Steven Newcomb

In the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh, Chief Justice Marshall made a statement on behalf of a unanimous court that the United States is still applying to our original nations and peoples one hundred and ninety two years later....

Indigenous Rights Now AP
Terri Hansen
When Filipino Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot) was appointed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People June 2, 2014, she became the first woman and the...
During Agenda Item 3 – Principles of Good Governance Consistent with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Articles 3, 6 and 46, of the 13th Session o...

This week, the United Nations is holding its 13th annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Gale Courey Toensing
While Indigenous Peoples are proud to be indigenous all the time, Proud To Be Indigenous Week is especially dedicated to celebrating indigenousness...
Gale Courey Toensing
At an Earth Day event at the United Nations, Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a celebrated advocate for Indigenous Peoples human rights in the international arena, gave a passionate speech...
Terri Hansen
A Filipino indigenous leader and activist has been named Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations...
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...
Steven Newcomb

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....