The expansion of mining operations in the Andean Region of South America are threatening the very existence of several indigenous communities in Peru, Columbia and Bolivia. 

The Obama Administration has begun an extensive review of the UN Declaration, and although the Administration has not yet said whether adoption of the Declaration is imminent, we remain hopeful for an unqualified endorsement of the UN Declaration within the next few months.

Indian Law Resource Center staff are moving quickly to protect human rights and sacred sites of the Rapa Nui Nation, made up of approximately 36 clans living on "Easter Island." The Island is in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is a special territory of Chile, annexed in 1888.

The declaration lays out the fundamental rights of the world's indgenous peoples.

Representatives met with U.S. officials to discuss the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

On July 30, 2010, President Obama signed the historic Tribal Law and Order Act into law. The Act is an important step towards ending the crisis of violence against Native women currently occurring on tribal lands.

September 1, 2010

For the first time, the United States will participate in a Universal Periodic Report before the UN Human Rights Council.  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process to review the human rights records of all 192 UN member-states every four years.  Its ultimate goal is to improve...

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