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).

April 17, 2018 | The Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert for Indian Country Act, Public Law No. 115-166, was signed into law on April 13, 2018.  The legislation was introduced by Senator McCain (R-AZ) in 2017. The new law allows tribes to develop and integrate tribal Amber Alerts systems into state AMBER...

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On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana. When her body was found five days later, she had been raped and murdered. “Too often in Indian country and Alaska Native villages indigenous women are disappearing and... read more

(New York, NY) — Indigenous experts called for action during a March 19, 2018, panel to fix a legal system that too often leaves Native women in rural America unprotected from violence and sexual assault. The discussion included a screening of select scenes from Wind River, a feature film...

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The Tlingit, Haida, Aleut, and Tsimpsian peoples of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska are fighting to protect Pacific herring in Sitka Sound. With commercial fishing interests operating in the Sound, the Sitka Tribe has been observing losses in both the spatial distribution and quality of Pacific herring... read more

The Center’s Safe Women, Strong Nation project works to educate partners and advocates on opportunities to create systemic change through advocacy in the United Nations.

During the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, indigenous experts called for action to fix a legal system that too often leaves Native women, particularly those in rural America, unprotected from violence and sexual assault. The March 19 panel, part of the NGO-CSW62 Forum,... read more
Since the of the adoption of the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (ADRIP) on June 15, 2016, the Organization of American States (OAS) has outlined steps toward advancing the promises in the declaration. Last June, the OAS adopted a Plan of Action with the mission to promote... read more
Strengthening Ties With the Maya Lawyers Association of Guatemala: Senior Attorney Leonardo Crippa Contributes an Article...
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Land rights are crucial to the existence and wellbeing of indigenous peoples around the world. For many communities, securing collective property rights means ensuring cultural survival and gaining a foothold on economic development.