More: climate change

Native Sun News Today: Native women star in film
Native Sun News Today: Native women star in film (June 29, 2020)

'The climate crisis is not paused while we battle Covid-19; we must support and learn from those at the front line of the struggle for climate justice,' Esperanza Project founder Tracy Barnett says ahead of an online premiere of a new film.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian world is uncomfortable
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian world is uncomfortable (June 19, 2020)

Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous artists turn to technology to tell their stories
YES! Magazine: Indigenous artists turn to technology to tell their stories (June 16, 2020)

Indigenous artists across the Americas are engaging technology and other works to draw attention to their culture and the environmental challenges confronting their communities.


Court vacates 287 oil and gas leases in Montana over BLM failure to assess for groundwater and climate impacts
Court vacates 287 oil and gas leases in Montana over BLM failure to assess for groundwater and climate impacts (May 4, 2020)

A federal judge vacated 287 oil and gas leases in Montana, ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not properly assess the leases’ threat to groundwater and impacts on climate change.


YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation
YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 2, 2020)

Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.


YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement
YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement (February 19, 2020)

Young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color at the center of environmental justice movements are often overlooked.


Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations
Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations (February 14, 2020)

I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.


House panel OKs bill to undo Trump changes to Endangered Species Act
House panel OKs bill to undo Trump changes to Endangered Species Act (January 30, 2020)

A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would reverse Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.


Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis (January 29, 2020)

How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?


Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future'
Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future' (January 28, 2020)

Lyla June Johnston, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, went on a hunger strike for her campaign in New Mexico.


The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands
The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands (January 27, 2020)

A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.


Native people did not use fire to shape New England's landscape
Native people did not use fire to shape New England's landscape (January 21, 2020)

According to scientists, Native peoples in New England cleared forests and used fire to improve habitat for the plants and animals they relied upon. It turns out that may be wrong.


YES! Magazine: Welcome to the newest national park in New Mexico
YES! Magazine: Welcome to the newest national park in New Mexico (January 21, 2020)

Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.


Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March
Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March (January 20, 2020)

Thousands flocked to the nation's capital, marched around the White House under a gray sky and a mix of rain and snow, demanding everything from reproductive rights to President Donald Trump’s ouster from office.


YES! Magazine: Aboriginal knowledge can help with fire management
YES! Magazine: Aboriginal knowledge can help with fire management (January 14, 2020)

Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.


YES! Magazine: Alaska's glaciers show signs of climate change
YES! Magazine: Alaska's glaciers show signs of climate change (December 10, 2019)

New studies put hard numbers to Alaska's glacial retreat, now plainly visible to tourists.


Climate policy should reflect the resilience of northern Indigenous communities
Climate policy should reflect the resilience of northern Indigenous communities (November 25, 2019)

Indigenous knowledge is an essential asset for communities to adapt to climate change, by knowing the land, using the local natural resources, sharing capital, and taking a community approach to local issues.


Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change (November 18, 2019)

Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.


What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies
What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies (November 12, 2019)

Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.


Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast
Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast (November 11, 2019)

These places literally embody human lives, and are the only records we have of prehistoric indigenous peoples of the New World.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands
The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands (November 4, 2019)

The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.


The Revelator: Alaska is getting warmer. It's also melting. That's bad for everyone.
The Revelator: Alaska is getting warmer. It's also melting. That's bad for everyone. (October 31, 2019)

As remote Alaska warms and melts, it kicks off changes that will affect global systems and worsen climate change.


Ever present dangers: Nuclear war and climate change
Ever present dangers: Nuclear war and climate change (October 30, 2019)

As a people we need to wake up and do a fresh threat assessment.


'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.'
'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.' (October 29, 2019)

The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.


'We have to do things in a different way'
'We have to do things in a different way' (October 15, 2019)

Indigenous knowledge and governance is essential because it's where more than a third of the earth and over 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity are located.


YES! Magazine: How we can make a difference for climate change
YES! Magazine: How we can make a difference for climate change (September 30, 2019)

When it comes to climate change, one expert says: 'Every single person can make a huge difference, and when we come together to work, anything is possible.'


Lakota Wakinyapi (Prophecies) must be heeded
Lakota Wakinyapi (Prophecies) must be heeded (September 27, 2019)

Our elders have been telling us to find our original teachings and to live by them.


VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony
VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony (September 26, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2019)

A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.


'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka'
'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka' (September 23, 2019)

Our ceremonies have told us to prepare for hard times. We are in those times.


Fires in Amazon shed light on long-standing issues facing Indigenous peoples
Fires in Amazon shed light on long-standing issues facing Indigenous peoples (September 5, 2019)

The fires that spread swiftly across the Amazon in recent weeks drew international attention to a problem Indigenous Brazilians have been facing for years.


Karuk Tribe turns to traditional knowledge to protect homelands
Karuk Tribe turns to traditional knowledge to protect homelands (August 29, 2019)

Returning prescribed fire to California forests is the focus of a new climate-adaptation plan from the Karuk Tribe, but the federal government will need to play big role.


Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada
Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada (August 28, 2019)

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump tried to buy an Indigenous island
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump tried to buy an Indigenous island (August 26, 2019)

Living under another another colonial regime is probably not in the cards for the Inuit people of Greenland.


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.