Social Justice

At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
Chi’chil Biłdagoteel exemplifies the larger struggle tribes face over protecting off-reservation, culturally important lands.
‘We are not for sale’
‘We are not for sale’
The Environmental Justice for All Act could give communities more agency to stop mega warehouse projects.
(Not) one nation, under God
(Not) one nation, under God
To truly become a more equal society, look to our youth, the ‘nones.’
Bringing the fight against dams to COP26
Bringing the fight against dams to COP26
Indigenous activists and allies from Oregon to Chile are highlighting how dams harm the climate and Indigenous peoples worldwide.
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Youth activists in Seattle call out banks and insurance companies for fueling the climate crisis.
The ways Afro-Indigenous people are asked to navigate their communities
The ways Afro-Indigenous people are asked to navigate their communities
Two leading scholars discuss the complex relationship between Black and Native people.
Hmong Americans in Northern California fight wildfire — and distrust
Hmong Americans in Northern California fight wildfire — and distrust
Wary of local authorities, a community forms an ad-hoc firefighting force to defend its property.
Home after fire: A new housing model aims to give kids stability
Home after fire: A new housing model aims to give kids stability
Wildfires often hit low-income, minority families the hardest. Talent, Oregon, offers a home-grown solution to the displacement that follows.
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
Communities are turning to land trusts and real estate cooperatives as possible solutions.
Why investing in libraries is a climate justice issue
Why investing in libraries is a climate justice issue
For vulnerable communities, libraries are increasingly becoming a refuge in times of disaster.
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
A new report forecasts the loss in workdays and wages if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reined in.
A Q&A with New Mexico’s deputy director of The Wilderness Society
A Q&A with New Mexico’s deputy director of The Wilderness Society
Kay Bounkeua discusses growing up Lao-Chinese in the state, her connection to landscape and what’s next for the conservation movement.
The fight over a  5,000-year-old burial site in California
The fight over a 5,000-year-old burial site in California
How a state law to expedite affordable housing erased a tribe’s right to consultation.
The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe calls on Seattle to remove the Gorge Dam
The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe calls on Seattle to remove the Gorge Dam
The tribe is pushing to protect their way of life.
Interior looks into the legacy of Native boarding schools
Interior looks into the legacy of Native boarding schools
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative aims to shed light on the grim history of residential Indian boarding schools in the U.S.
Reclaiming LA
Reclaiming LA
Communities in Los Angeles are turning industrial sites into pockets of green.
The fight for racial justice in Montana, one year out
The fight for racial justice in Montana, one year out
From Havre to Bozeman, the push for equity persists.
The West’s Asian Americans arm up for self-defense
The West’s Asian Americans arm up for self-defense
Once denied their Second Amendment rights, Asian Americans are heading to gun shops in droves.
How activists fought Joe Arpaio’s immigration roundups
How activists fought Joe Arpaio’s immigration roundups
Latino-led opposition brought down the Maricopa County sheriff.
Haaland kicks off tenure focusing on climate and environmental injustice
Haaland kicks off tenure focusing on climate and environmental injustice
The new Interior secretary issued orders to create a Climate Task Force at the agency and to prioritize the social costs of greenhouse gases.
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
In Albuquerque’s South Valley, activists are happy for more green space but worry about gentrification.
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
After months of organizing, charges against Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective president and CEO, and all others arrested will be dropped.
Albuquerque’s racist history haunts its housing market
Albuquerque’s racist history haunts its housing market
Policymakers and activists fight to remove pro-segregation, anti-immigrant provisions from property deeds.
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