High Country News May 16, 2011
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.
Both Indians and whites battle diabetes on the Klamath watershed, where dam building ended the salmon runs that once kept the First People alive.
The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.
For 18 years, Westerners have been arguing about BLM’s wilderness-worthy land; now, the Obama administration has stepped in.
Wild bison are making headway towards roaming more freely in Montana.
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
Native Americans can win the long fight against poor health, malnutrition and disease.
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.
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.
Melanie Rae Thon's short stories, gathered in her collection In This Light, paint a desolate and tender picture of the West.
Not everybody understands why pinacate beetles are such good company, but philosopher Baruch Spinoza is likely one of them.