Peace and Justice

Standing Rock Eviction Countdown: Will You Keep Fighting With Us?
by Kelly Hayes
Our people will continue to resist in and beyond this moment, as this is but one front in the wars being waged against us.
From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
by Jane Braxton Little
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.
Suddenly Time—And the Oil Market—Are On the Side of the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark Trahant
This week’s new Army Corps decision and a fresh lawsuit could delay the Dakota Access pipleline more than makes economic sense.
What the Trump Victory Means for Standing Rock
by Jenni Monet
The Sioux tribe is facing a pro-oil president-elect with personal investments riding on the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Norway’s Largest Bank Divests From Dakota Access, Launches Own Investigation
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Up to $460 million in credit is still at stake for the Bakken pipeline companies after DNB shed its pipeline assets and has begun a “fact-based evaluation” of indigenous rights abuses.
This Land Is Our Land: All Sides Move Quickly as Pipeline Nears the River
by Jenni Monet
Recent Standing Rock drone footage makes it clear that time is running out in the Dakota Access battle, and the fight for control of this land is becoming more urgent.
Violent Raids at Standing Rock a Stark Contrast to Talk of Building Trust
by Michael J. Dax
Across the country, an uneasy series of consultations between tribes and the U.S. government is under way. While some tribal leaders are skeptical, others hold out hope.
The White Horse and the Humvees—Standing Rock Is Offering Us a Choice
by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore
Right here, between the barricades on a North Dakota highway, is a pivotal confrontation between two world views, two futures.
The Standing Rock Victory You Didn’t Hear About
by Desiree Kane
The day 40 to 50 Native water protectors kept 250 militarized police from attacking camp.
Remember This When You Talk About Standing Rock
by Kelly Hayes
Yes, everyone should be talking about climate change. But we deserve to survive because our lives are worth defending in their own right — not simply because “this affects us all.”
The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story
by Mark Trahant
I’m angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan Ahtone
Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen Miller
For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula Schmidt
After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.
Why We Are Singing for Water—In Front of Men With Guns and Surveillance Helicopters
by Linda Hogan
We were water beings from the beginning. The river was our Grandmother and supplied everything we needed to survive.