Current News at the Institute

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.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Mr. Alvaro Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Ms. Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John, Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues issued a statement on the Protests on the Dakota Access Pipeline on November 4th. The full statement included below.

Prof. Elsa Stamatopoulou represents Columbia University
Monday, November 7, 2016

Under the theme of Rights, Responsibilities, and Resilience: An International Discourse on Indigenous Peoples’ Jurisprudence, the 2016 World Indigenous Law Conference took place at the Beckman Center in the traditional territories of the Tongva and Acjachemen Peoples (Irvine, CA, U.S.A.). The Indigenous Law Conference takes place every two years; the first took place in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the second in Australia and the third, this year, in Irvine.