Indigenous Peoples: National Policy and International Human Rights


The focus of the Center’s 2005-07 theme of inquiry is indigenous peoples. As the world moved into a new millennium, the importance of Native cultures became increasingly clear. There are lessons to be learned from traditional peoples, and those lessons can only be taught by the peoples themselves. Modern medicine is reaching back to historical traditional medicines; legal systems are adopting native concepts of mediation and restorative justice; language, music art and literature find inspiration from the works and ways of indigenous peoples. Tribes, both in the United States and abroad, have renewed confidence in their ancient ways and are drawing upon ancestral wisdom to guide their people through complex and challenging worlds.

This collection includes thematic addresses and publications resulting from Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics programs or presented by faculty of the School of Law.

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