Items by Elena Saavedra Buckley

Looking for fresh reads? Western authors weigh in.
Looking for fresh reads? Western authors weigh in.
Here are some books from 2020 you don’t want to miss this winter.
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
This season’s best reads
This season’s best reads
A roundup of the new and upcoming books that have caught our eye.
Montana’s ‘Argus’ prototype projects glaciers where they once were
Montana’s ‘Argus’ prototype projects glaciers where they once were
In 2068, an augmented reality program takes hold of its designer.
Staff dispatch to many destinations
Staff dispatch to many destinations
And one gives a major gift of her own.
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.
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