Returning national parks to tribal sovereignty could help remedy what is often called America’s “best idea.”
The decision offers hope to First Nations everywhere: Commercial investors cannot ignore the consent of Indigenous communities.
“I felt a kinship with the Nez Perce who, like my Japanese American community, were banished to less desirable land.”
“It’s not just swapping out oil and gas. It’s about changing the system so that it’s sustainable for everybody.”
The authors, who are taking part in COP26 this week, discuss ways to support Indigenous communities and their allies in healing the planet and moving forward to a post-oil future.
The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
Renewable energy isn’t just a green business venture; it’s a way to support tribal self-determination and economic development.
“It’s not only about wildlife, or birds and trees. It’s also about the people.”
The Sámi people of Northern Sweden oppose geoengineering as a solution to climate change because they say it follows the same logic that produced the climate crisis in the first place.
The Hawaiian movement for self-determination was forever changed by the fierce and unapologetic leadership of the late Haunani-Kay Trask. This loving obituary written by one of Trask’s mentees explores her powerful legacy.
“The treaties are not just a concern for Indigenous people. They were entered into by the U.S. government, and as citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure our government honors that law.”
When the Elwha River dams fell, it was the culmination of many decades of successful partnerships to support the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in righting historic wrongs.
For Indigenous people threatened by climate change, the choice is not an easy one: Move away from a place to which families have been tied for centuries, or stay and remain at risk.
With income from sequestering carbon in its forests, the tribe has supported youth programming, housing, road improvement, and businesses development.
A post-petroleum transition plan.
A report from occupied Palisade, where Water Protectors confront a dying, but still deadly, energy behemoth.
A new social movement is bringing together Indigenous activists and TikTok creators to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
A new children’s book centers Native culture and our relationship with Earth.
A new film follows food activists seeking to restore salmon, buffalo, and the nourishing legacy of Native cultures.
We can begin by embracing mythologies aimed at exalting environmental sustainability and social equality.
American conservationists have said and done terribly racist things over the years. Now is the opportunity to center justice.
Quannah Chasinghorse is continuing the legacy of Gwich’in women working to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Traditional reindeer herding is a cornerstone of Sámi culture in the European Arctic highlands. It’s also part of a finely balanced ecology that can help cool the planet. But Norway’s government wants mineral mines instead of roaming reindeer.