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YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Tribal hospital in Alaska brings traditional foods to patients (October 13, 2017)
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.

YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country
Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country (October 12, 2017)
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.

YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home
Environment | National | World
YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home (October 11, 2017)
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.

Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.

YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence
National
YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence (October 6, 2017)
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and commit the most violence.

YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony (October 2, 2017)
The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.

YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Food bank builds community and improves nutrition in Arizona (September 27, 2017)
An urban farm in Tucson, Arizona, brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win.

YES! Magazine: Program aims to bring Native perspective into the classrooms
Education | National
YES! Magazine: Program aims to bring Native perspective into the classrooms (September 20, 2017)
Native students have the highest dropout rates in Washington, but a college program for educators aims to change that.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty
Business | Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest'
National
YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish 'conquest' (September 18, 2017)
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the 'conquest' of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

YES! Magazine: Ho-Chunk Nation takes lead in recognizing the rights of nature
Environment | National | World
YES! Magazine: Ho-Chunk Nation takes lead in recognizing the rights of nature (September 13, 2017)
Indian Country could see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori and the Ho-Chunk Nation in achieving legal protection for natural entities, Kayla DeVault writes for YES! Magazine.

Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing
Law | National
Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing (September 7, 2017)
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves, Jenni Monet writes on YES! Magazine.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program
Health | National
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program (September 6, 2017)
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

Terri Hansen: Tribes were the first climate refugees and the first with resilience plans
Environment | National
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.

YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy
Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy (August 29, 2017)
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
National | Politics
Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)
Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activists pressure banks to stop funding pipelines
Business | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Indigenous activists pressure banks to stop funding pipelines (August 23, 2017)
Led by indigenous leaders and environmental groups, climate activists gathered outside branches of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo in downtown Seattle, Washington, to protest their financing of tar sands pipelines

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville
Opinion
Zenobia Jeffries: Media must be honest about planned race riot in Charlottesville (August 14, 2017)
Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?

YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit
Environment | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit (August 4, 2017)
'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone (August 1, 2017)
Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.

YES! Magazine: Decolonize your diet with indigenous and healthy foods
Health | National | World
YES! Magazine: Decolonize your diet with indigenous and healthy foods (July 17, 2017)
Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.

David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth
Environment | Opinion | World
David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth (July 12, 2017)
Humanity is slowly reawakening to the essential truth that nature is the source of human existence and is essential to our nurture, David Korten writes for YES! Magazine.

YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines
Business | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines (July 10, 2017)
A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.

YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
Canada | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)
Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history (June 15, 2017)
Using an early photographic process, Shane Balkowitsch hopes to connect what happened to the Dakota people 155 years ago with a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline today.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

James Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPL
Business | Environment | National
James Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPL (May 15, 2017)
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.

YES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL Pipeline
Business | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL Pipeline (May 11, 2017)
A coalition of Indigenous leaders and other climate activists took over 12 JP Morgan Chase branches in Seattle, Washington, for a day of protest against the financing of tar sands projects

YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears
Environment | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears (May 1, 2017)
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.

Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds (April 26, 2017)
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management
Environment | National
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (April 6, 2017)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

Native reporter Jenni Monet wins award for work at Standing Rock
National
Native reporter Jenni Monet wins award for work at Standing Rock (April 6, 2017)
'At their heart, her stories were about the religious freedom, sovereignty, and human rights sought by Indigenous people everywhere.'

Sarah Van Gelder: Huge bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline
Business | National | World
Sarah Van Gelder: Huge bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline (March 27, 2017)
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.

Tristan Ahtone: 'Rez accents' are strengthening Native identities
Education | National
Tristan Ahtone: 'Rez accents' are strengthening Native identities (March 7, 2017)
Research shows that ethnic identity is shaped not only by the loss—and revitalization—of mother tongues but also by the remixing of English.

Jenni Monet: Tribes continue legal fight as #NoDAPL camps are evicted
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Jenni Monet: Tribes continue legal fight as #NoDAPL camps are evicted (February 27, 2017)
'This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark. The whole world is waking up now.'

Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away
Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away (February 27, 2017)
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: In defense of Native journalist Jenni Monet
Law | Opinion
Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: In defense of Native journalist Jenni Monet (February 8, 2017)
If you’ve valued YES! Magazine's Standing Rock coverage, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Jenni Monet.

J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing
Business | Environment | National
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (February 8, 2017)
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.

Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement
Business | Environment | National
Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement (February 3, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.

Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock
Canada | Environment | National
Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (February 1, 2017)
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.

James Trimarco: Banks agree to talk to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Business | National | Politics
James Trimarco: Banks agree to talk to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (January 30, 2017)
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.

Jake Tracy: Send in your comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Jake Tracy: Send in your comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline (January 26, 2017)
Things look bleak, but it’s unclear whether President Donald Trump’s Dakota Access order will actually have any effect.

Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: Some vow to stay at #NoDAPL camp site
Environment | National | Politics
Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: Some vow to stay at #NoDAPL camp site (January 26, 2017)
It’s been months of freezing cold and dark days at the Standing Rock encampments on the North Dakota plains.

Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.

Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites (January 10, 2017)
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.

Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress
National | Politics
Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress (January 6, 2017)
To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.

Desiree Kane: Photos from seven months of living at Standing Rock
Environment | National
Desiree Kane: Photos from seven months of living at Standing Rock (January 2, 2017)
The life that we have built here has taught many how to live a large-scale sustainable, decolonized, anticapitalist lifestyle

Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era (January 2, 2017)
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.

Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock
National
Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 21, 2016)
Perhaps 4,000 veterans joining thousands of Native water protectors and their allies was just too much.

Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition (December 20, 2016)
Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have 'second-class status in Indian Country' and remain vulnerable to local authorities.

Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods
Health | National
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (December 20, 2016)
The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.

Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank
Business | Environment | National
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank (December 16, 2016)
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the company’s financiers.

Matt Stannard: Public bank helps silence the #NoDAPL movement
Law | Opinion
Matt Stannard: Public bank helps silence the #NoDAPL movement (December 15, 2016)
The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force.

Sarah van Gelder: How the Standing Rock movement changed us
Environment | Opinion
Sarah van Gelder: How the Standing Rock movement changed us (December 12, 2016)
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.

Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight (December 12, 2016)
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.

Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: The numbers behind Standing Rock's victory
Environment | National | Politics
Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn: The numbers behind Standing Rock's victory (December 6, 2016)
The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors
Opinion
Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors (November 30, 2016)
We have survived the rise of a nation-state—a 'super power'—grounded in our genocide.

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