Monday, December 5, 2016

ISHR hopes that the Government will respect and protect the human rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the future.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Starting January 2017 Columbia will teach an Indigenous language for the first time: Nahuatl.

Nahuatl has been spoken in Mexico since at least the seventh century and was the language of the Aztecs. Nahuatl based languages are spoken mostly in rural areas throughout central Mexico and along the coastline. It is estimated that there are currently 1.5 million native Nahuatl speakers. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Statement by Mr. Álvaro Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Dr. Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John, Expert Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, on the escalating violence against unarmed protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site (North Dakota, USA)

The Indigenous Studies Summer Program is now accepting applications for 2017
Monday, November 14, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Summer Program (ISSP) is an annual, two-week summer program at Columbia University. Researchers, professionals, practitioners, and advanced students from around the world gather at Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) to participate in this intensive summer immersion program at Columbia University on indigenous peoples' rights and policy.

Human Rights Video Series
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Human Rights Watch and the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University have produced the online human rights advocacy video series Advocacy at Work. The series goes behind the scenes at Human Rights Watch to explain how they put together advocacy strategies to deal with human rights abuses.