Indigenous Notes Issue 1, 2018

Indian Law Resource Center Launches Search for a New Executive Director

The Indian Law Resource Center Board of Directors is continuing its search for a new executive director. Over the course of 40 years, the Center has helped shape modern indigenous rights advocacy. The Center is widely recognized for its role in helping Indian and Alaska Native nations and other indigenous communities negotiate and win the adoptions of the UN and the American Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Senate Resolution designates May 5, 2018 as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women

On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana. When her body was found five days later, she had been raped and murdered. “Too often in Indian country and Alaska Native villages indigenous women are disappearing and nothing is done,” says Jana Walker, director of the Indian Law Resource Center’s Safe Women, Strong Nations project.

In Other News

2018 marks 40 years that the Center has been working to protect and advance the rights of indigenous peoples! And, with the recent launch of a search for the Center’s next executive director, it marks the start of a new chapter for our organization. 

Help us commemorate this exciting time: please consider making a donation of $140 or more, or pledge to make a monthly, $40 sustaining donation. Your continued support will help ensure the Center can endure and continue to secure justice for indigenous peoples for the next 40 years!