Current News at the Institute

Shayna Halliwell, M.A. 2016
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ISHR congratulates alumnus Shayna Halliwell on recently publishing a chapter in the book "Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Unreported Struggles: Conflict and Peace," which is a contribution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program to the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

A New Publication of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Friday, December 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The book is a contribution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program to the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The book is available on Columbia’s Academic Commons. Click here to access the full text.

Court Finds Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

On October 20th,the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights has been following the developments of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program of ISHR has been informed of a call for help launched by United Confederation of Taíno People to help community members in Puerto Rico.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico just days after it was already suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. The people of Borikén (Puerto Rico) are now living through the largest natural disaster that the island has faced in nearly a century.

Monday, October 9, 2017

In commemoration of this day Native American Council of Columbia University will be hosting a celebration on Columbia University's Sundial. Below is an outline of the day's events: