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Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate
Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate (August 22, 2019)

Among tribal communities, climate change is not theoretical, it is not conjecture.


Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis
Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis (August 12, 2019)

'By helping young farmers gain access to land, everyone can help play a role.'


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land (August 12, 2019)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate (July 25, 2019)

A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment (July 10, 2019)

The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.


Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate (July 1, 2019)

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


YES! Magazine: Youth hope for trial in climate change lawsuit
YES! Magazine: Youth hope for trial in climate change lawsuit (June 24, 2019)

Despite continued court delays, confidence remains high among the young people -- including Native youth -- suing the government for its support of fossil fuels.


The Conversation: Tsilhqot'in Nation addresses climate disasters
The Conversation: Tsilhqot'in Nation addresses climate disasters (June 18, 2019)

Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.


Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change
Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change (June 7, 2019)

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America (May 20, 2019)

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.


Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive
Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive (May 14, 2019)

Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.


The Conversation: Indigenous-led clean-energy projects could power reconciliation
The Conversation: Indigenous-led clean-energy projects could power reconciliation (May 9, 2019)

Addressing climate change in Indigenous contexts requires leadership from Indigenous peoples, communities, organizations and governments.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin
Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin (May 9, 2019)

Indigenous leaders call climate change an urgent threat that requires a global response. But that idea was trashed by the Trump administration.


Mark Trahant: United States refuses to stand with Indigenous peoples on climate
Mark Trahant: United States refuses to stand with Indigenous peoples on climate (May 8, 2019)

The Trump administration’s position on the Arctic raises so many questions about Indigenous governance (and knowledge).


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge incorporated into global climate assessment
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge incorporated into global climate assessment (May 7, 2019)

Extinction is the new normal, according to a new report that draws on Indigenous and local knowledge.


YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change
YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change (May 6, 2019)

A voyage around the world offered a new generation of Hawaiians lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill (May 6, 2019)

The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed
Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed (May 1, 2019)

Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?


Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation
Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation (April 29, 2019)

Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.


YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change
YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change (April 1, 2019)

Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America
Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America (March 18, 2019)

We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.


Native students are helping lead the climate change movement
Native students are helping lead the climate change movement (March 18, 2019)

The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant (March 4, 2019)

Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.


Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution
Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution (February 27, 2019)

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.


The Conversation: Colonization wiped out indigenous population of Americas
The Conversation: Colonization wiped out indigenous population of Americas (February 25, 2019)

European colonization had devastating consequences for indigenous populations.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America (February 19, 2019)

The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.


The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate
The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate (February 19, 2019)

It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.


Bill McKibben: Conservatives are really frightened by the #GreenNewDeal
Bill McKibben: Conservatives are really frightened by the #GreenNewDeal (February 18, 2019)

It’s very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal.


Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities
Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities (February 14, 2019)

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.


Rep. Deb Haaland chairs first hearing as leader of Congressional subcommittee
Rep. Deb Haaland chairs first hearing as leader of Congressional subcommittee (February 13, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is leading a climate change hearing as chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States set for first hearing
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States set for first hearing (February 11, 2019)

Tribal and Native leaders will discuss how climate change affects their communities at a hearing on Capitol Hill.


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland helps lead first #ActOnClimate hearing
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland helps lead first #ActOnClimate hearing (February 7, 2019)

In her new role as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) spoke from the heart at a hearing on climate change.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate (February 6, 2019)

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Green Democrats offer a bad deal for America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Green Democrats offer a bad deal for America (February 5, 2019)

Americans deserve better than to foot the bill for the Green New Deal’s reckless, expensive, and unattainable goals.


Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change
Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change (February 4, 2019)

Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.


Mark Trahant: Genocide turned out to be good business for Europeans
Mark Trahant: Genocide turned out to be good business for Europeans (February 4, 2019)

In less than a hundred years, the Indigenous population in the Americas was reduced by 90 percent.


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


The Conversation: Wet'suwet'en First Nation defends territory from pipeline
The Conversation: Wet'suwet'en First Nation defends territory from pipeline (December 13, 2018)

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, in northern British Columbia.


Mark Trahant: Climate change threatens Native communities
Mark Trahant: Climate change threatens Native communities (November 27, 2018)

A new climate report released by the Trump administration predicts significant -- and expensive -- impacts on the planet as a result of climate change.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest (September 28, 2018)

The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.


Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change
Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change (September 19, 2018)

Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.


Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change
Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.


Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change
Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.


Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.


YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country
YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country (February 5, 2018)

Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change (January 31, 2018)

The Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and eight Pacific Northwest tribes joined We Are Still In, a coalition of leaders confronting climate change in the face of federal inaction.


Supreme Court passes on climate change case that drew tribal interest
Supreme Court passes on climate change case that drew tribal interest (January 23, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a climate change dispute that drew intense interest among Alaska Natives.


Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.


Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era
Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)

On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.


Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight President Donald Trump.


Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse
Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse (November 6, 2017)

Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation
Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation (October 25, 2017)

Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.


Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)

A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.


Terri Hansen: Tribes were the first climate refugees and the first with resilience plans
Terri Hansen: Tribes were the first climate refugees and the first with resilience plans (September 5, 2017)

The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.