We work to protect the legal rights, cultures and environments of Indigenous Peoples.
The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.
The Indian Law Resource Center seeks to overcome the grave problems that threaten Native peoples by advancing the rule of law, by establishing national and international legal standards that preserve their human rights and dignity, and by challenging the governments of the world to accord justice and equality before the law to all indigenous peoples of the Americas.
The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-proﬁt law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. We provide legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations who are working to protect their lands, resources, human rights, environment and cultural heritage. Our principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes.
1. • Indigenous Peoples have a right to exist as distinct peoples and cultures.
2. • Indigenous Peoples have a right to be free from discrimination and forced assimilation.
3. • Indigenous Peoples have a right to self-determination; and other essential rights.
4. • Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned.