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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.

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.