Items by Kalen Goodluck

Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande
Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande
An intergenerational group of Pueblo women lead the way on water policy along the Middle Rio Grande Valley.
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
In ‘Red Nation Rising,’ violence in the communities abutting reservations illuminates colonialism’s continued presence.
A crude virus: How ‘man camps’ can cause a COVID surge
A crude virus: How ‘man camps’ can cause a COVID surge
The Keystone XL Pipeline threatens to spread more than just oil through Indigenous communities.
Why the U.S. is terrible at collecting Indigenous data
Why the U.S. is terrible at collecting Indigenous data
Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses the state of Indigenous public health.
Bracing for unlawful militias and vigilantes at the ballot box
Bracing for unlawful militias and vigilantes at the ballot box
Emboldened by Trump’s rhetoric, armed groups plan to post up near poll sites.
Indigenous data sovereignty shakes up research
Indigenous data sovereignty shakes up research
In the COVID-19 era, tribal nations want research in service of their people.
Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe’s COVID-19 checkpoints are at stake.
The erasure of Indigenous people in U.S. COVID-19 data
The erasure of Indigenous people in U.S. COVID-19 data
‘The United States had no idea what was going on in Indian Country. They have no idea.’
The Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribe chase down a virus
The Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Tribe chase down a virus
Contact-tracing programs in two areas hit hardest by COVID-19 are working.
The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands
The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands
There are at least 16 land-grant universities making money from the expropriated Indigenous lands they retained from the Morrill Act.
New Mexico’s thin blurred line
New Mexico’s thin blurred line
Police in the state have long flirted with radical right-wing vigilantism.
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA program, but immigrant rights still have a long way to go.
Bureau of Land Management investigates a new Bundy ranch project
Bureau of Land Management investigates a new Bundy ranch project
Ryan Bundy is allegedly building irrigation structures in Gold Butte National Monument.
COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation
COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation
Front-line workers confront the world’s newest deadly malady.
Perpetual ‘manifest destiny’ on the shores of Santa Monica
Perpetual ‘manifest destiny’ on the shores of Santa Monica
A photographer examines westward expansion in tourist-saturated California.
‘It’s hurting in the short term. It’s hurting now.’
‘It’s hurting in the short term. It’s hurting now.’
Acoma Pueblo Gov. Brian Vallo discusses his community’s COVID-19 response.
Colonial Spain tried to erase them, but the Genízaro persevere
Colonial Spain tried to erase them, but the Genízaro persevere
A photographer captures the fortitude of the Genízaro Pueblo of Abiquiú community.
Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting
Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting
Can air bases come up with a less toxic foam and work with local communities affected by contamination?
Tucson times, and a farewell
Tucson times, and a farewell
HCN spends time in Arizona, and we mourn the loss of a longtime staffer.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
For the first time in roughly 100 years, the species returns to historic habitat.
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
The craft’s lack of limitation allows for powerful storytelling.
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Ranchers must now bring in immigrant sheepherders under permanent visas.
A long-running water-rights lawsuit over the Klamath River ends
A long-running water-rights lawsuit over the Klamath River ends
Court upholds upstream river rights of the Klamath, Yurok and Hoopa Valley tribes.
Many reasons to celebrate November
Many reasons to celebrate November
New employees join our staff and heritage months make the days extra special.
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Stakeholders disagree over whether raising the dam would offer benefits or detriments.
On the rock from the climber’s view
On the rock from the climber’s view
A new book is a ‘deeply beautiful survey of climbing.’
Fall brings professors, pedalers and presidential candidates
Fall brings professors, pedalers and presidential candidates
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet stops by our office, and we wish a fond farewell to a longtime staffer.
Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends
Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends
From Nazi Germany to Norway and El Paso, white nationalists use Indigenous imagery to justify racist violence.
Coming home to the West
Coming home to the West
Old friends swing by our offices, and we say a few sad goodbyes.
Lawsuit filed against noisy flights over Olympic National Park
Lawsuit filed against noisy flights over Olympic National Park
Washington’s Attorney General points out shortcomings of the Navy’s environmental review.
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
The U.S. has seen a rise in hate crimes, but data shows that bigotry is a constant in Indian Country.
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