Category Archives: Author: Kirsten Carlson

New Scholarship on Court Power and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada

The American Review of Canadian Studies has published Political Failure, Judicial Opportunity: The Supreme Court of Canada and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02722011.2014.941153#.U_3lbygdVUQ.   Here is the abstract:  What role do courts play in public policymaking? This article … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Scholarship | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Video Campaign on Ending Violence Against Women and Redefining Native Love

New Video Campaign on Ending Violence Against Women and Redefining Native Love October 21, 2013 (Helena, Mont.) —  The Indian Law Resource Center and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) have launched the first videos in a new campaign to raise awareness … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NY Times: “Pain on the Reservation”

NY Times: “Pain on the Reservation” The NY Times has published an article detailing how sequestration has disproportionately affected Indian country.

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Congress, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

VAWA’s Tribal Provisions Better Protect Native Women Locally

On May 8th, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed H.R. 4970, a stripped-down Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) that excludes a number of key provisions found in the Senate bill, including those bearing on the safety of … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Criminal, Legislation, tribal courts, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Commentary: Using the UN Declaration to End the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples signals a new means to change federal law and policy to restore safety to Native women, to strengthen Indian nations and advance their jurisdiction over crimes within their territories, and to … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Criminal, international law, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Commentary: Tribes Lead Efforts to Implement UN Declaration

by Robert T. Coulter* It has been just a year since President Obama announced the Administration’s support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and promised action to implement at least some of those rights.  Across the … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, international law, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Violence Against Native Women gaining global attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The epidemic proportions of violence against Native women in the United States continues to gain global attention.   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hold a hearing on Oct. 25, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. at the General … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Criminal, international law | Tagged , | 2 Comments

International Commission Decision Brings New Hope to Native Women Facing Domestic Violence in the U.S.

UPDATE: The materials are here: Read the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights decision and the friend-of-the-court brief by the Indian Law Resource Center and Sacred Circle National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women. WASHINGTON, D.C. — An international human rights body … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, international law | Tagged | 2 Comments

Senate hearing on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is opportunity to work for major changes in federal policy and law

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be holding an oversight hearing: Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Date:Time: Location: June 9, 20112:15 pm (EST) Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Legislation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

COMMENTARY: Restoring Respect For the First Women of this Land

by Terri Henry* CHEROKEE, N.C. — It was with great honor that my nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, hosted the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Ms. Rashida Manjoo.  Her visit to Cherokee was spurred by the … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, international law | 1 Comment