Interview

Geographer Diana Liverman explains how to tackle the climate crisis fairly
Geographer Diana Liverman explains how to tackle the climate crisis fairly
The first step? Don’t panic.
Honoring Montana’s first Black librarian
Honoring Montana’s first Black librarian
Carrying on the legacy of Alma Smith Jacobs requires representation and education.
Is it time to decolonize the housing market?
Is it time to decolonize the housing market?
In California, COVID-19 is exacerbating housing inequities. Indigenous activist Jackie Fielder believes she has a solution.
Why Utah’s wild mink COVID-19 case matters
Why Utah’s wild mink COVID-19 case matters
‘Vet-virologist’ Anna Fagre discusses the first positive case detected in the wild — and how ‘spillover’ could impact the West.
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.
From boxes of memorabilia, sifting out a life
From boxes of memorabilia, sifting out a life
In her debut memoir, Danielle Geller researches her elusive mother — and the meaning of family.
Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice
Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice
Former EPA program leader shares ideas for federal action in the Biden administration.
Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them
Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them
An environmental lawyer discusses the future of the country’s bedrock environmental law.
California’s history of anti-Blackness hides beneath its progressive reputation
California’s history of anti-Blackness hides beneath its progressive reputation
A new history of the state traces early civil rights battles spearheaded by Black activists.
Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico
Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico
Laura Paskus’s new book examines wildfire, drilling on the Navajo Nation and climate grief.
Tribal nations face continued voter suppression
Tribal nations face continued voter suppression
A new book explains barriers at the ballot box.
Ellen Kuwana’s quest to feed Seattle’s frontline workers
Ellen Kuwana’s quest to feed Seattle’s frontline workers
The founder of We Got This Seattle on what keeps her going, six months into the pandemic.
A little paper with clout
A little paper with clout
How High Country News evolved.
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.’
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
A new book looks at a ‘third way’ for Indian law.
The undeniable truths in literature
The undeniable truths in literature
Four Colorado writers discuss empathy, systems of oppression and ‘the moment.’
How racism adversely affects wildlife, too
How racism adversely affects wildlife, too
New research exposes how systemic racism physically alters ecosystems for the worse.
Finding Indigenous futurism through dance
Finding Indigenous futurism through dance
A Santa Fe-based contemporary dance company makes reciprocity and community-building part of its performances.
Dissent at a distance: How we captured the June cover image
Dissent at a distance: How we captured the June cover image
HCN’s photo editor discusses making the photo and the significance of photojournalism during protests.
What really is antifa?
What really is antifa?
Effie Baum, an ‘everyday anti-fascist,’ talks about President Trump’s threat to designate the movement as a terrorist organization, and corrects the record.
#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism
#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism
‘The whole purpose is to highlight and showcase Black birders, and anybody can do that.’
‘Being in the middle of a story is a really hard place’
‘Being in the middle of a story is a really hard place’
Rebecca Solnit on disasters, hope and the chance to reshape the future.
American violence in the time of coronavirus
American violence in the time of coronavirus
Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz puts armed ‘reopen’ protests in their historical context.
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