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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... read more

The Organization of American States (OAS), a regional intergovernmental organization that seeks to build collaboration among its 35 member countries of the Americas, completed the fourth round of negotiations on the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on May 15, 2015...

The clock is ticking for UN leaders to develop a system-wide action plan to fulfill the mandates outlined in the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples outcome document.
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.
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.
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.

Center submits statement urging for law reform to protect indigenous women