Peace and Justice
In Photos: Tribes Revive an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha ChitnisAug 12, 2016
- Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
A Political Turning Point for Native Americans
by Mark TrahantJul 26, 2016
- Who will be Indian Country’s Obama? Look to the states. Her name will be Paulette, Peggy, or Denise.
Native Candidates Make a Historic Push for Congress
by Michael J. DaxJul 26, 2016
- As the presidential race has demonstrated, 2016 is the year for outsiders, and no group can be considered further from the establishment than Native Americans.
The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa HillstromJun 28, 2016
- A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. DaxJun 06, 2016
- The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
Proud of Our Pidgin: The Newest Language in the U.S. Census
by Sheldon ItoApr 05, 2016
- When Hawaiian Pidgin Creole joined an official list of 350 languages spoken in U.S. homes, it lifted up communities throughout Hawai‘i and their rich immigrant history.
20 Years in the Making, Great Bear Agreement Protects World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest
by Valerie SchloredtMar 16, 2016
- The landmark deal between 27 First Nations, environmentalists, forest industry, and government preserves 85 percent of old-growth in one of the world’s great forests.
The West Coast Is the World’s 5th Largest Economy. Can It Unite to Stop Big Oil?
by Arun GuptaMar 03, 2016
- From First Nations activism to innovative city initiatives, the West Coast is leading the fight against global warming even as many countries lag behind.
Big Oil and Gas Want Them Out, But One Small Clan Is Standing Up to Pipeline Expansion
by Tony MannoJan 19, 2016
- A First Nations clan is bringing pipeline projects to a grinding halt—simply by occupying their traditional lands.
Meet the Indigenous Eco-feminists of the Amazon
by Lindsey WeedstonJan 14, 2016
- In Ecuador, indigenous Kichwa women are resisting corporate interests that threaten their land.
In Photos: The Seed-Saving Farmers Who Pass Down Land to Their Daughters
by Rucha ChitnisJan 08, 2016
- In northeastern India's mountainous state of Meghalaya, youngest daughters inherit the land—and the ancient food heritage of their mothers.
COP21: A Rallying Cry—No Climate Justice Without Full Indigenous Rights
by Sarah van GelderDec 01, 2015
- "We realize that in this country we don’t have political power. So we have always looked at building alliances, coalitions, or being part of coalitions."
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van GelderAug 28, 2015
- University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us
by Patricia St. OngeAug 03, 2015
- How the Medicine Wheel can guide us to transform communities that have suffered from racial injustice