Race & Racism

Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why don’t anti-Indian groups count as hate groups?
Why don’t anti-Indian groups count as hate groups?
The current understanding of ‘hate groups’ excludes those who undermine tribal rights and sovereignty.
Activists want to remove Seattle’s iconic totem poles
Activists want to remove Seattle’s iconic totem poles
Opponents say the art fixtures misrepresent the local Native community.
The Forest Service faces a century-old call for equality
The Forest Service faces a century-old call for equality
As early as 1924, women were asking the agency for equal treatment.
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
As the agency navigates turbulent times, its leadership changes hands.
Black women rewrite weed’s legacy in Los Angeles
Black women rewrite weed’s legacy in Los Angeles
Entrepreneurs find opportunity and community in what was once illegal.
Why Compton said no to legal marijuana sales
Why Compton said no to legal marijuana sales
The California city tries to move on from a painful history scarred by illegal drugs.
By the numbers: harassment in the Interior Department
By the numbers: harassment in the Interior Department
Findings from the department’s survey.
Want better coverage? Hire diverse journalists.
Want better coverage? Hire diverse journalists.
National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.
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.
Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs
One of the oldest agencies in the Department of Interior appears to have some of its worst harassment problems.
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.
Who can adopt a Native child?
Who can adopt a Native child?
The Indian Child Welfare Act has helped repair the damage of the boarding-school era – but not everyone wants it in place.
Elizabeth Warren’s empty platitude over Native ancestry
Elizabeth Warren’s empty platitude over Native ancestry
The senator’s claims complicate her political relationship with tribes.
The killing of Colten Boushie
The killing of Colten Boushie
Why the shooting of a Canadian Cree man has so many people angry.
A Dreamer dreams of running for office
A Dreamer dreams of running for office
Over a year into the Trump presidency, reflections from a young immigrant.
When the victors re-write history
When the victors re-write history
A holistic understanding of Southwestern peoples brings the Genízaros to light.
The demise of Chief Wahoo
The demise of Chief Wahoo
Cleveland’s logo phase-out is a small win in the fight against racist mascots.
The hidden health inequalities that Indigenous peoples face
The hidden health inequalities that Indigenous peoples face
Disparities are shaped by social inequality, historical trauma and discrimination.
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
In southern New Mexico, a dream of a bi-national community, not a concrete wall.
A name is not harmless
A name is not harmless
Racist mascots matter, and it’s time we made that more clear.
A monumental blow to tribes
A monumental blow to tribes
Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears reopens wounds that Obama sought to heal.
The myths of Pocahontas, dispelled
The myths of Pocahontas, dispelled
As Native voices gain prominence, the president undermines representation.
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