Peace and Justice
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin MoeOct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff ConantAug 23, 2012
- Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe
by Winona LaDukeAug 22, 2012
- The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change on August 25, when the land is set to be auctioned off.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John PerkinsJul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe
by Madeline OstranderMay 10, 2012
- Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena ChristianMay 03, 2012
- Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David KortenApr 24, 2012
- David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris KolbApr 06, 2012
- Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel HarmonJan 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli NaumanDec 19, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa HillstromOct 22, 2011
- Grassroots food activist Fatou Batta on why the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site
by Lily HicksSep 01, 2011
- How local tribes stopped a Bay Area burial ground from becoming a parking lot.
Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-HowardAug 19, 2011
- Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
by Angela SterrittAug 15, 2011
- Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver LazenbyJul 25, 2011
- An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.