource Center.


A long history of dispute over indigenous rights and unresolved land issues escalated to violence on December 3, 2010.   Chilean police forcibly evicted members of the Tuko Tuki clan, which led to significant injuries for more than 20 members. The unarmed clan members were beaten and shot with rubber bullets.

Declaración de Apertura del Conclave de los Pueblos Indígenas en La XII Sesión de Negociaciones sobre la Declaración Americana

Declaración de Apertura del Conclave de los Pueblos Indígenas en La XII Sesión de Negociaciones sobre la Declaración Americana de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

Washington DC, 30 de noviembre 2009

Embajador Jose E. Pinelo, Dr. Luis Toro, Departamento de Derechos Internacionales, Maria Juliana Ruiz, Secretaria de Comité, Dra. Isabel Maradiaga de la Comision Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, distinguidos representantes de los Estados Miembros de la Organización de Estados Americanos, hermanas y hermanos indígenas.


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