Tribes

Still wild: A mining project divides a community
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
In Haines, Alaska, concern for a fragile ecosystem confronts the prospect of well-paying jobs.
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
‘They took my sealskin cap, Mom.’
Will history repeat in a dry Klamath Basin this summer?
Will history repeat in a dry Klamath Basin this summer?
This year’s drought is worse than in 2001, when political and environmental tensions exploded into the national spotlight.
Why I changed my mind about Bears Ears
Why I changed my mind about Bears Ears
The benefits of a national monument in San Juan County outweigh the costs.
A hallucinogenic toad in peril
A hallucinogenic toad in peril
How a Sonoran Desert species got caught up in the commodification of spiritual awakening.
Bringing wild bison and an endangered ecosystem back
Bringing wild bison and an endangered ecosystem back
A cross-border effort aims to return herds to the Great Plains and restore biodiversity and the land.
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
Ongoing fish kill on the Klamath River is an ‘absolute worst-case scenario’
Ongoing fish kill on the Klamath River is an ‘absolute worst-case scenario’
Unprecedented drought in the Klamath Basin leaves communities wondering how they will make it through the summer.
Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime
Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime
Indigenous archaeologists say more protective measures and education are needed to prevent future vandalism.
Klamath Tribes want beavers back in the Beaver State
Klamath Tribes want beavers back in the Beaver State
Reintroducing the species creates important habitat for First Foods. But state laws don’t work in the animal’s favor.
The Gila River Indian Community innovates for a drought-ridden future
The Gila River Indian Community innovates for a drought-ridden future
Through partnerships and exchanges, the community is ensuring that its members have long-term access to their own resources while helping solve broader water supply problems.
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
In ‘Red Nation Rising,’ violence in the communities abutting reservations illuminates colonialism’s continued presence.
A path to getting Native lands back
A path to getting Native lands back
Mary Big Bull-Lewis is taking a creative approach to returning ownership of the land and its stories to Native people.
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes worked with federal agencies to complete a first of its kind plan to address the crisis.
On the Klamath River, agricultural interests are pitted against the needs of tribes and endangered species
On the Klamath River, agricultural interests are pitted against the needs of tribes and endangered species
Due to severe drought, irrigation allotments were decreased to lowest amounts in history.
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights
The Arrow Lakes Band is one of many Indigenous communities bisected and disrupted by a border about which they were never consulted.
So you want to acknowledge the land?
So you want to acknowledge the land?
Some notes on a trend, and what real justice could look like.
Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis
Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis
‘Tribes are on the front line of fixing things, using our resources, setting good public policy [and using] good science.’
The ‘slow-motion genocide’ of the Chinook Indian Nation
The ‘slow-motion genocide’ of the Chinook Indian Nation
Federal recognition provides tribes with critical healthcare and education. What happens to the tribal nations that the U.S. refuses to recognize?
New Tom Hanks Western minimizes Indigeneity
New Tom Hanks Western minimizes Indigeneity
‘News of the World’ reconsiders the captivity narrative but only through a white gaze.
Across generations, Dakota women grow resilience
Across generations, Dakota women grow resilience
Diane Wilson’s new novel explores the relationship between seeds and humans, and how our survival and abundance are intertwined.
Idaho state lands could end up in private hands
Idaho state lands could end up in private hands
How a developer’s proposed large land swap ignited a fight in small but growing McCall.
What tribal sovereignty means for Freedmen citizenship
What tribal sovereignty means for Freedmen citizenship
Is Congress coercing the Choctaw Nation into doing away with discriminatory policies?
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