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YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement (December 15, 2017)
When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.

YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest
Environment | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest (December 11, 2017)
Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one big oil project after another.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts
Environment | Law
YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
Environment | National | Politics
Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)
Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy
National
YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy (November 30, 2017)
Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as 'identity politics.'

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline
Business | Environment | Law | National
YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline (November 23, 2017)
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.

Mary Annette Pember: Try something new for Native American Heritage Month
Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Try something new for Native American Heritage Month (November 13, 2017)
I tend to lie low during Native American History Month and dodge the Moon of Explaining Indians to White People. But not this year.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
Environment | Law | National
YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)
In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic
Health | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic (October 30, 2017)
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.

Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors' (October 25, 2017)
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.

Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe (October 24, 2017)
The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects
Business | Environment | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)
Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

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.

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