Indigenous Rights

In a new book, Renya Ramirez chronicles the activist lives of her Ho-chunk and Ojibwe grandparents Henry and Elizabeth Cloud. Read more


Americans cannot separate our most pressing crises—the criminalization of migrants, the policing of communities of color, the escalation of climate change—from our nation’s original sin. Read more



Lorie Shaull

Climate, indigenous rights, and water security are all at stake in the ongoing fight against Enbridge’s tar sands pipeline. Read more

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Sean Sisk

The artists address mental health in their newest single, “I Need Angels.” Read more


Indigenous peoples fight schemes to buy and sell their land in the name of a climate change ‘solution.’ Read more


When I hear people like the Cherokee Nation’s Hoskins Jr. bashing Warren for her claim, it occurs to me that Trump’s racism has found a footing in tribal politics. Read more

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“There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up.” Read more

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Rowan Lynam

Sitting over a thousand feet below the surface of the desert, the Navajo aquifer supports the drinking water needs of most of the 7,000 Hopi who live on reservation. But the aquifer is harboring an invisible toxin. Read more

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Diné Equality

Prior to colonization, American Indians had their own values of tolerance and acceptance. Forgetting those values not only threatens our tradition, but our right to tribal sovereignty. Read more

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Heather Gies

For the thousands of indigenous and other women gathered in Chiapas, art is resistance. Read more


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Tribal sovereignty is precarious at best. Indians know that at any point the President, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court could do away with Indian-federal treaties, dismantle reservations, and open up tribal lands to the highest bidder. Read more



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Many Alaskan indigenous peoples depend on the Arctic Refuge. But there's a dangerous push to develop it. Read more


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Mary Annette Pember

Giving thanks to their ancestors for caring for the land, a Tlingit tribe questions the colonial roots of an American holiday. Read more



National Nurses United

"We don’t have to wait for a disaster, because healthcare is a disaster." Read more


The Cherokee were wrong to exclude their black brothers and sisters from membership. Read more


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Courtesy Greg Werkheiser

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people have lived in New Jersey since before statehood. Now, they are once again battling for tribal recognition. Read more



Keith Allison

Like Little Black Sambo, Frito the Bandito and other racial stereotypes, the days of the Redskins name and image are numbered. Read more


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Chip Thomas

For thirty years, Chip Thomas has worked as a doctor in the Painted Desert region. He's also an artist, committed to sharing the stories and concerns of the Navajo people he works with. Take a look. Read more