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February 28, 2023
Why More Alaskans Aren’t Fighting a Huge Potential Oil Project on the North Slope
Alaska residents are living in an impossible situation: The state depends on oil to sustain itself—and that economy is simultaneously wreaking permanent damage on both the Arctic and the rest of the planet.
December 19, 2022
A Gift Guide for the Whole Planet
With accelerating climate change, threats against abortion rights, and need everywhere, you can make a difference by giving.
November 30, 2022
The Minnesota Workers Who Are Still Searching for Justice
A crew of mostly Indigenous workers faced inhumane conditions at a burial recovery site in northern Minnesota. They refuse to give up fighting for justice.
November 29, 2022
This Supreme Court Case Is a Case Study in Conservative Hypocrisy
Just weeks after railing against race-conscious college admissions, the justices entertained a bogus race-based argument aimed at undermining Native sovereignty.
November 18, 2022
It’s Time to Give Indigenous Land Back
The growing threats posed by climate change and corporate greed have focused attention on Indigenous peoples’ stewardship of their land.
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November 9, 2022
The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty
Baby O’s case is at the center of a lawsuit to bring down the Indian Child Welfare Act. But far from proving ICWA should be overturned, it shows why the law is necessary.
October 5, 2022
This Supreme Court Case Threatens the Future of Tribal Lands
Haaland v. Brackeen
challenges the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, putting the sovereignty of Indian Nations at risk.
September 13, 2022
Alaska’s Special Election Offers a Lesson for Democrats
The race can be a road map for campaigns in areas the party has all but written off.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 30, 2022
In the Pacific Northwest, Salmon Declines Upend a Way of Life
Chinook salmon numbers in the Klamath River have fallen by more than 90 percent over the last century.
August 29, 2022
This Tiny Fish Holds Together Ecosystems and Cultures—It’s Also Under Threat
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is fighting to protect the Pacific herring, challenging the idea of what it means to manage a fishery sustainably.