Duane Champagne
What Indigenous Peoples are seeking in terms of self-governance is more akin to plurinationalism than the assimilationist blueprints given by most nation states and the U.N...
Wounded Knee Aftermath National Catholic Reporter Library of Congress
Vinnie Rotondaro
Scholars say the Doctrine of Discovery holds immense importance in world history...
Ecuador Oil Sludge
Duane Champagne
The international community often depends on sporadic experiences and expressions of outrage to support and defend Indigenous Peoples who are subject to land loss, unwanted resourc...
Duane Champagne
While much has been made of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the protection of indigenous rights, the Declaration does not recognize or provid...
Duane Champagne
Self-determination is an expression often used in discussion of indigenous goals...
It’s International Day of the World's Indigenous People, as decreed by the United Nations 20 years ago, and First Nations in Canada are taking stock...
Bryan Brewer

The world is moving forward on Indigenous Rights, yet the Supreme Court of the United States is moving backward. In 2010, the United States joined the United Nations in supporting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which declares:...

Duane Champagne
When Indigenous Peoples claim rights to self-government, land, and cultural autonomy—the primary items in a collection of indigenous rights—are they asking for exceptional benefits...
Gale Courey Toensing
A unique direct action took place on the first morning of a recent conference on federal recognition: The panel discussions stopped for almost two hours while everyone participated...
Peter d'Errico

One of the most significant declarations ever to emanate from the United Nations, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is belittled—mocked, almost—by the acronym so often used to refer to it. UNDRIP: it sounds like a health problem. Or something to fix a plumbing system....