Racial Equity 2030

Indigenous Lands Initiative: Securing Land Ownership Rights for Indigenous Communities

Indian Law Resource Center

The Indian Law Resource Center, the Interethnic Association of the Development of the Peruvian Amazon, and the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon will design and build an indigenous-led institution that provides essential technical and legal assistance to help Indigenous peoples secure ownership of their lands and works to speed up and improve Indigenous land titling processes in Mexico and Central and South America.

Executive Summary

Three experienced Indigenous organizations—Indian Law Resource Center, Interethnic Association of the Development of the Peruvian Amazon, and Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon—will attack inequality by securing land ownership rights for Indigenous communities on a large scale in Mexico and countries of Central and South America.

This project will create an independent agency that will provide expert technical and legal assistance without charge to Indigenous communities seeking to gain legal control and ownership of their lands and resources. Secure ownership of their lands and resources will have an enormous impact on the poverty, powerlessness, discrimination, killings, and other human rights violations experienced by nearly all Indigenous communities. Helping Indigenous communities to protect their lands is now recognized as one of the most effective means to protect the environment, reduce deforestation, and mitigate climate change. The project will create and make available a network of experts from many fields to assist Indigenous communities to overcome the pervasive impediments to gaining ownership and protecting their lands.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Indian Law Resource Center

website: https://www.facebook.com/IndianLawResourceCenter/
Organization Headquarters
Montana, United States
Organization ID
52-1121079
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 10
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity