Take Action - Get Involved
The Lemkin Institute, the Anti-Genocide Coffee Break: A Multinational Podcast, and Genocide News Now! frequently mention ways you can help prevent genocide, address its consequences, stand in solidarity with victims, and promote long-term human security.
Use the links below to get more involved in the efforts to stop genocide around the world.
Support Indigenous Self-Determination in the USA
Sign the petition asking US President Joseph Biden to protect the rights of indigenous children and families, which are currently being challenged by a case at the Supreme Court which seeks to declare unconstitutional the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The ICWA protected children from being removed from their tribal homelands by prioritizing native families in foster care and adoption processes.
Defend Native Children and Sovereignty
Right now, conservative states and fossil fuel lawyers intend to dismantle Indigenous rights and sovereignty by overturning the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) via a majority conservative Supreme Court. Please join the Lakota People's Law Project in asking President Biden to take immediate action — up to and including an Executive Order — protecting Native children and sovereignty. Federal agencies must allocate funding, dedicate human resources, and empower Native nations to create tribally-run child welfare programs and maintain our right to self-determination.
Sign a Petition to Pope Francis
This petition, created by the Massachusetts Catholics for Indigenous Rights in collaboration with CTA’s Indigenous Solidarity Collective, calls on Pope Francis, the USCCB, and the Canadian bishops to release all records of Catholic-run residential schools in the United States and Canada; actively support the process of identifying burial sites on residential school grounds; rematriate Indigenous human remains, artifacts, and objects to their appropriate communities; and create an action plan for addressing the 94 Calls to Action identified through the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Process by collaborating with Indigenous leadership. They release this petition in light of Pope Francis's July 24th visit to Canada.
Take Action to Help Protect Indigenous Women
Help confront the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) by telling your senators to vote for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act and asking the Department of Justice to follow through with full and thorough implementation of Savanna’s Act.