March 24, 2019 | New York, NY  ̶  Speakers from American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and indigenous organizations are converging for an important panel discussion on violence against indigenous women.  The side event, Violence Against Indigenous Women in the United States: How...

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The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act 2019 (HR 1585) passed the House of Representatives on April 4, 2019 with bipartisan support. The bill now moves for consideration in the U.S. Senate.

Junio 3, 2018
Brooklyn Rivera
Consejo Americano de Pueblos Indígenas
Washington, D.C.


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February 26, 2019 | Several bills have been introduced in the Senate thus far this year that could help address the epidemic levels of violence against indigenous women. Additionally, Congress recently passed the FY 2019 omnibus appropriations measure ending the historic government shut down, but... read more
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a public hearing on 13 February 2019 to discuss the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil

The death of a yet another indigenous Maya child from Guatemala while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection demands that the United States adjust its approach and end its inhumane and cruel immigration policies and practices -- giving special attention to the care and treatment of...

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Indian Law Resource Center responds to young Maya girl’s death in U.S. custody

Earlier this week we marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The UDHR became a benchmark in international human rights when it was adopted by the United Nations in 1948 – explicitly recognizing the inherent and inalienable rights and freedoms we all are...

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We are seeing evidence that engaging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Agua Caliente’s fight to protect thier rights to thier lands and resources is putting pressure on the Guatemalan government and the agencies that have refused to give the community their land titles. In July,... read more
It’s been two years since the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) pledged to review and update its Indigenous Peoples Policy – part of the response to the Center’s complaint against the IDB-financed Mareña Renovables Wind Project in Oaxaca, Mexico. The project had drawn... read more