Tribes

In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In a place where history, culture and geography intermingle, ‘local’ can be hard to define.
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
An internecine battle rages over tribal membership and identity.
A quiet revolution
You want to develop clean energy on tribal land? Here’s how.
Can a legal victory make Indian Country whole again?
Can a legal victory make Indian Country whole again?
For over a century, federal law has split Native American land holdings into tiny pieces. A settlement unites some of the splinters, but at a steep cost.
Interior Department waffles on Arctic oil and gas leasing
Interior Department waffles on Arctic oil and gas leasing
The federal government is asking Alaska Natives which areas are too sensitive to drill.
Oil bust puts tribes, towns over a barrel
Oil bust puts tribes, towns over a barrel
The Bakken bust has stranded schools and communities that hoped for revenue from a boom.
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Photos of this winter’s hunt and a community’s subsistence way of life.
To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Blackfeet have waited decades to resolve their water claims but Congress is in no hurry.
How a huge Arizona mining deal was passed — and could be revoked
How a huge Arizona mining deal was passed — and could be revoked
Pushed through Congress, the Resolution Copper deal could damage sacred Apache sites.
Rock art and the struggle for preservation
Rock art and the struggle for preservation
Review of Jonathan Bailey's "Rock art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape."
Dispatch from Blockadia
Dispatch from Blockadia
Where enviros are uniting with social justice and tribal rights activists in the Northwest to stop new fossil fuel development.
Where private land meets public interest
Where private land meets public interest
A group of landowners on the Colorado-New Mexico border aim to conserve a contested landscape.
Searching for the good fight in the Nez Perce War
Searching for the good fight in the Nez Perce War
A review of William T. Vollmann's “The Dying Grass”
Will the Little Shell tribe finally be recognized?
Will the Little Shell tribe finally be recognized?
The tribe's complex history has slowed federal approval of the tribe. A new rule could change that.
Who really killed Keystone?
Who really killed Keystone?
An unusual coalition is fighting new fossil fuel infrastructure, and they're starting to win.
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
A multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
Infant mortality among Wyoming’s Native population is more than double that of the state's white population.
The Hopi man who runs to protect his tribe's water
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Tribes and former federal officials fight to cancel energy leases on sacred land.
Five lessons for Indian Country from the Canadian elections
Five lessons for Indian Country from the Canadian elections
A record 54 indigenous candidates ran in this election, but still occupy just three percent of the House of Commons.
Shell’s giving up drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Now what?
Shell’s giving up drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Now what?
The (controversial) case for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.