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Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
The writer showed us magic, mystery and where Manifest Destiny failed.
How can we protect silence?
How can we protect silence?
As more people push into once-remote areas, truly quiet spots are increasingly scarce.
Cherokee Nation adopted racism from Europeans. It’s time to reject it.
Cherokee Nation adopted racism from Europeans. It’s time to reject it.
As our tribe debates Cherokee history and identity, Cherokee citizens with white privilege carry the most responsibility to move our tribe forward.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s 1866 boundaries upheld by Supreme Court
Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s 1866 boundaries upheld by Supreme Court
‘Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word.’
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
A court ruling disallows sport hunting the bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
How the ‘only family’ argument is used against Indigenous families
How the ‘only family’ argument is used against Indigenous families
The phrasing was once deployed to keep Native families together under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Now, the narrative has been reversed.
Am I an invasive species?
Am I an invasive species?
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
El Oeste tiene un papel en la reinvención de los Estados Unidos
El Oeste tiene un papel en la reinvención de los Estados Unidos
Nuestra noción del ‘excepcionalismo Americano’ ha colapsado. ¿Qué lo reemplazará?
Reimagining nature poetry
Reimagining nature poetry
Benjamin Garcia’s ‘Thrown in the Throat’ uses plants and landscapes to think past oppressive structures.
Activists push for Black land ownership in Seattle
Activists push for Black land ownership in Seattle
Protests over racial equity prompt investments in the city’s Black community.
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
This is bad news for bats and humans.
Native Americans are regularly undercounted in the census. COVID-19 will make it worse.
Native Americans are regularly undercounted in the census. COVID-19 will make it worse.
‘If you want to have a worst-case scenario on doing a census count in any state in Indian Country, it’s now.’
The West protests
The West protests
‘Dominator culture’ and the injustices of climate change, COVID-19 and racism.
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt
‘What choice do we have?’
Grateful in turbulent times
Grateful in turbulent times
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