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What the Supreme Court ruling means for Indigenous consultation
What the Supreme Court ruling means for Indigenous consultation (October 15, 2018)

Must governments in Canada consult with Indigenous communities prior to adopting legislation that could affect their rights?


Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois lacrosse team faces pressure on world stage
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois lacrosse team faces pressure on world stage (July 11, 2018)

Lacrosse was created to end wars, not to provoke hostilities.


'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.


Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.


Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim
Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)

The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.


Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples
Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples (September 12, 2017)

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is more rightly described as a document imposed on dominated peoples, Steven Newcomb writes.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone (May 2, 2017)

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was the culmination of decades of work by indigenous peoples to secure a permanent presence before the United Nations.


Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty
Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty (May 1, 2017)

A careful analysis of the ‘self-government’ rhetoric reveals that beneath the glitter are difficult compromises and dangerous assumptions.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Standards for tribal consultation with UNDRIP
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Standards for tribal consultation with UNDRIP (September 29, 2016)

'Recall that it was this very administration that finally officially endorsed the Declaration, years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.'


Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations
Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations (September 20, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II is bringing the #NoDAPL movement to the international stage.


Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (September 20, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.


Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline (September 1, 2016)

The United States has a legally-binding obligation to obtain the Native People’s consent before activities are carried out that affect treaty lands.


United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL
United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL (September 1, 2016)

The #NoDAPL resistance movement is attracting international attention as the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains in limbo.


Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (June 3, 2016)

Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.


Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status
Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status (May 31, 2016)

Our nations now live with a 'post-invasion' claim of a right of domination


Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (May 10, 2016)

Canada was one of four governments -- a list that included the United States -- that voted against the declaration in September 2007.


Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level (August 28, 2015)

We need a lot of de-colonizing of our thinking, our perceptions, our relations and our actions leading to the re-assertion of Indigenous nations and civilizations.


Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization
Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization (August 25, 2015)

Both Canada and the U.S. have made moves to diminish the international concept of self-determination in its application to Indigenous nations and peoples.


Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments (August 7, 2015)

As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it.


Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations
Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations (June 22, 2015)

Nowhere in the text of the UNDRIP is the counter-argument made that nations and peoples called 'indigenous' have not been successfully conquered, but instead have been wrongfully forced to exist for centuries under unjust forms of domination.


Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada
Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada (May 25, 2015)

For the dominant power in the Canadian government, the notion that it must obtain 'free and informed consent' from anyone—let alone from Aboriginal Peoples—is heresy.


Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations
Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations (May 25, 2015)

The United States is working to incorporate into the United Nations’ system-wide action plan, the U.S. federal Indian law and policy system of 'subjection.'


GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)

Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.


Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism
Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (April 22, 2015)

Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.


Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (April 13, 2015)

It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.


Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (April 13, 2015)

Language from the National Security Council’s memorandum explains the basis for the U.S.’s 2010 position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued by the Department of State.


Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers
Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers (April 10, 2015)

What is typically called decolonization is partly a mental process which involves becoming highly conscious of the way in which dominating colonizers have used their language and their meanings to dominate us.


Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67
Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67 (February 17, 2015)

Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.


Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples (January 9, 2015)

If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting (January 5, 2015)

One of the most significant aspects of the four-year long WCIP preparations was the eventual participation of indigenous governments.


Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples
Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples (December 16, 2014)

For the first time in the history of international human rights, indigenous peoples were seen as equals, entitled to all the rights guaranteed to all other human beings.


Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (December 16, 2014)

The U.S.’s goal is to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to reinforce the existing and dominating U.S. federal Indian law system.


Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed
Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed (December 10, 2014)

The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations high level plenary meeting is not going to end anytime soon.


Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (December 9, 2014)

Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.


Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives
Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives (December 4, 2014)

The Declaration provides provisions to help process indigenous land claims, and it gives major emphasis to seeking justice and improving protection for indigenous rights.


Steven Newcomb: Leadership and the liberation of our nations
Steven Newcomb: Leadership and the liberation of our nations (November 28, 2014)

Elected Indian leaders and their experts have not truly understood the subtlety of language and its reality-constructing nature.


