Services for Indigenous Peoples

Project ISD’s mission is to serve indigenous communities in their exercise of the right to self-determination. Because every indigenous community has different needs, Project ISD works in a variety of manners to assist in the fight to acquire and implement indigenous rights. Most commonly Project ISD’s work takes the form of information-sharing, either through written materials or through presentations, seminars, workshops, etc. Project ISD also offers consultation services on an array of topics, including but not limited to:

  • bringing a complaint in front of the United Nations’ human rights system

  • bringing a complaint in front of the Organization of American States’ human rights system

  • bringing a complaint in front of the International Labor Organization

  • understanding indigenous rights in Latin America

  • understanding indigenous rights in the United States and Canada

  • lessons learned from 40 years of indigenous self-determination in Canada and the United States

  • the importance of indigenous institutions for exercising the right to self-determination

  • why organization matters for community development and economic development

  • what the right of consultation is and how to enforce it

Project ISD is always open to working with indigenous peoples and communities to determine what they need in order to take the next step towards realizing self-determination. If you have any questions or ideas for how Project ISD can better achieve its mission, please send an e-mail to: