Treaties & Standard Setting

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1974 Founding Treaty Conference, Mobridge South Dakota

“Treaties between sovereign nations explicitly entail agreements which represent “the supreme law of the land” binding each party to an inviolate international relationship.”  – the Declaration of Continuing Independence, the Founding Document of the International Indian Treaty Council, June 1974

“Los Tratados entre naciones soberanas explícitamente implican acuerdos que representan “la ley suprema de la tierra” uniendo cada una de las partes en una relación internacional inviolable.” – La Declaración de la Independencia Contínua, Documento fundador del Consejo Internacional de Tratados Indios, junio 1974

Indigenous peoples have the right to the recognition, observance and enforcement of treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements concluded with States or their successors and to have States honour and respect such treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as diminishing or eliminating the rights of indigenous peoples contained in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.

— Article 37, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Los pueblos indígenas tienen derecho a que los tratados, acuerdos y otros arreglos constructivos concertados con los Estados o sus sucesores sean reconocidos, observados y aplicados y a que los Estados acaten y respeten esos tratados, acuerdos y otros arreglos constructivos.

Nada de lo contenido en la presente Declaración se interpretará en el sentido de que menoscaba o suprime los derechos de los pueblos indígenas que figuren en tratados, acuerdos y otros arreglos constructivos.

— Artículo 37, Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

United Nations-1977, Geneva

United Nations-1977, Geneva

Treaties & Standard Setting Program Areas Include:

  1. Work to uphold and defend Treaty Rights
  2. Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  3. The High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 2014
  4. The OAS American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  5. Mechanisms for Corporate and Government Accountability

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