World Intellectual Property Organization Opens Diplomatic Conference

World Intellectual Property Organization Opens Diplomatic Conference

On Monday, May 13, 2024, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva opened a much-anticipated Diplomatic Conference in which Member-States ...
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2024 Preparation Event for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On March 5, 2024, The Implementation Project hosted our annual preparation event focused on preparing for the UN Permanent Forum ...
Colorado Law Hosts UNPF Meeting on Indigenous Peoples in a Greening Economy

Colorado Law Hosts UNPF Meeting on Indigenous Peoples in a Greening Economy

Manuel Heart, Chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, provides a welcome and blessing for participants.Photo credit: University of Colorado ...
Join Us At NCAI's 80th Annual Convention and Marketplace For Our Breakout Sessions This November

Join Us At NCAI’s 80th Annual Convention and Marketplace For Our Breakout Sessions This November

We hope you can join us in New Orleans this month for our two sessions at the National Congress of ...
Join us Wednesday, July 19, at EMRIP for our Side Event "Sacred Sites and Human Rights"

Join us Wednesday, July 19, at EMRIP for our Side Event “Sacred Sites and Human Rights”

The Implementation Project is heading to Geneva, Switzerland, for the annual session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the ...
UN Permanent Forum Side Event for “Advancing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

UN Permanent Forum Side Event for “Advancing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

On Monday, April 24th The Implementation Project held our UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Side Event titled “Advancing the UN Declaration on ...
The Implementation Project’s Annual Preparation Event in Advance of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Implementation Project’s Annual Preparation Event in Advance of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On April 11th, The Implementation Project hosted our annual preparation event focused on preparing for the UN Permanent Forum on ...
UN Permanent Forum 2023 Registration – March 13th and April 4th Deadline

UN Permanent Forum 2023 Registration – March 13th and April 4th Deadline

Registration for this year’s session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is now open! Registration deadlines are March 13, 2023 for tribes ...
UN Permanent Forum  First Time Attendees – March 13 Deadline

UN Permanent Forum  First Time Attendees – March 13 Deadline

Tribal Leaders, Lawyers, Professors, and Colleagues, Are you or your organization planning to attend this year’s session of the UN Permanent ...
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Preparing for Upcoming Indigenous Knowledge Consultations

In fall of 2022, as an adjunct event to the National Congress of American Indians 79th Annual Convention, The Implementation ...
New to the Team: Mason Estes

New to the Team: Mason Estes

Mason Estes has joined the NARF team as a Project Coordinator for The Implementation Project, a joint initiative of the ...
Panel on Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Panel on Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Tribal leaders, cultural knowledge holders, and tribal government staff are invited to attend a free event in Sacramento, CA on ...
Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

Event Details: Indigenous Youth and Human RightsRegister: https://forms.gle/xkFGgUZajePFYysD7 When: Weds, October 12, 2022, 6-8PM Where: Wolf Law Building, Room 206 ...
Pawnee Nation Passes Landmark “Pawnee Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act”

Pawnee Nation Passes Landmark “Pawnee Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act”

On May 12, 2022, the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma took an historic step in the movement toward achieving implementation of ...
How Native Hawai’i Can Implement the UN Declaration

How Native Hawai’i Can Implement the UN Declaration

Next week, The Implementation Project (TIP) in partnership with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, ...
At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Supporting Tribal Leaders on FPIC, Language Rights, Repatriation, and Accountability for Human Rights Violations During Boarding School Era May 2, ...
Webinars on the United Nations

Webinars on the United Nations

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held its Twenty-First Session (UNPFII21), from April 25 through May 6, 2022, ...
Project-Affiliated Position Announcement

Project-Affiliated Position Announcement

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER LAW SCHOOL: AMERICAN INDIAN LAW PROGRAMFELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN INDIAN LAW POSITION INFORMATION:The American Indian Law Program ...
Intertribal Resolutions Call for the United States to Take Action

Intertribal Resolutions Call for the United States to Take Action

Two of the nation’s most prominent intertribal organizations – the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Inter-Tribal Council ...
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Tribal Governments Lead the Way on the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Cherokee Nation holds the World’s First Event and Promotes Intertribal Resolution By Ariel Barbieri-Aghib, Law Student, University of Colorado Tribal ...
Oklahoma Workshops Support Tribal Implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Oklahoma Workshops Support Tribal Implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In Fall 2021, the Implementation Project partnered with the Pawnee Nation and the Cherokee Nation to offer workshops about the ...
Inter-Tribal Workshop: Implementing UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Inter-Tribal Workshop: Implementing UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Dear Tribal Leader, On November 10, 2021 the Pawnee Nation will host an InterTribal workshop on the United Nations Declaration ...
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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Preparing for COP26

