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The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream'
Opinion
The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)
On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada's indigenous water crisis
Canada | Environment
The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada's indigenous water crisis (September 22, 2017)
Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)
It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

The Conversation: Lessons in indigenous consultation from Canada's highest court
Canada | Law
The Conversation: Lessons in indigenous consultation from Canada's highest court (August 23, 2017)
The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decisions contain key lessons to ensure that Indigenous rights are recognized and respected in the future.

Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation
Canada | Environment | Law
Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation (August 17, 2017)
After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

Rosalyn LaPier: Climate change poses challenges for tribal communities
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Climate change poses challenges for tribal communities (July 7, 2017)
Indigenous communities can be resilient and adapt their internal religious beliefs to outside challenges, as Native American tribes from the turn of the 20th century have proven.

Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada (June 29, 2017)
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.

Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities
Education | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (April 21, 2017)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.

Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples (March 23, 2017)
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.

Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson
Opinion | Politics
Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson (March 2, 2017)
At President Donald Trump’s request, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office.

Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National
Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline (February 16, 2017)
Unlike the voices of thousands who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protest, the next chapter will be argued by a few lawyers in the pin drop silence of a federal courtroom.

Chip Colwell: Oil pipelines take economic toll on our cultural heritage
Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: Oil pipelines take economic toll on our cultural heritage (February 2, 2017)
A more accurate reckoning of the economic benefits of pipelines needs to consider the negative impact of pipelines on other parts of our economy.

Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma
Health | Opinion
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (January 25, 2017)
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.

Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Dakota Access Pipeline fight continues
Environment | Law | Opinion
Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Dakota Access Pipeline fight continues (January 6, 2017)
In December, protesters in Standing Rock, North Dakota scored a big victory against a pipeline builder, yet the underlying problems have not been addressed.

Scott Montgomery: #NoDAPL highlights failures in energy policy
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Scott Montgomery: #NoDAPL highlights failures in energy policy (December 16, 2016)
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, so it makes sense to ask hard questions about a troubled U.S. energy situation, which this conflict has illuminated.

Rosalyn LaPier: How Standing Rock became a site of pilgrimage
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: How Standing Rock became a site of pilgrimage (December 7, 2016)
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe was able to achieve this victory in part because of the assistance of thousands of 'water protectors.'

Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Opinion
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)
Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong
Environment | Opinion
Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong (November 21, 2016)
Because consultation broke down and so little of the pipeline has received tribal survey, we must wonder how much has been missed.

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