Peace and Justice
In Photos: Northwest Canoe Tribes Arrive at Historic Gathering at Standing Rock
by Sarah van GelderSep 09, 2016
- Celebration and solidarity as hundreds of tribes unite behind the Standing Rock Sioux’s opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.
Threat of Salmon Extinction Turns Small Tribe Into Climate Researchers
by Nathan GillesSep 06, 2016
- As glaciers disappear, fish are expected to follow. But the Nooksack tribe of Washington state has a plan to keep nearby rivers and streams cool.
Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
by LaDonna Brave Bull AllardSep 03, 2016
- We must remember we are part of a larger story. We are still here. We are still fighting for our lives on our own land.
A Test of U.S. Climate Leadership Will Be How We Treat the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark TrahantSep 02, 2016
- Can we trust Clinton-Kaine promises of an energy future “where no one is left out or left behind”?
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving 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.