Items by Tristan Ahtone

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.
Land-grant universities should acknowledge their debt to Indigenous people
Land-grant universities should acknowledge their debt to Indigenous people
Many of the nation’s universities were created with stolen wealth.
Land-grab universities
Land-grab universities
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Mythology is powerful, but so is journalism.
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
When it comes to the myths and images of the West, Fort Worth, Texas, has created a cottage industry.
Reexamine history in the service of justice
Reexamine history in the service of justice
Understanding our shared histories can help us think critically about accountability in the West.
Climate criminals
Climate criminals
In 2068, as the world’s last climate change deniers are brought to justice, those tasked with going after them face a final challenge: retirement.
The subversive nature of Indigenous art
The subversive nature of Indigenous art
These are the stories other non-Native outlets don’t dare to touch.
Characters on the margins: An interview with Sydney Freeland
Characters on the margins: An interview with Sydney Freeland
Navajo director Sydney Freeland shares the story behind a career spent celebrating the lives of outsiders and underdogs.
Question the myths that shape America
Question the myths that shape America
And remember that what your teachers told you is likely wrong.
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
A nation of laws cannot exist on stolen land.
Journalism is rooted in Indigenous communities
Journalism is rooted in Indigenous communities
From codices to calendars, storytelling has been part of Indigenous life since time immemorial.
Denver cop with tattoo resembling militia group logo killed tribal citizen in 2015
Denver cop with tattoo resembling militia group logo killed tribal citizen in 2015
Officer Michael Traudt says he is not a member of the Three Percenters.
Indigenous comics push back against hackneyed stereotypes
Indigenous comics push back against hackneyed stereotypes
The ‘noble savage’ in comics is dead. Long live the Dakwäkãda Warriors.
National Congress of American Indians roiled by claims of harassment and misconduct
National Congress of American Indians roiled by claims of harassment and misconduct
Indian Country’s most prominent advocacy group will meet this month amid massive staff departures and calls for investigations.
Native-owned financial institutions battle credit deserts
Native-owned financial institutions battle credit deserts
In rural areas without access to banking, tribal enterprises are helping fill gaps.
Journalism is less diverse than Hollywood — and Congress
Journalism is less diverse than Hollywood — and Congress
Stop enabling news organizations that shun inclusive coverage.
How to disrupt negative narratives in Indian Country
How to disrupt negative narratives in Indian Country
A study finds that Indigenous people face continued discrimination and invisibility.
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up.
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Got a solid idea from Indian Country? We want you to write for us.
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