On October 20, 2021, the American Indian Law Program at Colorado Law hosted a webinar panel on Indigenous Peoples and ...
Lawyering the Indian Child Welfare Act: Colorado Law American Indian Law Program Hosts ICWA Experts, Talk About Brackeen Case

Lawyering the Indian Child Welfare Act: Colorado Law American Indian Law Program Hosts ICWA Experts, Talk About Brackeen Case

Please join the American Indian Law Program and guest speakers Matthew Fletcher and Wenona Singel for a talk on the Indian Child Welfare Act, ...
Tribal Implementation Toolkit Available April 12

Tribal Implementation Toolkit Available April 12

Join Us for the Launch Event!United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:Tribal Implementation Toolkit Monday, April 12, 2021 ...
United Nations Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Report: Free, prior and informed consent: a human-rights based approach

United Nations Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Report: Free, prior and informed consent: a human-rights based approach

In August 2018, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ("EMRIP") presented a study on free, prior and ...
Joint Project of Colorado Law and Native American Rights Fund Earns Support of National Congress of American Indians to Help Promote the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Joint Project of Colorado Law and Native American Rights Fund Earns Support of National Congress of American Indians to Help Promote the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians. Photo Credit: National Congress of American Indians The National Congress of American ...
Webinar Series Addresses Indigenous Rights Through Intellectual Property Lens

Webinar Series Addresses Indigenous Rights Through Intellectual Property Lens

Informational flyer circulated to promote the webinar series. The University of Colorado Law School, the Native American Rights Fund, and ...
Virtual Lecture Opportunity – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Vehicle of Reform in the United States

Virtual Lecture Opportunity – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Vehicle of Reform in the United States

Dean S. James Anaya of the University of Colorado Law School will lead a virtual lecture on the United Nations ...

2020 World Indigenous Peoples Day Interview with Walter Echo-Hawk

Walter Echo-Hawk and NARF Summer Law Clerk, Taylor Schad Since 1995, the United Nations has designated August 9th as the ...
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Statement on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ...
Panel Highlights Pandemia and Indigenous Communities: the meaning of COVID-19 for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Abya Yala

Panel Highlights Pandemia and Indigenous Communities: the meaning of COVID-19 for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Abya Yala

On May 27, 2020, the Promise Institute for Human Rights brought together experts for a virtual panel discussing the meaning ...
The University of Colorado Scott Lecture 2015: Indigenous Peoples and Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights, Professor Kristen A. Carpenter

The University of Colorado Scott Lecture 2015: Indigenous Peoples and Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights, Professor Kristen A. Carpenter

As indigenous peoples have become actively engaged in the human rights movement around the world, the relationship between indigenous peoples ...
Traditional Jurisprudence and Protection of Our Society: A Jurisgenerative Tail

Traditional Jurisprudence and Protection of Our Society: A Jurisgenerative Tail

Traditional jurisprudence must be a foundation of the current international indigenous rights efforts regarding sacred sites and artifacts, religious practices, ...
EMRIP Study on Indigenous Languages

EMRIP Study on Indigenous Languages

This study outlines international and regional standards on indigenous peoples’ rights to language and culture, describes the relationship between indigenous ...
Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

Access to high-speed Internet service has become an essential component to the nation’s economy, education, and healthcare. However, federal data ...
The Politics of Inclusion: Indigenous Peoples and U.S. Citizenship

The Politics of Inclusion: Indigenous Peoples and U.S. Citizenship

This Article explores the dynamics of U.S. citizenship and indigenous self-determination to see whether, and how, the two concepts are ...
Defend the Sacred

Defend the Sacred

From North Dakota’s Standing Rock encampments to Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks, Native Americans have repeatedly asserted legal rights to religious ...
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Launches Study on COVID-19 Pandemic on Indigenous Peoples

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Launches Study on COVID-19 Pandemic on Indigenous Peoples

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Launches Study on COVID-19 Pandemic on Indigenous Peoples ...
Larrakia Declaration on the Development of Indigenous Tourism

Larrakia Declaration on the Development of Indigenous Tourism

Indigenous-led Development in Action One model of self-determined economic development is the Larrakia Declaration on the Development of Indigenous Tourism ...
Implementation Conference Report Available at the CU Law Review

Implementation Conference Report Available at the CU Law Review

The Conference Report from the Project’s March 2019 gathering, is now available in the CU Law Review in February 2020 ...
UNESCO - Indigenous Peoples

UNESCO – Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area ...
UN EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RELEASES STATEMENT ON COVID-19

