Politics

The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt
The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt
The state of Alaska sues the Federal Subsistence Board for approving an emergency hunt for the Organized Village of Kake, despite the tribal community’s dire food shortage.
Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe’s COVID-19 checkpoints are at stake.
An inaccurate census has major implications for Indian Country
An inaccurate census has major implications for Indian Country
Indigenous people are frequently undercounted, undermining political power and representation.
When ‘usual  residence’  is a prison
When ‘usual residence’ is a prison
Census method of counting prisoners distorts demographics.
Young and politically empowered in Arizona
Young and politically empowered in Arizona
Latino canvassers push to get out the vote.
Will Portland’s summer of unrest reshape city politics?
Will Portland’s summer of unrest reshape city politics?
November’s election will test how protests shift political power.
Killing the Vegas Pipeline
Killing the Vegas Pipeline
Nevada’s attitude toward water is changing.
Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may not be drilled
Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may not be drilled
The economic, legal and political obstacles to petroleum extraction on Alaska’s North Slope.
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
A new book looks at a ‘third way’ for Indian law.
Federal boots on city streets
Federal boots on city streets
With Congress gridlocked and courts restrained, public opinion confronts authoritarian tactics.
Is ‘dismal’ the best education New Mexicans can expect?
Is ‘dismal’ the best education New Mexicans can expect?
Families fight for multicultural, bilingual and educational equity in the face of governmental evasion.
Contested water settlements inflamed the Navajo Nation’s health crisis
Contested water settlements inflamed the Navajo Nation’s health crisis
Colonial laws and federal neglect created a worse-case scenario during a global pandemic.
Trump’s new NEPA is faster and narrower
Trump’s new NEPA is faster and narrower
Land agencies have less time — and get less public scrutiny — to issue environmental assessments.
Frustrated by delays, states are finding their own COVID-19 testing solutions
Frustrated by delays, states are finding their own COVID-19 testing solutions
Montana struck a deal with a state university to get test results more quickly.
Borderlands groups: Deny Pendley’s nomination to head Bureau of Land Management
Borderlands groups: Deny Pendley’s nomination to head Bureau of Land Management
‘Pendley should not only be voted down by the U.S. Senate, he should be shown out the door of the BLM as soon as possible.’
Grupos fronterizos piden que se rechace la nominación de Pendley como director de la Oficina de Administración de Tierras
Grupos fronterizos piden que se rechace la nominación de Pendley como director de la Oficina de Administración de Tierras
‘No sólo deberían quitarle los votos a Pendley en el Senado, deberían sacarlo del BLM lo antes posible’
How the Supreme Court upended a century of federal Indian law
How the Supreme Court upended a century of federal Indian law
Half of Oklahoma is set to become tribal reservations, but what does that mean for crimes committed on those lands?
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
How California election officials are fighting disinformation
How California election officials are fighting disinformation
Authorities expect widespread false information campaigns ahead of the November election.
Patriot militia groups mobilize during a deadly pandemic and massive protests
Patriot militia groups mobilize during a deadly pandemic and massive protests
‘That has a real chilling effect on democratic practice.’
Canada’s Oka Crisis marked a change in how police use force
Canada’s Oka Crisis marked a change in how police use force
Decades later, the standoff between Mohawk activists and police shows a stark comparison in militarization.
Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment
Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment
New National Environmental Policy Act rules limit public input and allow federal agencies to ignore climate impacts of infrastructure projects.
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA program, but immigrant rights still have a long way to go.
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