Indigenous land rights
Indigenous land rights are the rights of indigenous peoples to land, either individually or collectively. Land and resource-related rights are of fundamental importance to indigenous peoples for a ran...
Commercialization of traditional medicines
Bioprospecting is the process of discovery and commercialization of new products based on biological resources. Despite being intuitively helpful, bioprospecting has only recently begun to incorporate...
Commercialization of traditional medicines - Wikipedia
Conrad Gorinsky
Dr. Conrad Gorinsky is a Guyana-born chemist who studied in the UK. He spent months with the Amazonian Wapishana tribe and later obtained US patents for tipir and cunani, two chemicals derived from pl...
Tribal-state compacts
Tribal-State Compacts are declared necessary for any Class III gaming on reservations under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA). They were designed to allow tribal and state governments t...
Canadian Aboriginal law
Canadian Aboriginal law is the body of Canadian law that concerns a variety of issues related to aboriginal peoples in Canada. Aboriginal law provides certain rights to land and traditional practices....
Aboriginal title in the United States
The United States was the first jurisdiction to acknowledge the common law doctrine of aboriginal title (also known as "original Indian title" or "Indian right of occupancy"). Native American tribes a...
Aboriginal title in the United States - Wikipedia
Eagle feather law
The eagle feather law provides many exceptions to federal wildlife laws regarding eagles and other migratory birds to enable American Indians to continue their traditional practices.Under the current ...
Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957
Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 is an International Labour Organization Convention within the United Nations that was established in 1957. Its primary focus is to recognize and pr...
Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 - Wikipedia
Upstate Citizens for Equality
The Upstate Citizens for Equality (UCE) is a group based in Verona, New York that opposes the Indian Land Claim and what they see as flawed Federal Indian Policy. UCE currently has three chapters with...
Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations
Title 25 is the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations that governs Government-to-Government relations with Native American tribes within the United States. It is available in digital or printed ...
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock, 187 U.S. 553 (1903) was a United States Supreme Court case brought against the US government by the Kiowa chief Lone Wolf, who charged that Native American tribes under the...
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock - Wikipedia
Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service
Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service was brought to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2007. It was a case that was brought about by previous cases dealing with the expansion of the Snowbowl ...
Lands inhabited by indigenous peoples
The lands inhabited by indigenous peoples receive different treatments around the world. Many countries have specific legislation, definitions, nomenclature (Indian reservations, in some places), obje...
Bioprospecting
Bioprospecting is the process of discovery and commercialization of new products based on biological resources. Despite being intuitively helpful, bioprospecting has only recently begun to incorporate...
Bioprospecting - Wikipedia
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989
The Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 is an International Labour Organization Convention, also known as ILO-convention 169, or C169. It is the major binding international convention conc...
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 - Wikipedia
American Convention on Human Rights
The American Convention on Human Rights, also known as the Pact of San José, is an international human rights instrument. It was adopted by many countries in the Western Hemisphere San José, Costa Ric...
American Convention on Human Rights - Wikipedia
In the Matter of S---
In the Matter of S---, 1 I. & N. Dec. 309 (1942), is a United States Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision holding that a white woman born in Canada married to a Canad...
Indigenous Territory
In Brazil, Indigenous Territories or Indigenous Lands (Portuguese: Terras Indígenas [ˈtɛʁɐz ĩˈdʒiʒẽnɐs], TIs) are areas inhabited and exclusively possessed by indigenous people. The Brazilian Cons...
Indigenous Territory - Wikipedia
Treaty rights
Treaty rights are certain rights that were reserved by indigenous peoples when they signed treaties with settler societies in the wake of European colonization. This applies to the rights of Alaska N...
First Nations Governance Act
The First Nations Governance Act was a legislative initiative proposed by the government of Canada in 2002 to reform the country's Indian Act. Introduced by Robert Nault, then the minister of Indian a...
Customary land
Customary land is land which is owned by Indigenous communities and administered in accordance with their customs, as opposed to statutory tenure usually introduced during the colonial periods. Common...