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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: I am not afraid to be radical
Canada | Opinion

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: I am not afraid to be radical (July 17, 2018)

The epic nature of settler colonialism requires radical responses.

Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families
National | Politics | World

Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families (July 10, 2018)

A caravan of concerned women will head to the Mexico border to deliver grandmotherly love to migrant families.

Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.

YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions
Environment | Health | National

YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.

Chris Winters: The Supreme Court's disastrous term shows why elections matter
Law | Opinion | Politics

Chris Winters: The Supreme Court's disastrous term shows why elections matter (June 28, 2018)

With Republicans in control of the Supreme Court, only voter pushback can restore balance to Congress.

'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban
Law | National | Politics | World

'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban (June 27, 2018)

President Trump’s executive order barring travelers coming from six countries with Muslim majorities, is now a permanent part of U.S. immigration policy.

'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy
Education | National | Politics

'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy (June 18, 2018)

Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the a new children's book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.

'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families
Environment | World

'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families (June 15, 2018)

Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.

Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert
Environment

Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert (June 14, 2018)

Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
Environment | Law | National

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.

Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Environment | National

Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.

YES! Magazine: Native hiker helps reclaim indigenous place names
Environment | National

YES! Magazine: Native hiker helps reclaim indigenous place names (May 24, 2018)

Native climber Len Necefer has created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children
Education | Opinion

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children (May 21, 2018)

Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
Canada | Environment

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
Education | National

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.

Craig Santos Perez: An indigenous poet's ode to SPAM and colonialism
Arts & Entertainment

Craig Santos Perez: An indigenous poet's ode to SPAM and colonialism (May 2, 2018)

Our guttural love of SPAM was born in 1944, when cases of the shiny cans were berthed from aircraft carriers.

Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries
Opinion

Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries (April 25, 2018)

Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Opinion

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first. (April 23, 2018)

Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
Education | National

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people (April 20, 2018)

The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you
Canada | Environment | National

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (April 17, 2018)

Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

Terri Hansen: March for Indigenous Science reflects tribal knowledge
Environment | National | Technology

Terri Hansen: March for Indigenous Science reflects tribal knowledge (April 16, 2018)

'Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it.'

Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words
Opinion

Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words (April 13, 2018)

Where is the clear image of a decolonized society we are to emulate? There isn’t one.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Environment | National

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories
Politics

Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories (April 10, 2018)

Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage
Environment | Health | National

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.

Kyle Powys Whyte: Let's be honest about decolonization with our allies
Opinion

Kyle Powys Whyte: Let's be honest about decolonization with our allies (April 4, 2018)

I want to experience the solidarity of allied actions that refuse fantastical narratives of commonality and hope.

YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands
Environment | National

YES! Magazine: Kashia Band takes control of ancestral homelands (April 3, 2018)

The Kashia Pomo’s success might be the first time that a tribe has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles (March 30, 2018)

Indigenous women are reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

YES! Magazine: An 'awakening' emerges from Standing Rock
Arts & Entertainment | National

YES! Magazine: An 'awakening' emerges from Standing Rock (March 28, 2018)

Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies.

Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook
Opinion | Technology

Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook (March 27, 2018)

Facebook has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time

Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing
Canada | National

Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing (March 21, 2018)

Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
Environment | National | World

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

YES! Magazine: Students explain why they want stronger gun laws
Education | National | Politics

YES! Magazine: Students explain why they want stronger gun laws (March 15, 2018)

'All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.'

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline
Canada | Environment

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline (March 14, 2018)

Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough
Arts & Entertainment | National

Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough (March 12, 2018)

As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement
Health | National

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement (March 6, 2018)

'We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.'

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
National

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)

The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption

YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings
Education | National | Politics

YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings (February 26, 2018)

As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.

YES! Magazine: Promoting reparations for Indigenous and Black farmers
Environment | National

YES! Magazine: Promoting reparations for Indigenous and Black farmers (February 22, 2018)

The creators of a new map envision equitable distribution of land and resources through 'people-to-people' reparations.

YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen
Opinion

YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen (February 21, 2018)

To have an honest, nonpartisan discussion about gun violence, we must look at what happened in New York, California, and Texas.

Matika Wilbur: A modern world doesn't erase indigenous intelligence
Opinion

Matika Wilbur: A modern world doesn't erase indigenous intelligence (February 20, 2018)

In over 80 nations, oppressive domination has been dismantled.

Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement
Business | Environment | National

Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement (February 19, 2018)

Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal.

YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country
Environment | National | Politics

YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country (February 5, 2018)

Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.

YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty
National

YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty (January 29, 2018)

Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.

YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump
Opinion | Politics

YES! Magazine: Making your voice heard in the era of President Trump (January 24, 2018)

Donald Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.

YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California
Business | Law | National

YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)

The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo
Health | National

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo (January 12, 2018)

Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.

Mary Annette Pember: I saw what resilience looks like in Native communities
National

Mary Annette Pember: I saw what resilience looks like in Native communities (January 8, 2018)

On their reservations and in their wider communities, I saw how Native people protected and nurtured each other.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
Education

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families
Health | National

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families (January 8, 2018)

Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)

This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

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.