Indigenous Peoples Law

Over the last decade or so, widespread advocacy for "indigenous peoples" has assumed a noteworthy spot in the international human rights debate. Corporate counsel litigating in this area of law may face legal issues extending well beyond the much-debated names of certain sports teams. Lawyers in this field frequently advocate for the welfare of human beings, which includes litigating human rights violations and ensuring fair distribution of public assistance benefits and negotiations with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the main federal agency handling relations with indigenous communities in the U.S. Whether you are looking for information on an alleged violation of treaties in relation to hydraulic fracturing by the U.S. government or other issues related to indigenous peoples law, you can begin your research with FindLaw.