Magazine
Ripple Effects

May 16, 2011

On Fort Berthold: Three tribes, a dam, and a diabetes epidemic. | On the Klamath: A settlment to restore rivers and tribes.

Feature

Three Tribes, a Dam and a Diabetes Epidemic
Three Tribes, a Dam and a Diabetes Epidemic
On North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, a diabetes epidemic has its roots in the dam that flooded the tribes' farmland and destroyed their way of life.
Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath
Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath
Both Indians and whites battle diabetes on the Klamath watershed, where dam building ended the salmon runs that once kept the First People alive.

Current

Where has Montana's water gone?
Where has Montana's water gone?
The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.
Wild lands by any other name
Wild lands by any other name
For 18 years, Westerners have been arguing about BLM’s wilderness-worthy land; now, the Obama administration has stepped in.
Yellowstone bison get more room to roam
Yellowstone bison get more room to roam
Wild bison are making headway towards roaming more freely in Montana.

Editor's Note

Diabetes isn't destiny
Diabetes isn't destiny
Native Americans can win the long fight against poor health, malnutrition and disease.

Essays

Walking in the body of being
Walking in the body of being
Not everybody understands why pinacate beetles are such good company, but philosopher Baruch Spinoza is likely one of them.

Dear Friends

Viva la independent press!
Viva la independent press!
High Country News is nominated for two Utne Independent Press awards; Laura Paskus wins award from Society of Professional Journalists; Nathan Rice to be HCN’s next editorial fellow; correction and clarification.

Book Reviews

Are you an Indian?
Are you an Indian?
In his memoir, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Jim Kristofic remembers the challenges and joys of a tough childhood spent on the Navajo Nation.
The painful beauty of love
Melanie Rae Thon's short stories, gathered in her collection In This Light, paint a desolate and tender picture of the West.

Letters