Symposium: 50 Years of the Indian Civil Rights Act: Protection and Denial of the Civil Rights of Native Americans

what’s happening?

As a small minority group in America, Native Americans have been left out of civil rights discussions in this country, both historically and in modern times. In the symposium, 50 years of the Indian Civil Rights Act, much needed attention is brought to the protection and denial of the civil rights of Native Americans in the fifty years since Congress passed the Indian Civil Rights Act in 1968. The format invites us to listen to and learn from Indian people’s stories and perspectives on a wide range of civil rights and human rights issues. We will also hear from governmental leaders, Indian law scholars, and others about what we all can do to help protect Native people in the future.

CELDF’s Mari Margil, who leads our International Center for the Rights of Nature, will speak on the panel titled “Global Indigenous Civil and Human Rights” to discuss how the Rights of Nature is growing with tribal communities and abroad.

The conference is hosted by the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law.


Thursday, March 8th – Friday, March 9th


Isleta Resort and Casino
11000 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM  87105

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