Indigenous Affairs

Honoring Blackfeet author James Welch: A Q&A with Lois Welch
Honoring Blackfeet author James Welch: A Q&A with Lois Welch
The former director of the University of Montana’s creative writing program reflects on life with her late husband and the upcoming James Welch Native Lit Festival.
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
Chi’chil Biłdagoteel exemplifies the larger struggle tribes face over protecting off-reservation, culturally important lands.
What Indigenous leaders think about co-managing Bears Ears with the feds
What Indigenous leaders think about co-managing Bears Ears with the feds
Native advocates share their hopes and relief after decades of fighting for their ancestral lands.
The Supreme Court’s attack on tribal sovereignty, explained
The Supreme Court’s attack on tribal sovereignty, explained
Four federal Indian law experts digest the Supreme Court’s ‘shocking‘ decision to grant state governments the power to prosecute crimes in Indian Country.
Environmental justice is only the beginning
Environmental justice is only the beginning
If the U.S. ever hopes to be in right relationship with the lands and waters it has seized, it must first restore its relationship with Indigenous peoples.
How a salmon farm disaster changed Northwest aquaculture forever
How a salmon farm disaster changed Northwest aquaculture forever
Thousands of salmon escaped into the Puget Sound. Then the controversy began.
Who does the state of Wyoming consider a poacher?
Who does the state of Wyoming consider a poacher?
Three years ago, the Supreme Court upheld the Crow Tribe’s off-reservation hunting rights. But treaty hunters in Wyoming still risk prosecution, even as non-Natives poach wildlife on tribal land with impunity.
Why can’t the public access the West’s biggest waterfall?
Why can’t the public access the West’s biggest waterfall?
Willamette Falls used to be a public place of laughter and sharing. It could be again, if painful politics don’t eclipse revitalization efforts.
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
As the Cherokee Nation’s first female chief’s image is minted onto a coin, her full humanity should be examined.
New study finds DDT in California condors
New study finds DDT in California condors
Chemicals dumped in the 1970s are still seeping into the food chain. But the Yurok Tribe is confident their birds will be OK.
The Yurok Tribe is bringing condors home to Northern California skies
The Yurok Tribe is bringing condors home to Northern California skies
Hunters, dairy farmers, utility operators, loggers, government agents and conservationists have all supported the tribe in helping North America’s largest land-based birds.
Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination
Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination
After decades of back-and-forth with federal authorities, the matrilineal descendants of Chief Seattle want federal recognition, once and for all.
The Navajo Nation’s first economist takes a fresh view on development
The Navajo Nation’s first economist takes a fresh view on development
Alisha Murphy discusses her vision of a robust tribal economy and the importance of community input.
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium.
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.
How place names impact the way we see landscape
How place names impact the way we see landscape
Western landscapes and their names are stratified with personal memories, ancestral teachings, mythic events and colonial disturbances.
Indigenous women say ‘no’ to extraction for sustainable future
Indigenous women say ‘no’ to extraction for sustainable future
Women from the frontlines of extraction projects, and the boardrooms that fund them, came together to call for the end of extraction to ensure a sustainable future.
Following 14,000-gallon fuel spill, Pacific representatives call for U.N. investigation
Following 14,000-gallon fuel spill, Pacific representatives call for U.N. investigation
Indigenous youth caucus calls for demilitarization of Hawai‘i.
‘This is what reconciliation work can look like’
‘This is what reconciliation work can look like’
A researcher explains why she’s using settler-colonial methods to interrogate settler-colonialism in national parks.
 Free, prior and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights. Why isn’t it followed?
Free, prior and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights. Why isn’t it followed?
Indigenous leaders at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples push for stronger support of the consultation process.
National parks center colonizer histories through place names
National parks center colonizer histories through place names
A recent study analyzes the impacts of appropriated and derogatory place names in the nation’s national parks.
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.
On ‘Yellowstone,’ and the white desire to control the narrative
On ‘Yellowstone,’ and the white desire to control the narrative
We don’t share land here.
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