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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!
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 staff were on hand today at the release of the Indian Law and Order Commission’s final report “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer: Report to the President and Congress of the United States.” The Report makes 40 substantive recommendations to improve criminal justice systems serving Native American and Alaska Native communities.
October 11, 2013 | Tribal leaders file two administrative appeals to stop an election that would allow non-tribal members a vote on a proposed new constitution. (More>>)
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.
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.
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.
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.