Gale Courey Toensing
2/3/14
With no assurance from the United Nations General Assembly’s top official that Indigenous Peoples will participate on a full and equal basis with states at the World Conference on ...
Gale Courey Toensing
1/24/14
James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, made a historic visit to American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier in prison on Friday...
Gale Courey Toensing
8/7/13
People in a small salmon fishing village on Bristol Bay, Alaska, are struggling against Pebble Mine, a proposal by a partnership between some the world’s largest multinational mini...
Gale Courey Toensing
6/20/13
The theme of self-determination as defined in international law runs like a thread through a document that emerged from an Indigenous Peoples meeting in Norway last week in prepara...
ICTMN Staff
6/10/13
The following is a letter titled “Intervention” presented by Roberto Borrero of the International Indian Treaty Council that was read during the United Nations Permanent Forum on I...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/31/13
Indigenous organizations attending the 12 th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) criticized the United States federal government for trying ...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/27/13
Groucho Marx famously said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that has someone like me as a member.” In a kind of reversal of that humorous sentiment, Andrea Carmen, the executi...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Bolivian government called for a high level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in 2014....

3/26/13
Gale Courey Toensing
3/21/13
A new law banning the trademarking of the term “redskins” and other racist language against Native Americans may accomplish what a number of court cases have so far failed to do...
Gale Courey Toensing
1/24/13
A new and legally binding international treaty to reduce harmful emissions of mercury was adopted by more than 140 states at the 5 th International Negotiating Committee session at...

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