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David Korten: Why coronavirus is humanity's wakeup call
David Korten: Why coronavirus is humanity's wakeup call (March 19, 2020)

The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action.


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.


YES! Magazine: How to turn your yard into an ecological oasis
YES! Magazine: How to turn your yard into an ecological oasis (February 10, 2020)

Replacing grass with even a few plants native to your region can save insects and the ecosystems that depend on them.


YES! Magazine: Tribes seek role in managing ocean habitats in treaty territory
YES! Magazine: Tribes seek role in managing ocean habitats in treaty territory (February 3, 2020)

An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.


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.


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: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions
YES! Magazine: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions (January 8, 2020)

The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.


YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science
YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science (January 6, 2020)

A collaboration between Indigenous tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.


YES! Magazine: Recordings help bring Native songs to life
YES! Magazine: Recordings help bring Native songs to life (December 24, 2019)

Researchers at Indiana University have been digitally preserving recordings of Native American songs made on fragile wax cylinders more than 100 years ago.


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.


Chris Winters: Getting the money out of the U.S. political system
Chris Winters: Getting the money out of the U.S. political system (December 5, 2019)

Lost amid the daily news cycle now focused on the impeachment of the president is the fact that money continues to roll in.


YES! Magazine: Native youth take care of their ancestral lands
YES! Magazine: Native youth take care of their ancestral lands (December 2, 2019)

The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.


YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer
YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer (November 27, 2019)

The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.


Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement
Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement (November 25, 2019)

Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.


YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance'
YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance' (November 22, 2019)

A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.


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.


'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year
'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year (November 11, 2019)

We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty (October 31, 2019)

Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.


Deborah Taffa: My ancestors gave to this country to make it what it is today
Deborah Taffa: My ancestors gave to this country to make it what it is today (October 30, 2019)

A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?


'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.


YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches
YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches (October 28, 2019)

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj (October 3, 2019)

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.


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.'


Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft
Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft (September 27, 2019)

Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.


How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws
How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws (September 26, 2019)

The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.


Josué Rivas: I will be an ancestor to honor
Josué Rivas: I will be an ancestor to honor (September 16, 2019)

I began a healing process recently to better understand my role as a father of my own son.


'The Duwamish people are still here': Tribe hindered by lack of recognition
'The Duwamish people are still here': Tribe hindered by lack of recognition (September 13, 2019)

A grassroots movement encourages non-Natives in Seattle, Washington, to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish Tribe.


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.


Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water'
Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water' (September 3, 2019)

'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.


YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (August 26, 2019)

Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.


YES! Magazine: Thousands stand guard at sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii
YES! Magazine: Thousands stand guard at sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii (August 15, 2019)

Native Hawaiians and other Indigenous peoples need more authority in the federal and state project processes that affect them.


YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support
YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support (August 13, 2019)

When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.


Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump
Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump (August 5, 2019)

We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.


Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land
Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land (July 29, 2019)

Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?


Mary Otto: Dental care program saves lives in Alaska Native communities
Mary Otto: Dental care program saves lives in Alaska Native communities (July 23, 2019)

In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.


YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population
YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population (July 10, 2019)

New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.


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.'


Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: It's time for the United States to pay up
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: It's time for the United States to pay up (June 26, 2019)

A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.


YES! Magazine: Truth and reconciliation for Indian child welfare
YES! Magazine: Truth and reconciliation for Indian child welfare (June 25, 2019)

For more than 100 years, Native children in Maine were removed from their homes by state authorities and placed with White families in an attempt to erase their indigenous identity.


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.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


YES! Magazine: Oglala Sioux Tribe still dealing with devastating storms
YES! Magazine: Oglala Sioux Tribe still dealing with devastating storms (May 13, 2019)

It took riders 10 hours to reach remote families stranded in the aftermath of the 'bomb cyclone' that devastated the Pine Ridge Reservation.


YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana
YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana (May 10, 2019)

'The monument was part of a larger effort to rewrite the history books,' said lawmaker Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


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.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim ancestral land in California (May 1, 2019)

The Sogorea Te Land Trust is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.


YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women
YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women (April 30, 2019)

Launched in February, the show has covered indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, and DNA tests, among other topics.


Jacqueline Keeler: The fight to protect Indigenous sacred sites
Jacqueline Keeler: The fight to protect Indigenous sacred sites (April 22, 2019)

An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what 'sacred' means to her.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered (April 22, 2019)

Instead of waiting for answers from police, Indigenous communities are scanning hillsides and riverbeds—and helping families cope.


YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today
YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today (April 2, 2019)

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.


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.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous library offers safe space and a learning experience
YES! Magazine: Indigenous library offers safe space and a learning experience (March 22, 2019)

Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.


Doug Pibel: Even the conservatives on the Supreme Court can be swayed
Doug Pibel: Even the conservatives on the Supreme Court can be swayed (March 19, 2019)

The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.


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.


Yancy Lael: The system continues to protect White men
Yancy Lael: The system continues to protect White men (February 21, 2019)

The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


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.