A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton LittleSep 19, 2016
- Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
10 Photos That Show the Magnificent Light Shining on Standing Rock
by Josue RivasSep 19, 2016
- Despite all the news of pipeline regulation, court appeals, and activist arrests, Native photographer Josue Rivas reminds us that it is actually a peaceful place.
The Big Lie Going Around About a Tribe, a Pipeline, And Too Much Federal Regulation
by Mark TrahantSep 19, 2016
- Those with something to gain from the Dakota Access pipeline want us to believe the energy company is an overburdened victim.
Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan AhtoneSep 16, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making
by Jenni MonetSep 16, 2016
- North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”
by Sarah van GelderSep 14, 2016
- Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Tribes Redraw Land Boundaries—With GPS and a Small Fleet of Drones
by Tristan AhtoneSep 14, 2016
- From the Standing Rock Sioux to the Wounaan in Panama, indigenous communities are staking claims to traditional territories even when they no longer possess ownership rights.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa HillstromSep 12, 2016
- The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
by Sarah van GelderSep 11, 2016
- Dallas Goldtooth, a veteran organizer of the Keystone XL fight, is amazed at the historic support from tribes at Standing Rock—even tribes that rely on resource extraction.
Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle
by Kelly HayesSep 10, 2016
- The illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. We could undo what we have built at Standing Rock, this unprecedented act of Native American collective resistance.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam SmithSep 10, 2016
- Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
Feds Step In, and the Big Win May Be for All Tribes Facing Pipelines
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 09, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised “meaningful tribal input” on pipeline decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights.
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.
Has Arizona Found a Solution to Gerrymandering?
by Yael GrauerSep 09, 2016
- Sixteen years ago, Arizona stripped state lawmakers of the right to draw electoral districts. Many lawsuits later, democracy is stronger—in some ways.