• Video: Movement Lawyering and Working with Indigenous Communities

    On August 27, 2020, the National Lawyers Guild Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee organized the fourth event in their webinar series, “Movement Lawyering and Working with Indigenous Communities,” hosted by Natali Segovia, co-chair of the IPRC. The speakers during the event were Julianna Repp, Moira Meltzer-Cohen, and Pat Handlin. Lawyers who […]

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  • August 27, Webinar: Movement Lawyering: Working With Indigenous Peoples

    Thursday, August 27 4:00 pm Pacific/7:00 pm Eastern Register: https://bit.ly/indigenousmvmts Watch on Facebook Live: https://facebook.com/NLGIC Organized by the NLG Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee Lawyers who were part of the legal efforts at Standing Rock will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from working within a movement space that was/is indigenous-led. […]

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  • Video: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle Against Extractive Industry

    The following webinar was organized by the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and the Environmental Human Rights Committee of the National Lawyers Guild on June 23, 2020, with speakers Michelle Cook, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Leona Morgan and Jakeline Romero Epiayu. The panel discussion focused on the impact of extractive industries (mining, oil pipelines, fracking, etc.) on […]

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  • Video: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    This webinar was organized on July 9, 2020 by the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee. The webinar focused on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons from the Black Hills, #NoDAPL and current KXL […]

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  • July 9, Webinar: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    Join the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee for a webinar on Thursday, July 9, at 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will focus on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons […]

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  • Video: Decolonization, Discovery, Sovereignty, and Neocolonialism

    On June 26, the NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee hosted a webinar with Tupac Enrique Acosta of Tonatierra. This foundational decolonization webinar addresses the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism (i.e., the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)) and the forced disappearance of the […]

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  • June 25 Webinar: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination

    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination Online Event via Zoom Thursday, June 25 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern   REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/decolonizationwebinar Featured speaker: Tupac Enrique Acosta, Tonatierra Join us for this foundational decolonization webinar addressing the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism […]

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  • Over 475 lawyers, legal organizations and human rights defenders support lawyer Steven Donziger

    NEW YORK, May 18 – Over 75 organizations, including international legal organizations and major human rights networks, signed on to an open letter released today in support of environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who has faced nearly unprecedented sanctions from a U.S. federal judge for his pursuit of Chevron for a judgment against the oil giant […]

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  • NLG International stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people defending their land from pipelines

    The International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar in the United States, its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee, and its Environmental Human Rights Committee, stand in solidarity with the sovereign Wet’suwet’en nation and its people, including the traditional Unist’ot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu), in their just opposition to the construction of […]

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  • Announcing National Lawyers Guild delegation to Colombia: August 3-10, 2019

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from August 3 – 10, 2019. This delegation continues the Guild’s on-going solidarity work in Colombia and Latin America, particularly given Colombia’s geopolitical importance, the rise of the far right in the region and the increasing political and military alliance with […]

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