Tribes

A plague on the Klamath River
A plague on the Klamath River
The race to prevent a repeat of the West’s worst salmon-kill.
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Photographs of sturgeon, steelhead, salmon and lamprey fishing.
Navajo election shakes up Grand Canyon development plans
Navajo election shakes up Grand Canyon development plans
How will the tribe's new president handle the controversial Escalade project?
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
Environmentalists challenge permits that result in dumping of toxic chemicals on tribal land.
Tribal water compact moving through Montana legislature
Tribal water compact moving through Montana legislature
But the bill stirs up longstanding criticism of basic tribal sovereignty.
The woman who brings drinking water to remote Navajo homes
The woman who brings drinking water to remote Navajo homes
In the parched countryside, delivery means community.
Marie's dictionary
Marie's dictionary
The last fluent speaker of Wukchumni creates a dictionary to document her tribe's language.
Most native tongues of the West are all but lost
Most native tongues of the West are all but lost
A map shows where just over 60 languages remain spoken around the region.
Chronicling the work of an early Native American artist
Chronicling the work of an early Native American artist
Review of ‘In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1875-1892’ by Steve Elmore.
Demographic shifts and the Native voting block
Demographic shifts and the Native voting block
In 1980, 20 percent of the U.S. population was minority; today, 37 percent is.
Tribal sovereignty remains Alaska's unfinished business
Canada’s mining boom spills into U.S. waters
Canada’s mining boom spills into U.S. waters
How do you protect a river that begins in another country?
A new film tells the story of the Klamath River agreements
A new film tells the story of the Klamath River agreements
Republican lawmaker-turned-filmmaker, Jason Atkinson on why conservation doesn’t have to be a partisan issue.
'I Am Alaskan'
'I Am Alaskan'
The surprising diversity of the 49th state, through Brian Adams’ lens.
Unlocking digital tools in Indian Country to build a new economy
Unlocking digital tools in Indian Country to build a new economy
Tribes need to invest in their young people -- and in technology
Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
State battles Wind River tribes over expanded reservation and greater stake in energy management.
A modern movement in tribal building design
A modern movement in tribal building design
Review of "New Architecture on Indigenous Lands," by Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka
Four reasons why Keystone is a goner
Four reasons why Keystone is a goner
Climate change? Treaty rights? Sure, but the real killer is The Market.
New law protects Alaska Native women
New law protects Alaska Native women
The ability to prosecute domestic violence may be the first step toward creating Indian Country in Alaska.
Regulators dampen hopes for tribal solar project
Regulators dampen hopes for tribal solar project
The Moapa Solar Energy Center would have provided 175 megawatts to Nevada's largest utility.
A question of fluency on the Navajo Nation
A question of fluency on the Navajo Nation
A cultural debate leaves the presidency in limbo.
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
And how lawmakers can improve their record next year.