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Farmers turn to prisons to fill labor needs
Farmers turn to prisons to fill labor needs
With immigration numbers low, the agriculture industry looks to another form of disenfranchised workers.
Mining laws have long been used for recreation
Mining laws have long been used for recreation
In Idaho, a law meant to boost mining actually allows for its end as recreation transforms the West’s economy.
Survey finds few tribal governments allow press freedom
Survey finds few tribal governments allow press freedom
83% of respondents said stories about tribal government affairs often go unreported due to censorship.
Native superheroes should be drawn from real life
Native superheroes should be drawn from real life
Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?
La falsa historia sobre el caos en la frontera
La falsa historia sobre el caos en la frontera
Mientras que migrantes buscan asilo en los Estados Unidos, proliferan las malas políticas migratorias.
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
As asylum-seekers flee to the U.S., misguided immigration policies proliferate.
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate.
Deep journalism for the Twitter age
Deep journalism for the Twitter age
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The squandered funds raised around Standing Rock
The squandered funds raised around Standing Rock
What we learned about accountability from a nine-month investigation into #NoDAPL.
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.
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