Steven Newcomb: Focusing on liberation and self-determination
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on liberation and self-determination (November 19, 2014)

Exploring the fight for self-determination for the original nations and peoples.


Rudolph Ryser: Tribes take small step for indigenous rights
Rudolph Ryser: Tribes take small step for indigenous rights (November 11, 2014)

The chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies praises tribal governments that participated in the recent World Conference on Indigenous.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination (November 7, 2014)

Exploring different perspectives on self-determination and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Glenn Morris: New UN official won't defend indigenous peoples
Glenn Morris: New UN official won't defend indigenous peoples (November 4, 2014)

American Indian Movement activist questions the naming of an official from China who will handle future developments from the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade
Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade (November 4, 2014)

A response to Glenn Morris regarding the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: Self-determination but not for the indigenous
Steven Newcomb: Self-determination but not for the indigenous (October 27, 2014)

Responding to Duane Champagne on the issue of indigenous self-determination.


Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet
Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet (October 16, 2014)

Addressing problems with the recent World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: US doesn't recognize our nations as nations
Steven Newcomb: US doesn't recognize our nations as nations (October 13, 2014)

Analyzing the interpretation of 'indigenous peoples' at the United Nations.


Will Micklin: Tribes advance priorities at indigenous conference
Will Micklin: Tribes advance priorities at indigenous conference (October 7, 2014)

It was an honor to represent the Central Council of Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: Indigenous conference yields power to states
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous conference yields power to states (September 29, 2014)

Steven Newcomb explains the problems with the outcome document adopted during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Rudolph Ryser: Bringing political equality to indigenous nations
Rudolph Ryser: Bringing political equality to indigenous nations (September 23, 2014)

Rudolph Ryser explores the next steps after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform (September 17, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says tribes should take the lead on climate change policy.


Steven Newcomb: Political meanings restrict indigenous peoples
Steven Newcomb: Political meanings restrict indigenous peoples (September 15, 2014)

Steven Newcomb explores the political realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Kenneth Deer: UN meeting an opportunity for indigenous peoples
Kenneth Deer: UN meeting an opportunity for indigenous peoples (September 12, 2014)

Kenneth Deer discusses the ramifications of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change
Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change (August 28, 2014)

Rudolph Ryser explores the realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: Native nations don't have a true seat at table
Steven Newcomb: Native nations don't have a true seat at table (August 8, 2014)

Steven Newcomb continues to raise questions about the upcoming session of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Rudolph Ryser: Inconvenient truths about indigenous nations
Rudolph Ryser: Inconvenient truths about indigenous nations (August 4, 2014)

Rudolph Ryser of the Center for World Indigenous Studies discusses the upcoming session of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: UN perpetuates dominance of Native peoples
Steven Newcomb: UN perpetuates dominance of Native peoples (July 29, 2014)

Steven Newcomb questions whether an upcoming meeting to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will keep Native people under a system of dominance.


Opinion: Auction of tribal property in France sets bad precedent
Opinion: Auction of tribal property in France sets bad precedent (July 25, 2014)

Attorney Pierre Ciric denounces the sale of Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo and Navajo property at various auction houses in France.


Steven Newcomb: Confusion over the right to self-determination
Steven Newcomb: Confusion over the right to self-determination (July 8, 2014)

Steven Newcomb dives into a National Congress of American Indians white paper on self-determination.


Keith Harper: Eliminating violence against indigenous women
Keith Harper: Eliminating violence against indigenous women (June 25, 2014)

As we prepare for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, we express great concern that indigenous women and girls often suffer multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and poverty.


Steven Newcomb: US asks UN to recognize bigoted Indian policy
Steven Newcomb: US asks UN to recognize bigoted Indian policy (June 17, 2014)

Steven Newcomb questions the recognition of federal Indian law and policy at the United Nations.


Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people must take on domination
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people must take on domination (June 10, 2014)

Steven Newcomb argues that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples still subjects indigenous peoples to a global system of domination.


Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charade
Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charade (June 2, 2014)

Rudolph Ryser of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says State Department doesn't want to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.