The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is wrapping up the 15th session today while hearing from individuals speaking on indigenous issues and the right fo...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
For several weeks now Native American leaders have been talking about proposed changes for Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations system...
Terri Hansen
Tamara Starblanket (Spider Woman), Cree, from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Treaty Six Territory, Canada, recently accepted the international appointment as Co-Chair of the North Ame...
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....

Jenni Monet
As the 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concludes, one group from Bangladesh has vowed to begin a “non-cooperation movement” against the government of Ba...
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...
Tonya Gonnella Frichner October 2014
UNPFII Release
On behalf of all of the Expert Members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, it is with great sadness and respect that we collectively mourn the loss of our dear sister a...