2014 has been a momentous year for the advancement of indigenous rights around the world. Through the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples held in September, indigenous leaders were able to win major commitments […]
The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve […]
Indian nations and tribes and other indigenous communities throughout the world are afflicted by poverty, poor health and discrimination. Many Native communities are subjected to grave human rights abuses. Indian land and natural resources are […]
Changing and reforming the legal framework for indigenous peoples through the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Gathering broad participation of tribal nations and indigenous leaders nationally, regionally, and internationally is part of the Center’s strategy to influence and encourage countries to improve their unfair laws. Building on the momentum of the […]
Living free from violence and discrimination is a human right. Yet, many women and girls throughout the world are not safe. Even worse, the United Nations recognizes that indigenous women and girls often suffer disproportionately heightened, multiple forms of discrimination, violence, and murder.
Timbisha Shoshone Lawsuit The situation of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, in Death Valley, California, provides a modern example of how the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) can abuse its control of federal funds and Indian […]