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Two critical bills now pending in Congress offer promise in the battle to end violence against Native women: S. 1763, the Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act, introduced by Senator Akaka (D-HA), and S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, introduced by... read more

President Barack Obama announced the United States’ support for the UN Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples in 2010.  Native nations now have the opportunity to use the Declaration as the basis for defining a new era of federal Indian policy. The Center is...

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by Karla E. General* - The Declaration recognizes and affirms the rights of indigenous peoples to their cultural, religious, and spiritual practices, to have private access to sacred sites, as well as to maintain and strengthen their spiritual relationship with their...

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BREAKING NEWS: VAWA Reauthorization Now Cosponsored By 60 Senators

On March 6, 2012, the NCAI Task Force on Violence Against Women, including board members of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and attorneys for the Indian Law Resource Center, met with Senator Daniel Akaka, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to thank him for...

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by Jana Walker - Despite some strides in addressing violence against Native women, there is no doubt United States law falls far short of even the minimum human rights standards set forth in the UN Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples.  Considering the...

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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...

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Jan. 26, 2012  |  NCAI President Jefferson Keel calls for the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in his State of Indian Nations address

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