Peace and Justice

Monet Wins Tobenkin Award for Standing Rock Coverage
by YES! staff
“At their heart, her stories were about the religious freedom, sovereignty, and human rights sought by Indigenous people everywhere.”
Wildfires Are Essential: The Forest Service Embraces a Tribal Tradition
by Nathan Gilles
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
How “Rez Accents” Strengthen Native Identity
by Tristan Ahtone
Research shows that ethnic identity is shaped not only by the loss—and revitalization—of mother tongues but also by the remixing of English.
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel Ware
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
Pipeline Resistance Broadens: On the Day Dakota Access Oil Flows, Go One Day Without Oil
by Mark Trahant
Let’s do what it takes to remind the companies, and the government itself, who’s really in charge of the economy.
How Powerful Could We Be If We Agree to Stand Our Ground on Our Treaty Land
by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
This movement is not just about a pipeline. We are not fighting for a reroute, or a better process in the white man’s courts. We are fighting for our liberation.
5 Ways Indian Country Can Resist Trump’s Chaos
by Mark Trahant
North Dakota’s move to put states in charge of reservations is just one example of the possible nonsense to come. The Trump Era will require new strategies.
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.