Lise Balk King
4/24/12

An oft-heard criticism of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is that it’s an “aspirational” document, one with no teeth, enforceability...

Gale Courey Toensing
5/8/12
Ask Donna Loring if the Maine legislature’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has helped the Wabanaki people and she says, “Ha!...
Darrin Mortenson
4/16/12
It has been said that oil and gas companies follow a bible of sorts here in the jungles of Peru, a universal playbook of their most effective methods for convincing locals that a p...
Marc Dadigan
4/10/12
The Pit River Tribe of Northern California became the third tribe to officially affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, declaring in a tribal res...
Steve Russell
3/20/12

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it....

Gale Courey Toensing
3/14/12
The federal government of Canada has not addressed the issue of persistent poverty among Indigenous Peoples, nor has it implemented the right to free, prior and informed consent be...
Duane Champagne
3/14/12
One of the arguments against indigenous self-government is that it requires special rights and stokes the flames of cultural, political and identity difference...
Duane Champagne
3/5/12
It was four and a half years ago—September 13, 2007 to be precise—that the U.N...
Gale Courey Toensing
2/27/12
While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was holding his first Crown-First Nations summit with indigenous leaders at the Old Ottawa City Hall last month, the Algonquins of Barr...

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