Treaty Rights and Tribal Sovereignty

Sep 21, 2014, 23:11
New Report by Borderlands Research and Education

New Report by Borderlands Research and Education

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:06

IREHR is pleased to re-publish this Background Report and this Bulletin by Borderlands Research and Education in Silverdale, Washington.

Long-standing and very contemporary attacks on Indian tribal sovereignty should be repudiated by all those who reside in the United States. Understanding the origin of these modern-day attacks is essential information. We thank Borderlands for their work.

To more fully understand these reports, please also see Keeping our Word: Indigenous Sovereignty and Treaty Rights.

If not embedded below, you can download the report here, and the Bulletin here.

Trial Set for Attack on Blackfeet Nation Member

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:27

Assailants called Glacier County Commissioner "Dirty Indian" as they kicked him.

The trial of three Montana men who hurled racial slurs as they assaulted a Blackfeet man will begin February 3 in Libby, Montana. The attack occurred in September 2008 as Ron Rides at the Door, a member of the Blackfeet Nation and a Glacier County Commissioner, attempted to break up a fight outside a Great Falls bar.

Light Sentence in Artifact Looting Case

Monday, 09 November 2009 06:45

A Eureka, California man received a light sentenced in late October for illegally removing artifacts from a cultural site of the Yurok tribe. After pleading guilty in September  to illegally excavating a Native cultural site, James Edward Truhls, 30, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 60 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $350 fine for illegally removing artifacts from a cultural site of the Yurok tribe. Truhls could have received up to one year in prison and a $10,000 fine. A judge had previously dropped a grave-looting charge which potentially carried a stronger sentence.

Reporting on Violence, Harassment and Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:57

A regular feature in IREHR's Treaty Rights and Sovereignty issue area of the website will be to report on incidents of violence, harassment and discrimination directed at indigenous peoples. While many bias crimes against native peoples are similar to those against other people of color, motivated as they are by the bigotry of their perpetrators, they are reported separately here because of potentially distinct aspects of bias crimes against Indian people.