(New York City, NY) — Indigenous leaders from across the United States and the world gathered in New York December 14-15, 2016, to participate in a consultation with the United Nations General Assembly on how to strengthen the participation of indigenous governments at the United Nations.

Recognition/Selection Mechanism and Selection Criteria


Session I & II - Venues of Participation and Participation Modalities

Center staff and board members are participating in information consultations of the current 71st session of the UN General Assembly on “Ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them...

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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a modern case study on the power of unity for indigenous peoples. More than 300 tribal nations plus advocates from all over the world banded together to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of access to... read more

This month marks the sixth anniversary of the United States announcing it would endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And in 2017, the world will celebrate the ten year anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration by the United Nations. While we have won some...

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Since 2012, the Center has been helping seven indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, challenge the construction of an Inter-American Development Bank funded renewable energy project.  The Mareña Renovables Wind Power Project, which was poised to become the largest wind farm in Latin America...

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Two powerhouse boards, including leaders of nearly 30 tribal nations, came together to discuss law reform and how Indian nations can take their rightful places at the United Nations. Board members of the Indian Law Resource Center joined the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) meeting Oct. 24,... read more
The Indian Law Resource Center is working to include indigenous peoples’ collective rights and the human rights obligations of public sector financial institutions in a new treaty to govern transnational corporations and other business entities. Center staff, Chris Foley, delivered a statement to... read more