COVID19

The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the U.N.
The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the U.N.
At the close of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, leaders urge greater protections for human rights.
A terrible lighthouse, swift treasure hunters, and a paranormal ghost town
A terrible lighthouse, swift treasure hunters, and a paranormal ghost town
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Indigenous leaders convene at U.N. to push for human rights protections
Indigenous leaders convene at U.N. to push for human rights protections
The international forum provides a rare opportunity for communities from across the globe to meet. Here’s what’s on the table.
The High Country News time capsule
The High Country News time capsule
What’s left behind when the pandemic forces an office closure?
How the economy of Indian Country impacts local communities
How the economy of Indian Country impacts local communities
A ‘stealth’ economy for tribes often hides billions of dollars in jobs, growth and revenue.
When lockdown happened, historians took to the internet
When lockdown happened, historians took to the internet
The COVID-19 Digital Archive documents life during a global pandemic.
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Two recent books look at the parallels between human, ecological and societal illness.
The first answer for food insecurity: data sovereignty
The first answer for food insecurity: data sovereignty
A new report shows tribal communities have adapted to meet the needs of their people in ways that state and federal governments can’t.
Montana mice may hold the secret to how viruses spread
Montana mice may hold the secret to how viruses spread
Researchers are studying how climate change and biodiversity affect viruses’ jump from animals to people.
A just transition for farmworkers
A just transition for farmworkers
As agricultural laborers continue to bear the brunt of climate change, activists in Washington chart a new path for climate justice.
Western workers fight for better conditions
Western workers fight for better conditions
Ski patrollers, grocery clerks and teachers organize for fair wages and support for their jobs.
Meet the influencer of the California condor world
Meet the influencer of the California condor world
During the pandemic, a chick named Iniko became an ambassador for conservation from her redwood nest.
Indigenous women tackle college during a pandemic
Indigenous women tackle college during a pandemic
How three Native American students took on the challenges of their first year away from home.
When public health becomes the public enemy
When public health becomes the public enemy
Far-right extremists are robbing the West of the officials who protect community health.
‘All I want to do is help people get over this pandemic’
‘All I want to do is help people get over this pandemic’
Tsun Sheng Neil Ku, a doctor in Billings, Montana, shares his experience battling both the virus and online misinformation.
In spite of bans, evictions in New Mexico continued during the pandemic
In spite of bans, evictions in New Mexico continued during the pandemic
Landlords and property managers filed more than 11,000 eviction notices since April 2020.
California tribal colleges offer ‘sense of belonging’ for Native students
California tribal colleges offer ‘sense of belonging’ for Native students
While the schools boost retention and graduation rates, they face funding and accreditation hurdles.
Crowds swarm the public lands
Crowds swarm the public lands
Land managers and gateway communities struggle to keep up.
A broken system: The number of Indigenous people who died from coronavirus may never be known
A broken system: The number of Indigenous people who died from coronavirus may never be known
From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, the true impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Natives is impossible to calculate.
Solving the West’s housing crisis
Solving the West’s housing crisis
We need to care for the priced-out average worker or something is bound to break.
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Gun-related violence soars along with sales.
Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths?
Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths?
California’s decades-old ‘tough on crime’ laws still fill prisons, creating disease danger zones.
What is the pandemic’s lasting impact on first responders?
What is the pandemic’s lasting impact on first responders?
In Los Angeles County, as COVID-19 surged, EMTs faced the unimaginable, forcing them to take unimaginable measures.
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