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January 23, 2017

How the movement at Standing Rock and its protestors' efforts extended well beyond North Dakota. While the pipeline is stalled (for now), its impacts are planting seeds, however small, within social and environmental movements and for tribal sovereignty across the country.

Feature

How Standing Rock blew up
How Standing Rock blew up
In a short time, a tribal concern became a massive movement.
What Standing Rock meant for those who took part
What Standing Rock meant for those who took part
Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home.
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
What protesters are thinking as crowds dissipate and cold seizes camp.

Current

Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Despite compromise, the controversial monument’s opposition is riled up.
Latest: Another attempt to open Arctic drilling
Latest: Another attempt to open Arctic drilling
The legislation is Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s ninth such try.
Latest: GOP House rules loosen land transfer regs
Latest: GOP House rules loosen land transfer regs
The rule would let the feds transfer land without accounting for costs.
The Forest Service relaxes restrictions on recreation
The Forest Service relaxes restrictions on recreation
The permitting change could give guided groups more access.
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Once wolf populations fully recover, we’ll no longer know the story of individual animals.
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
The threatened ESA; Canada’s contradicting climate goals; revolutionary consumers

Editor's Note

Essays

Standing Rock’s men at war
Standing Rock’s men at war
By challenging our myths of the West and its warriors, Native men find their voice.

Dear Friends

Welcome Maya L. Kapoor
Welcome Maya L. Kapoor
New faces at the headquarters; catching up on old errors.

Book Reviews

The heartache of Montana’s solitude
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
Two new fiction works from Big Sky Country crave human connectivity.
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
A new collection examines the elaborate cars and their place in Mexican-American culture.

Heard Around the West

Letters