For Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly a symbol and tool of genocide.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will shape the future of the nation.
The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.
Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that band councils are not First Nations while beginning the process of restoring our peoples to true national status.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
Tribal advocates are seeking a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water as they fight the Keystone XL Pipeline.
If Canada continues to ignore its obligations to Indigenous peoples under long-standing agreements, UNDRIP and other international agreements, reconciliation will remain but a superficial buzzword.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
Using the term 'Indigenous' moves Canada in the direction of the spirit of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Must governments in Canada consult with Indigenous communities prior to adopting legislation that could affect their rights?
Lacrosse was created to end wars, not to provoke hostilities.
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.
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.
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is more rightly described as a document imposed on dominated peoples, Steven Newcomb writes.
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.
A careful analysis of the ‘self-government’ rhetoric reveals that beneath the glitter are difficult compromises and dangerous assumptions.
'Recall that it was this very administration that finally officially endorsed the Declaration, years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.'
Chairman Dave Archambault II is bringing the #NoDAPL movement to the international stage.
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
The United States has a legally-binding obligation to obtain the Native People’s consent before activities are carried out that affect treaty lands.
Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.
Our nations now live with a 'post-invasion' claim of a right of domination
Canada was one of four governments -- a list that included the United States -- that voted against the declaration in September 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.
Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.
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.
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.
Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.
If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.
One of the most significant aspects of the four-year long WCIP preparations was the eventual participation of indigenous governments.
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.
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.
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.
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.
The Declaration provides provisions to help process indigenous land claims, and it gives major emphasis to seeking justice and improving protection for indigenous rights.
Elected Indian leaders and their experts have not truly understood the subtlety of language and its reality-constructing nature.
Exploring the fight for self-determination for the original nations and peoples.
The chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies praises tribal governments that participated in the recent World Conference on Indigenous.
Exploring different perspectives on self-determination and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
American Indian Movement activist questions the naming of an official from China who will handle future developments from the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
A response to Glenn Morris regarding the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Responding to Duane Champagne on the issue of indigenous self-determination.
Addressing problems with the recent World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Analyzing the interpretation of 'indigenous peoples' at the United Nations.
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 explains the problems with the outcome document adopted during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.