Peace and Justice

The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?
by Tristan Ahtone
To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.
Wisconsin Tribe Halts $1.5 Billion Open-Pit Mine
by Jaime Alfaro
To protect vital wetlands, the Ojibwe tribe and local scientists and activists pressured industry to abandon plans for what would have harmed thousands of species of plants and animals.
North Dakota’s Public Bank Was Built for the People—Now It’s Financing Police at Standing Rock
by Matt Stannard
The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force. How did this happen?
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. Dax
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
by Anuradha Sengupta
When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.
The Real Standing Rock Victory Is This: “Inevitable” Is Not What It Used to Be
by Mark Trahant
The whole pipeline fiasco was a more appropriate story for the 19th century instead of the 21st. Now, the timing is ideal for a new beginning: #HealNorthDakota
The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The Army Corps announced Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will be rerouted. Here are the numbers that show what lies ahead.
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.