Native Americans

The Minnesota Workers Who Are Still Searching for Justice

The Minnesota Workers Who Are Still Searching for Justice 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.

Nov 30, 2022 / Feature / Cinnamon Janzer

Streams of water cascade down mossy rocks..

It’s Time to Give Indigenous Land Back 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.

Nov 18, 2022 / Eve Reyes-Aguirre and Betty Lyons

The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty

The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty 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.

Nov 9, 2022 / Feature / Rebecca Nagle

Indigenous Sovereignty Protest

This Supreme Court Case Threatens the Future of Tribal Lands 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.

Oct 5, 2022 / StudentNation / Jessica Lambert

Shell Alaska rig

Alaska’s Special Election Offers a Lesson for Democrats 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.

Sep 13, 2022 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Barry McCovey Jr. with two of his children on a beach.

In the Pacific Northwest, Salmon Declines Upend a Way of Life 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.

Aug 30, 2022 / Audrey Carleton and Briana Flin

Howard Zinn speaking

Howard Zinn at 100: Remembering “The People’s Historian” Howard Zinn at 100: Remembering “The People’s Historian”

Zinn made no pretense of neutrality. He believed that “in a world of conflict,” it was the historian’s job to advocate for the oppressed.

Aug 24, 2022 / Robert Cohen and Sonia Murrow

Paul Salomone, a fisheries management biologist

This Tiny Fish Holds Together Ecosystems and Cultures—It’s Also Under Threat 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.

Aug 29, 2022 / Feature / Brett Simpson

Streams of water cascade down mossy rocks..

Why We Accepted a Thousand Acres of Land Back From New York State Why We Accepted a Thousand Acres of Land Back From New York State

As Onondaga, we view this as only the first step toward a broader acknowledgement of our land rights.

Jul 6, 2022 / Sid Hill

Frank LaMere

The Injustices Endured by Native American Youths Continue to This Day The Injustices Endured by Native American Youths Continue to This Day

Countless Native American young people are being robbed of their chance to live safe and fulfilling lives.

Jun 1, 2022 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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