Items by Elena Saavedra Buckley

Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Plaintiffs allege ‘The Big Four’ conspired to reduce cattle prices.
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’
For years, the clients of a Colorado funeral home kept their loved ones’ cremated remains. Then the FBI called.
‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG
‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG
The 1,200-page inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is firm in its calls to justice.
See the hard-won equilibrium of Alaska
See the hard-won equilibrium of Alaska
A compilation of work by Alaskan photographers explores life in the North.
Treaty rights prevail in Supreme Court
Treaty rights prevail in Supreme Court
In a 5-4 vote, the court disagreed that Wyoming’s statehood nullified a Crow Tribe hunting treaty.
Photos: The many faces of Marilyn Monroe
Photos: The many faces of Marilyn Monroe
See the impersonators that perpetuate an All-American woman.
A bittersweet goodbye
A bittersweet goodbye
An editor moves on while others tackle some of journalism’s biggest challenges.
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
The bills would allow the state to sue protesters — and their supporters — and use the money for pipeline-related costs.
Explore landscapes redefined by human influence
Explore landscapes redefined by human influence
In a new book, a photographer captures our collisions with nature.
Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country
Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country
Despite an agreement, royalties from ‘Wind River’ haven’t reached the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
Road trips and the Rusty Spur
Road trips and the Rusty Spur
Editorial staffers take a retreat and speak at several panels.
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
The Gila River Indian Community could pull out of the plan in light of a new bill threatening to undermine their water rights.
See iconic photographers’ forgotten work in 1950s Mormon towns
See iconic photographers’ forgotten work in 1950s Mormon towns
Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange capture a time when the religion was growing.
How Indigenous reporters are elevating true crime
How Indigenous reporters are elevating true crime
In the podcasts ‘Finding Cleo’ and ‘Thunder Bay,’ First Nations reporters reinvent a common formula. Can they find even bigger audiences?
A holiday thank you to our readers
A holiday thank you to our readers
We enjoy our annual open house gathering and plan an issue break.
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
U.S. attorneys’ offices declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
The new book, Standing Strong, shows a spectrum of emotion from #NoDAPL.
What is lost when cultural sites are bulldozed?
What is lost when cultural sites are bulldozed?
Southwestern tribes learn of possible heritage destruction at the hands of Arizona State Parks and Trails.
HCN bugles in the season
HCN bugles in the season
We experience some creature encounters and say a few goodbyes.
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
With restrictive new voter ID laws, Standing Rock leadership is sent into overdrive.
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
Indian Health Service provider vacancies a ‘never-ending cycle’
Indian Health Service provider vacancies a ‘never-ending cycle’
A new report reveals that chronic understaffing at the Indian Health Service denies patients quality care.
A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
Despite continuous underfunding, a new academy is training cadets to protect the Nation on its own terms.
A dispersed staff and a tied knot
A dispersed staff and a tied knot
Editorial staffers relocate, HCN receives an award and an editor gets married!
Photos: Above a Western waste land
Photos: Above a Western waste land
A photo collection of 67 Superfund sites shows landscapes vandalized by mines and nuclear plants.
The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
On stage and in Congress, Trinity test downwinders fight for recognition.
Warm weather and a warm welcome
Warm weather and a warm welcome
We welcome a new associate photo editor and celebrate life changes.
How tweets can map a #wildfire
How tweets can map a #wildfire
Social media could help monitor air pollution that physical monitors miss.
The golden age of rock climbing
The golden age of rock climbing
Black and white photos capture the people behind the humble beginnings of the sport.
Wildfires hit the West: ‘We’re stretched to our limits’
Wildfires hit the West: ‘We’re stretched to our limits’
Fires this year have covered 1 million more acres than the 10-year average from January to July.
Arizona’s nuclear power caught in crossfire
Arizona’s nuclear power caught in crossfire
A renewable energy ballot measure could up the state’s reliance on cleaner energy.
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