UN EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RELEASES STATEMENT ON COVID-19

COVID-19 yet another challenge for indigenous peoples: Statement by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) is ...
Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights

Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights

Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment in Human RightsDownload ...
2019 Conference on Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

2019 Conference on Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

2019 Conference Agenda and Program 2019 Conference Video - Panels 1 through 5 IMPLEMENTING THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS ...
UBC Hosts Seminar on Implementing the Right to Repatriation under the Declaration

UBC Hosts Seminar on Implementing the Right to Repatriation under the Declaration

The United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), held a meeting at the First Nations House ...
Pit River Tribe Implementation of the UN Declaration

Pit River Tribe Implementation of the UN Declaration

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/pit-river-resolution-undrip.pdf A TRIBAL RESOLUTION OF THE PIT RIVER TRIBE OF CALIFORNIA AFFIRMING THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF ...
Handbook for ILO Tripartite Consituents: Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

Handbook for ILO Tripartite Consituents: Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-ilo-handbook.pdf From the 2013 handbook: This handbook aims to answer some of the essential questions of [International Labour Organization] ILO ...
ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples: A Manual

ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples: A Manual

From the manual: https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/1989-ilo-convention.pdf This is an easy-to-use manual to ILO Convention No. 169. It helps to understand the Convention, ...
Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (UN-REDD)

Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (UN-REDD)

From the guidelines: https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013unredd-fpic-guidelines.pdf The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest ...
Manual for Project Managers: Free Prior and Informed Consent (Food and Agricultural Organization, UN)

Manual for Project Managers: Free Prior and Informed Consent (Food and Agricultural Organization, UN)

From the manual: "This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners (herein ...
A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013human-rights-manual.pdf From the Manual: This Manual aims to support and strengthen the work of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) – ...
A Business Reference Guide

A Business Reference Guide

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-business-guide.pdf From the Guide: The objective of this guide (the “Guide”) is to help business understand, respect, and support the ...
Training Module for Government Agencies. Facilitator’s Handbook

Training Module for Government Agencies. Facilitator’s Handbook

From the Training Module: https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-training-gov.pdf ... the Training Module seeks to achieve two major immediate objectives: To provide relevant policy ...
Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Handbook for Parliamentarians N° 23

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Handbook for Parliamentarians N° 23

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-handbook-parliamentarians.pdf From the Handbook: Parliaments play a central role in enacting legislation that recognizes indigenous peoples’ rights and adopting budgetary ...
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Translation & Adoption of the Declaration

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Translation & Adoption of the Declaration

Translation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Mvskoke: https://creekdistrictcourt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mvskoke-DRIP-031619.pdf Tribal resolution adopting the Declaration ...
Handbook for Participants (UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues)

Handbook for Participants (UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues)

From the handbook: https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2007unpfii_guide_participants.pdf The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a culmination of decades of work ...
Guidance Note, UN Development Programme Social and Environmental Standards for Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples

Guidance Note, UN Development Programme Social and Environmental Standards for Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/undp-guidance-note.pdf From the report: United Nation Development Programme’s (UNDP) work with indigenous peoples is grounded on its overall vision to ...
Training Module on Indigenous Peoples Issues: Facilitator’s Handbook (UN)

Training Module on Indigenous Peoples Issues: Facilitator’s Handbook (UN)

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010training-module.pdf The overall development objective of this Training Module is the greater fulfilment and enjoyment of human rights and more ...
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States (United Nations, 2012)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States (United Nations, 2012)

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012anaya-us-report.pdf Report Summary: In this report the Special Rapporteur examines the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the United ...
Frequently Asked Questions (United Nations)

Frequently Asked Questions (United Nations)

https://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/faq_drips_en.pdf A two-page flyer giving basic background information on the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples including ...
Guide: Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Indigenous Adolescents

Guide: Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Indigenous Adolescents

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/un-adolescents-guide2013.pdf The text for Know Your Rights! (written for adolescent boys and girls, aged 13 –18 years) was prepared by ...
British Columbia becomes 1st Canadian province to pass UN Indigenous rights declaration

British Columbia becomes 1st Canadian province to pass UN Indigenous rights declaration

British Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass legislation implementing the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples ...
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission holds hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students using UN Declaration

Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission holds hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students using UN Declaration

St. Michaels, Navajo Nation (ARIZ)–The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (”Commission”) in partnership with Department of Diné Education and Diné ...
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Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Releases Tribal Consent Policy

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a new policy that requires the Attorney General’s Office to obtain free, prior and ...
Carpenter speaks at UN General Assembly Kickoff

Carpenter speaks at UN General Assembly Kickoff

Speaking on behalf of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), of which she serves ...