Perspective

Native Lit is more than a marketing term
Native Lit is more than a marketing term
Its use is just another fence, and we’re busting them down.
Across the West, news deserts spread
Across the West, news deserts spread
But civic engagement is taking other forms.
The complexities of teaching Indigenous history
The complexities of teaching Indigenous history
In Ogden, Utah, familiar questions of shared responsibility and shared histories surfaced —all at a three-day symposium on the railroad and Indian Country.
Reckoning with History: The parks have been fixed before
Reckoning with History: The parks have been fixed before
How the government tackled the post-war threats of national park ‘disfigurement’ and ‘destruction.’
Want better coverage? Hire diverse journalists.
Want better coverage? Hire diverse journalists.
National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.
Mientras Washington retrocede, California se adelanta
Mientras Washington retrocede, California se adelanta
Una nueva oficina estatal por la justicia ambiental nace en California.
Why marriage equality is a matter of tribal sovereignty
Why marriage equality is a matter of tribal sovereignty
More tribal nations are returning to traditional views that accept and honor LGBTQ members.
California steps up for environmental justice
California steps up for environmental justice
In the absence of federal leadership, a new state office for communities affected by pollution takes shape.
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Why we’re investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry
At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry
Newly released documents show that locals had little voice in monument decisions.
Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes
Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes
The law is essential to strengthening future Native American generations.
Mano dura, al estilo americano
Mano dura, al estilo americano
Sobre cómo vemos y tratamos a los migrantes centroamericanos.
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
The gang’s brutality is undeniable. But the president’s rhetoric erodes American ideals.
The danger of local hands on public lands
The danger of local hands on public lands
When it comes to monuments, Utah lawmakers have conflicts of interest.
Reckoning with History: The Antiquities Act quandary
Reckoning with History: The Antiquities Act quandary
The law has created constant tension between the executive and legislative branches.
Cliven Bundy’s victory lap
Cliven Bundy’s victory lap
In Montana, Bundy and his followers celebrate a sound defeat of federal prosecutors.
California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills
California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills
A massive 1960s spill has Californians on edge about Trump’s push for oil extraction.
Un ‘Dreamer’ sueña con postularse a la política
Un ‘Dreamer’ sueña con postularse a la política
Reflexiones a más de un año después de la elección de Trump.
Los desastres naturales y nuestro futuro colectivo
Los desastres naturales y nuestro futuro colectivo
La intersección entre las clases sociales y el cambio climático en el Sur de California.
The big public land sell-out
The big public land sell-out
Even without wholesale land transfers, public lands are already being conveyed to industry.
The class disparity in Montecito’s disaster recovery
The class disparity in Montecito’s disaster recovery
Southern California sits at the intersection of wealth, poverty and climate change.
Alaska is open for drilling
Alaska is open for drilling
The GOP tax bill opens the Arctic to energy development, setting the stage for divisive battles to come.
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