Tribes

When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
A nation of laws cannot exist on stolen land.
Supreme Court takes on a case of treaty rights vs. state taxation
Supreme Court takes on a case of treaty rights vs. state taxation
The Yakama Nation and Washington state square off over a right to travel without burden.
Environmental victories don’t guarantee economic justice
Environmental victories don’t guarantee economic justice
Without a just transition, the Navajo Generating Station closure will have harmful consequences.
A football team on the edge of the world
A football team on the edge of the world
The Barrow High School Whalers in Alaska are nearly 500 miles away from the nearest opponent.
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
Under Trump, the natural gas pipeline gets a third chance.
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.
Where #MeToo meets #MMIW
Where #MeToo meets #MMIW
The national conversation should include murdered and missing Indigenous women.
When Atlantic salmon escape in the Pacific, who cleans up?
When Atlantic salmon escape in the Pacific, who cleans up?
Coastal tribes will be dealing with this summer’s Atlantic salmon spill for years.
The Cherokee Nation vs. Big Pharma
The Cherokee Nation vs. Big Pharma
A major lawsuit over opioid addiction won’t be adjudicated in Cherokee Nation courts.
We have better options than killing bison
We have better options than killing bison
Annual culls, loss of genetic diversity and climate change set the odds against American bison.
A rancher’s claim to tribal land
A rancher’s claim to tribal land
Cliven Bundy refuses to pay grazing fees on federal land taken at great cost to the Southern Paiutes.
Alaska is open for drilling
Alaska is open for drilling
The GOP tax bill opens the Arctic to energy development, setting the stage for divisive battles to come.
A name is not harmless
A name is not harmless
Racist mascots matter, and it’s time we made that more clear.
Native voices aren’t being heard on Bears Ears
Native voices aren’t being heard on Bears Ears
Members of the Navajo Nation are not ‘conquered subjects.’
Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments
Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments
Reductions in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante exclude thousands of significant objects.
Trump’s message for tribes: Let them eat yellowcake
Trump’s message for tribes: Let them eat yellowcake
The president’s Bears Ears decision has toxic implications.
What fire researchers learned from California’s blazes
What fire researchers learned from California’s blazes
In California, land managers use fire as a tool.
Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands
Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands
Researchers look to the past to better fight fire.
What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
Neil Gorsuch’s background in Indian law and Western issues could be useful to tribal litigants.
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
An artist of Kiowa and Caddo descent blends traditional and modern styles.
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Cutbacks to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears spark protests and lawsuits.
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
The drastically reduced boundaries don’t line up with what the public wants.
West Obsessed: How to cover tribal affairs
West Obsessed: How to cover tribal affairs
Editor Graham Brewer discusses how best to write about Indian Country.
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