Tribes

A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
21 tribal nations wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear a decades-old case about salmon.
Northern California tribes face down massive wildfires
Northern California tribes face down massive wildfires
Some evacuees return home as clean-up begins and resources are stretched thin.
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
Divisions between state and tribal agencies could keep the door open for a most unwelcome visitor.
How the Dakota pipeline protest is spreading Westwide
How the Dakota pipeline protest is spreading Westwide
The protests are fueled by a diverse array of causes, from tribal sovereignty to fossil fuel dependence.
Tribes win one fight, lose another in pipeline protest
Tribes win one fight, lose another in pipeline protest
The Obama administration intervened in favor of tribes, for now.
Alaska’s emergency wildfire crews are burning out
Alaska’s emergency wildfire crews are burning out
The state is grappling with more fires and fewer fighters where they need them.
Legislation revives Grand Canyon development question
Legislation revives Grand Canyon development question
Escalade bill leaves opponents scrambling for support, and tribal members divided.
How British Columbia’s coastal people fertilized the forest
How British Columbia’s coastal people fertilized the forest
Indigenous people’s castoff clamshells made the forest grow bigger.
Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
The Standing Sioux protest in North Dakota reverberates around the world.
Photos of the North Dakota pipeline protest
Photos of the North Dakota pipeline protest
Background on the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protests and how social media and climate activism raised their profile.
Salmon supporters win again in court
Salmon supporters win again in court
Washington will have to fix up culverts that block fish passage.
Columbia River ‘shadow tribes’ face a housing crisis
Columbia River ‘shadow tribes’ face a housing crisis
The feds have promised lodging at traditional fish camps — but haven’t delivered.
Latest: Obama administration to continue Navajo Nation uranium cleanup
Latest: Obama administration to continue Navajo Nation uranium cleanup
The EPA has already spent $100 million to remediate decades of mining.
Salmon power
Salmon power
A historic legal victory could give Alaska tribes more control over their fish, wildlife and homelands.
On sovereignty and subjugation
How Leonard Peltier has unjustly spent forty years in prison — and why it’s time to change that
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Battle lines over a proposed Bears Ears monument are blurred, dividing tribes and towns.
Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
More groups are focused on getting Native Americans outside.
Evicted by climate change
Evicted by climate change
Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, the land where they settled is vanishing.
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
A series of lawsuits could help counteract decades of racist practices.
Why Native American women still have the highest rates of rape and assault
Why Native American women still have the highest rates of rape and assault
A flawed tribal court structure, little local law enforcement and a lack of funding fail to protect women from violence.
Big funds for Native American farmers and ranchers on the way
Big funds for Native American farmers and ranchers on the way
The largest ever philanthropic fund for Indian Country stems from a 1999 class-action lawsuit.
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.