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

By Cara Tabachnick for The Crime Report  |  December 05, 2011 (Photo by Rennett Stowe, via Flickr)

By Rachel Buxton for the Seminole Tribune  |  December 15, 2011

by Robert T. Coulter - The Declaration contains more than 15 articles spelling out and protecting many aspects of tribal self-government and jurisdiction. Tribes are studying these detailed provisions, making strategies, and deciding what elements of the Declaration...

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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,...

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In October 2010, the Center filed a request for precautionary measures with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of about 32 Rapa Nui clans.
The Declaration gives us an opportunity to correct injustices in present law that make it impossible for Indian and Alaska Native nations to make much needed progress, such as the taking of Indian lands and property without compensation; the violation of treaty obligations; the stripping of... read more