TOPIC

Indigenous Rights



Indigenous people everywhere face serious human rights abuses and cultural genocide through forced relocations, loss of land rights, exposure to environmental hazards, violence, discrimination, denial of basic services (such as access to education, housing, clean water, and healthy food), and the forced separation of children and families. Both the human and political rights of Indigenous peoples are dismissed and attacked by the dominant colonialist cultures and governments around them. Despite this, Indigenous peoples are often on the forefront of environmental and human rights protests around the world. The struggle for Indigenous rights is a struggle for human rights and for the preservation of human knowledge and generational relationships with the environment.

FindCenter Video Image
06:24

A Conversation with Native Americans on Race - Op-Docs

This week we bring you “A Conversation With Native Americans on Race,” the latest installment in our wide-ranging “Conversation on Race” series.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Haymarket Books proudly brings back into print Winona LaDuke's seminal work of Native resistance to oppression.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

What Do We Owe Indigenous America?

We’ve also learned that, unlike other Americans who have had crimes committed against them, Native people, historically and today, have had little success seeking reparations in court.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

FindCenterA right delayed is a right denied.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image
07:53

Feather Wisdom: Grandmother Margaret Behan, Int'l Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Featuring Grandmother Margaret Behan, also known as "Global Grandmother.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

Louise Erdrich on Her Personal Connection to Native Peoples’ Fight for Survival

Erdrich's novel, The Night Watchman, was inspired by her grandfather, who chaired the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and fought a Congressional initiative to move native people off their land.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image
02:04

Joseph Marshall III- Essential Understanding #7

Mr. Marshall responds to Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding Seven which states "The essential philosophy of the Oceti Sakowin wicoun (way of life) is based on the values of the Oceti Sakowin which has created resiliency of the Oyate.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image
02:20

Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools

Learn how the effects of residential schools continue to manifest into the present day.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

The Night Watchman

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.

FindCenter AddIcon

UP NEXT

Indigenous Well-Being