Tribes

An end of the line for the kings of the Yukon?
An end of the line for the kings of the Yukon?
A writer visits Alaska and finds a fishing culture in slow collapse, fading with its most important resource.
Latest: Tribes gain more leverage over Western water
Latest: Tribes gain more leverage over Western water
A recent ruling could settle the unresolved groundwater rights of nearly 240 tribes.
Navajo voters will pick presidential candidates from among 18 hopefuls
Navajo voters will pick presidential candidates from among 18 hopefuls
This year’s election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
New law empowers tribal justice systems
Obama signs the Tribal Law and Order Act
How the West was really won
Paul VanDevelder digs into the rotten core of the American experience in his new book, Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory.
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Critics say the Supreme Court continues to give justification to gut treaties and rob tribes of their land.
Cultural blight
Cultural blight
The traditional lifestyles of several Northern California tribes are threatened by a pathogen that is killing off oak trees.
Going it alone
Threatened by climate change, Alaskan native villages receive little help from the federal government.
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
Security vs. sovereignty
Security vs. sovereignty
American Indians who use tribal I.D. cards face harassment when they try to cross the border between the U.S. and Canada.
A midnight lease on the mesa
An appeal filed today challenges a hasty permit revision for Arizona's Black Mesa Complex.
Blood Quantum
Blood Quantum
The system that determines membership in most American Indian tribes could threaten the survival of those tribes.
Cheewa James: Chronicler of the ‘Tribe That Wouldn’t Die’
Cheewa James digs into the little-known history of her own people: the Modoc Indians of southern Oregon’s Klamath Valley.
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On Cancer’s Trail
The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer, and the young Navajo biologist wants to know whether the uranium on the reservation might have something to do with it.
Sovereign immunity on trial
Recent court decision puts tribal governments at risk
The Longest Walk 2
Native trek for the Earth passes through Colorado
Tribe takes on toxic waste
The Navajo Nation creates its own version of Superfund
President Bush would jettison Indian health for ideology
Jennifer Perez Cole and Steve Woodruff criticize President Bush for holding
Problems in Paradise
The brutal murder of a Japanese tourist shines an unwelcome spotlight on the social problems plaguing Arizona’s beautiful but troubled Havasupai Reservation
Tribe close to sharing federal bison refuge
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will begin sharing management of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Bison Range Complex in Montana
The New Water Czars
In Arizona, a historic water deal could give the tiny, impoverished Gila River Indian Community a path back to its farming roots – and turn it into one of the West’s next big power brokers
Tribes fight to clear the roads for salmon
Twenty tribes file suit against the state of Washington, saying that the state violates treaty rights by not repairing the thousands of culverts that prevent endangered salmon from returning to their spawning grounds.
How do you define sacred?
A Comanche writer points out that Native Americans rarely agree on anything, including sacred places and spirituality, but believes that the discussion is good for us and that common sense can lead to mutual respect.
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