Peace and Justice

Navajo Nation Council Votes For Green Jobs
The first green jobs bill from America's First Nations promises much needed, culturally appropriate jobs.
Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy
by Sarah van Gelder, Rebecca Adamson
Indigenous peoples have learned a few things about making it through hard times. Rebecca Adamson discusses what traditional economies did to foster abundance, sharing, and harmony with Mother Earth.
Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia is poised to pass a new constitution aimed at providing indigenous autonomy, land reform, and popular control of natural resources.
Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and Peoples
by Brooke Jarvis
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa offered to stop development of one of the country's largest oil reserves in exchange for debt relief. The ITT oil fields, located within Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, have become the center of an experiment that could bring equity and human rights into the climate equation.
Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn
by Gustavo Esteva
Creating alternatives to traditional schools, in Oaxaca they created their own university, "unitierra", where students learn whatever they want to learn, where students are their communities, and learn by apprenticeship.
Interview with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
by Sarah van Gelder
An historic event happened on September 13, 2007. The United Nations, after nearly 25 years of work, adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Evo Morales: Indigenous Power
by Jubenal Quispe
Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, is forwarding a socially just agenda that promotes the country's sovereignty and multiculturalism.
Declaration of La Paz
by Jallalla Indigenous Pueblos and Nations of Abya Yala
A message of resilience, hope and solidarity from the indigenous peoples of Abya Yala.
Evo's First Year
by Juliette Beck
Evo Morales' first year as President of Bolivia: Race Conflict threatens division while Andean cultural traditions restore balance
Local Energy, Local Power
by Winona LaDuke
Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.
Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred Mountain
by Brian Cisneros
On the first day of the Summit of Nations, attention is paid to an endangered mountain in the South Dakota badlands and a discussion of key issues.
Surviving Hard Times: It's not for sissies
by John Mohawk
Hopi and Iroquois prophecies draw on long cultural memories, offering practical approaches to surviving hard times.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.