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.
Yet American Indians suffer discrimination and civil rights violations common to other people of color, including police brutality, housing and employment discrimination, and suppression of voting rights. In addition, their unique political status makes Indians vulnerable to being singled out for special kinds of governmental persecution and exploitation.
This symposium—50 years of the Indian Civil Rights Act—will bring much needed attention 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.
Who Should Attend
We need your voice, your vision, and your support! Please plan to attend this symposium and share your perspectives and ideas on this crucial issue of Indian people’s civil and human rights. Everyone is invited, and we especially look forward to participation by people who are:
Abstract Submission Deadline
Deadline for this Issue is December 15, 2017