International Indian Treaty Council

The International Indian Treaty Council was founded in June 1974 at a gathering on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, attended by more than 5000 representatives from 98 Indigenous Nations. IITC has evolved over the decades, but has continued to have sustained success in defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples through the involvement of committed, and passionate Indigenous Leadership in community and international platforms.

IITC Board Member Lenny Foster speaks at the 2017 Day of Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering, Alcatraz Island


After 44 years of activism and advocacy for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, the International Indian Treaty Council has entered a new phase. Based in San Francisco, California for many years, we are now expanding to a permanent home in Tucson, AZ!  In April of this year, through the generosity of two donors who provided the down payment, IITC was able to purchase for the first time in our history, a building to plant our roots in and lay a firm foundation for many years to come. This office will serve as the base for IITC’s work along with our long-standing office in San Francisco. We are so thankful for our donors, friends, family and support networks who have helped make this amazing accomplishment possible!

33224044_1538089119465162_r.jpegThe new IITC Office in Tucson, Arizona


Our current goal is to raise $44,000 in honor of our 44th Year Anniversary which will greatly help us in this new phase of our development. We invite you to become a partner in this major step forward for IITC. Your tax-deductible donation, large or small, will greatly help our work to continue defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples and working with our local communities in Tucson and around the world. Also, if you can share our cause and campaign with your networks and like-minded allies, it will be greatly appreciated! 

Early phases of construction and repairs at the IITC Tucson Office.


Defending Human Rights, Environmental Health, Treaties and Standard Settings and Food Sovereignty are our priority program areas. We are so blessed to have this office as a permanent base to carry out these important programs for Indigenous Peoples. Your support will be used to continue building our sustainability for many years into the future.

33224044_1538089336630510_r.jpegAmy Juan and Nicole Yanes conduct a Human Rights Presentation at the Ili Usim Allea Summer Youth Program, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
33224044_1538089395395411_r.jpegGroup photo of the 44th Anniversary Treaty Conference at Mato Paha (Bear Butte), South Dakota in June 2018
33224044_1538089456653915_r.jpegCorn Alter at the IITC 3rd International Indigenous Peoples Corn Conference in Tecpan, Guatemala


Please join us on September 29, 2018 for our Grand Opening! We are located at 100 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713. Click on the link for more information on this event!


Check out IITC’s work on our web site,, and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

THANK YOU so much from the Tucson Office Staff, and all of us at IITC!    





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Amy Juan 
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