Peace and Justice
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
- In Africa, women’s resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that 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 to Stop 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.
Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDukeMay 12, 2011
- Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou DematteisMay 04, 2011
- After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick BuxtonApr 21, 2011
- A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.