Most Recent Legal Review Features Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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The NARF Legal Review is published semi-annually and provides updates on NARF’s cases and information on other timely Indian law topics. The most recent edition examines some of NARF’s cases from the winter and spring of 2019. NARF’s cases featured in this edition of the Legal Review include:
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—For more than 40 years, the oil and gas industry has tried to gain access to the resources under the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Native and non-native citizens have fought to keep the pristine landscape ofthe Refuge wild. But now, the Trump administration is making progress towards delivering the refuge to their friends in the oil and gas industry.
Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—In 2007, after decades of advocacy by indigenous peoples, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Implementation will require sustained effort.
Legislating Native American Voting Rights—The past decade has seen repeated attacks on voter protections. Voter access, required for a true democracy, has become politicized. However, the legislative efforts under-way are a chance for progress.
You can learn more about NARF’s work, current and past, in the Legal Review archive.