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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Not the Right it is Made Out to Be

Coulter warns an FPIC approach to indigenous rights is backward, confusing, and can be a disservice to indigenous peoples.

, Jan, 30, 2014 Articles by Center Staff, Front page highlight, Multilateral Development Banks, Human Rights and Multilateral Development Banks
Securing Rights to Sacred Places with the UN Declaration

by Karla E. General* - The Declaration recognizes and affirms the rights of indigenous peoples to their cultural, religious, and spiritual practices, to have private access to sacred sites, as well as to maintain and strengthen their spiritual relationship with their traditionally held lands, territories, waters and coastal seas and other resources.

, Apr, 16, 2012 Articles by Center Staff, Front page highlight, Protecting Sacred Sites, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
How is the US doing on implementing the Declaration?

Native America Calling interview with Robert T. Coulter | Jan-4 ‘12: Has President Obama fulfilled his promise of taking action, or will Natives be left out in the cold again?

, Jan, 06, 2012 Articles about the Center, Front page highlight, Native Land Law, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Tackling Sex Abuse in Indian Country

By Cara Tabachnick for The Crime Report  |  December 05, 2011 (Photo by Rennett Stowe, via Flickr)

, Dec, 16, 2011 Articles about the Center, Safe Women, Strong Nations
Violence epidemic against women grows

By Rachel Buxton for the Seminole Tribune  |  December 15, 2011

, Dec, 16, 2011 Articles by Center Staff, Articles about the Center, Safe Women, Strong Nations
Tribes Lead the Efforts to Implement UN Declaration

by Robert T. Coulter - The Declaration contains more than 15 articles spelling out and protecting many aspects of tribal self-government and jurisdiction. Tribes are studying these detailed provisions, making strategies, and deciding what elements of the Declaration to implement first. The Declaration is a very useful guide for what changes are necessary, but it will take a strong, national campaign by tribes to get serious, concrete changes made.

, Dec, 15, 2011 Articles by Center Staff, United Nations, Front page highlight, Land Law Project, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Guatemala Court’s Landmark Ruling Best Kept Secret

Constitutional Court of Guatemala issues ruling affirming the collective rights of Community to its land. 

, Jul, 08, 2011 Articles by Center Staff, Articles about the Center, Maya Q’eqchi’ Land and Resource Rights, Press Release
Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing, Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on June 9, 2011

, Jun, 06, 2011 Articles by Center Staff, Articles about the Center, Front page highlight, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Rapa Nui Update: Protective Measures Granted

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights grants protective measures to Rapa Nui; members of Hito clan arrested for occupying their ancestral lands.

, Feb, 07, 2011 Articles by Center Staff, Front page highlight, Rapa Nui