Steven Newcomb
5/14/14

When people these days discuss the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, they have no idea that 70 years ago, just before the end of World War II, such a document was already being envisioned....

Steven Newcomb
3/23/14

Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s column, “Moving from Sovereignty to Autonomy,” is troubling on a number of levels....

Steven Newcomb
8/6/13

This article is written in anticipation of the U.S. Department of State’s plan to convene a “listening session” this fall with American Indian leaders. The meeting, which will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior Building in Washington, will focus on two matters....

Peter d'Errico
8/1/13

Human rights and self-determination are hot issues as nations debate the application of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Is the Declaration a revolutionary challenge to the colonial system that dominates Indigenous peoples?...

Gale Courey Toensing
7/29/13
When Penobscot Indian Nation leaders heard on July 17 that the South Carolina Supreme Court had ordered three-year-old Veronica Brown, a Cherokee citizen, removed from the care of ...
Steven Newcomb
6/26/13

In the foreword to Walter Echohawk’s book In the Light of Justice (Fulcrum 2013), S....

Steven Newcomb
6/5/13

There was a deeply troubling development at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (the 12th Session) in New York. Before we get into that, though, let’s first build some historical context....

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...
Robert T. Coulter
12/15/12

On December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced United States support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples....

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