Today, the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Carpenter v. Murphy, a case that will determine whether the Creek Nation’s reservation in Oklahoma was diminished or disestablished and whether the state had jurisdiction to prosecute a crime committed by an Indian in Indian country.... read more

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In October, the Indian Law Resource Center, the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, bringing international attention to the high rates of violence against Native women in the... read more

August 15, 2018

Helena, Montana   ̶ Indian Law Resource Center was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the Center's work to pursue legal strategies and educational initiatives aimed at improving safety in Alaska Native villages and access to...

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June 3, 2018
Brooklyn Rivera
American Council of Indigenous Peoples
Washington, D.C.

Secretary General, Ambassadors and Distinguished Guests of the Organization of American States.

Tribes are governmental and political entities, not racial groups. This is a principle embedded in U.S. law from the very beginning and explicitly recognized by the Supreme Court in Morton v. Mancari in 1977. This is the law of the land.

This Special Collection is intended to provide information and resources on how to use international advocacy in our work to end violence against Native women and girls.  In addition to tribal, state, and federal resources, international law and procedures offer American Indian and Alaska Native...

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April 26, 2018 | During the Organization of States (OAS) 48th General Assembly, representatives of Indigenous Peoples and Communities will not need to go through the registration process for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).