Native Affairs

Activists protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline January 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Montana Tribes Want Keystone XL Away From Their Drinking Water

The 1,179-mile long pipeline is set to cross west of their reservation.

A Forward Looking Infrared image from the incident location, taken during an overflight on April 14, 2017. Well 2 and the extent of crude misting is visible on the snow within the red-lined area.

UPDATE: Natural Gas Leak Near Alaskan Native Village Stopped

Authorities were able to stop the leak after nearly four days.

The coast of Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen on October 4, 2013, in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

Fencing surrounds the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant on March 28, 2016, outside Delta, Utah. The IPP generates more then 13 million megawatt hours of coal-fired energy each year to Utah and Southern California.

The EPA Reversed a Rule That Would Protect People from Toxic Water

"This is appalling," said a representative of the Sierra Club.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

READ: In New Jersey, A New Pipeline Battle Is Brewing

The Pilgrim Pipeline is slated to run through the Ramapough Lenape Nation's territory—though the tribe is preparing to fight it.  

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

The Navajo Nation Is Experiencing a Water Crisis

In Indian Country, 26,000 homes lack access to safe water and/or sanitation services.

A Native American rider climbs a hill outside Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Wins Legal Right To Keep Spill Risks From the Public

This ruling came as a result of the pipeline being damaged last month.

The Mesa Verde National Park on August 7, 2008, in Colorado. The Ancestral Pueblo people who made this their home for over 700 years. Recapture Canyon is considered a mini-Mesa Verde for its cliff dwellings where the Pueblo people also lived.

Sacred Tribal Land of Recapture Canyon Is Now Open for Recreational Use

Vehicles had been prohibited near Recapture Canyon in Utah since 2007—but that has now changed.

An aerial view of sandstone formations May 2, 2012, in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The Obama administration had cancelled coal leasing on this land with its moratorium on federal coal leasing. Now, under the Trump administration, this can begin.

Leaked Document Shows Where the Bureau of Land Management's Priorities Lie

A hint: fossil fuel development is a top concern.

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: North Dakota Sheriff Expects Nebraska to Become the Next Standing Rock in Keystone XL Fight

The officer who oversaw the confrontations at Standing Rock intends to meet and talk with law enforcement in the state.

This 'Fixed' Pepsi Ad Shows How #NoDAPL Water Protectors Would Have Directed It

There's no celebrity with a soda can, but plenty of honest images of what can happen during a protest.

The Moapa River Indian Reservation with the Reid Gardner Generating Station in the background.

How One Small Tribe Beat Coal and Built a Solar Plant

The Moapa are proving they can survive without coal—a feat the White House says is nearly impossible. 

 Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), left, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), right.

Senators Ask Army Corps for Documentation on Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Reviews

They worry that the now-completed project lacked proper governmental oversight.

A demonstrator protests inside a Wells Fargo Bank branch November 17, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. Then, they were protesting its funding of private prisons. Now, they've gotten the city to divest from it due to its interests in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Portland Votes to Divest from All Corporations

This includes the Dakota Access Pipleine and companies which profit from the prison industrial complex. 

Pound coins are seen alongside U.S. dollar bills and euro coins on April 4, 2017, in Bath, England.

A French Bank Is Latest to Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Oil may be flowing through DAPL, but some investors are still taking steps against it.  

Protestors stand in front of the White House during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

READ: Standing Rock's Issues Extend Beyond the Pipeline

There are significant problems with healthcare and housing for the tribe as well. 

Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station June 29, 2015, in Newburg, Maryland.

READ: Some Tribes Look to Trump for Coal Revival

While many have taken a hard stance against the president and his pro-fossil fuel agenda, others are hoping he follows through.

This Video Explains Why Climate Change Is About More Than Polar Bears

It's also about justice and how people of color are suffering the most.

Person in colorful outfit, text on screen reads: "Being Two Spirit"

WATCH: Video Explores History and Contributions of Two Spirit People

Fusion’s video comes just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility.

An activist holds a sign during a protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline January 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C. They won that fight, but it's returned under a new administration.

Indigenous and Environmental Groups Sue Federal Government on Keystone XL

Two separate lawsuits were filed this week in Montana's U.S. District Court.