The Center for Indigenous Peoples Rights
The Center for Indigenous Peoples Rights (CIPR) is a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that provides free legal services and critical nation-building technical assistance to meet the needs of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous nations exercising their inherent rights to self-governance and cultural, social, and economic development. The CIPR also engages in policy research and development to address the challenges impacting Indigenous peoples and Indigenous nations and to advance the policy interests of Indigenous peoples.
The CIPR’s vision is to ensure justice and equity for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous nations under U.S. and international law.
The CIPR is an Indigenous-led organization and is dedicated to expanding the pipeline of Indigenous peoples in the legal field.
Baramaya Guainia Yukayeke
Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe
Tribal Affairs Director
Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe
CIPR Board of Directors
Mario McClain Jr., Esq., Wabbaquassett Nipmuc Tribe
Professor David Logan, Fmr. Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law
Samantha Maltais, Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe
Matthew R. Plain, Esq., Barton Gilman, LLP
Dr. James D. Diamond, Univ. of Arizona College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program