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.
A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don’t Really Need
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 08, 2016
- Instead of buying the items she coveted, this artist made paintings of them. Here’s what she learned after a year of not shopping.
How Obama Can Keep the Standing Rock Sioux Standoff From Turning Bloody
by Mark TrahantSep 08, 2016
- The Nixon White House managed three Indian occupations. There are lessons for President Obama there—if he would just pay attention.
6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution
by Gar AlperovitzSep 07, 2016
- From the “buy local” movement to public banking, we’re well on our way to a more democratic, cooperative, and people-centered economy.
Can Zoos Teach Us To Be Better Humans?
by David KortenSep 07, 2016
- If we can recognize our destruction of other animals’ habitats, perhaps we can recognize our destruction of all the living systems on which we depend.
In Detroit, Freedom Schools Offer an Alternative to City’s Struggling Education System
by Zenobia JeffriesSep 06, 2016
- As Detroit’s public schools fight to stay afloat, Black families turn to a civil rights-era approach to education.
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.
I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World
by Fan KongSep 05, 2016
- There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
In This Food Desert, Kids Learn to Farm Veggies—Out of the Back of a Truck
by Rachel ShulhaferSep 05, 2016
- For the past year, the Food Literacy Project in Louisville, Kentucky, has sent its garden-on-wheels to local food deserts, connecting people to healthy eating and changing the lives of young people.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon OkeloSep 03, 2016
- Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.
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.
The World’s Biggest School Meal Program Is Keeping Local Farmers in Business
by Chris ArsenaultSep 02, 2016
- Emphasizing local food under a radical policy of “zero hunger,” Brazil’s school lunch initiative helps small farmers buy the land they’ve been farming for generations.
Yes, They’re Killing the Wolves—But There’s More To It
by Stephen MillerSep 02, 2016
- Misdirected public outrage over the killing of a Washington wolf pack may do more harm than good.