Etsy Prevents Alaska Native Artisans From Selling Ivory Art
Per the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, indigenous people of Alaska can legally use ivory from walrus tusks and whale teeth and bones.
Minnesota Changes Lake Calhoun to Original Dakota Name, Bde Maka Ska
The largest lake in Minneapolis was named for John Calhoun, an early U.S. politician and supporter of slavery.
READ: Midwifery Is on the Rise in Native Communities
A new Rewire article explores the efforts to reintegrate traditional birthing practices in Native communities in the United States and Canada.
The Words and Wisdom of Trailblazers Who Passed Away In 2017
We’re honoring some of the activists, performers and pioneers of color who died in 2017 in their own words.
Can Tiny Houses Halt the Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline?
Indigenous activists are using solar-powered tiny houses to block the proposed path of the oil pipeline across Secwepemcul’ecw territory. Could this become the ‘Standing Rock of the North’?
Five Tribes File Complaint Against Trump Administration to Protect Bears Ears Monument
The complaint says the president’s move was unconstitutional.
Trump Announces Drastic Size Reduction of Bears Ears and Other Protected Monuments
What’s next, President Trump, the Grand Canyon?” asked one environmentalist.
Keystone Pipeline Spill Caused By Construction Damage
The cause has officials concerned about additional leaks in the future.
Navajo Nation President Reacts to Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Slur
The U.S. president used an honorific occasion to attack one of his political opponents over her claims to Native ancestry. Surprise: it didn’t go over well.
Four Centuries After the First Thanksgiving, the Mashpee Wampanoag Fight to Reclaim Their Language
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors dined with Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving, created a language immersion school to preserve its heritage.
The Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Go. Now What?
Environmentalists are declaring partial victory, while Indigenous leaders vow to continue fighting.
Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil
The spill potentially threatened a bordering Indigenous reservation.
Native Activist and AIM Leader Dennis Banks Dies at Age 80
The American Indian Movement co-founder resisted the U.S. government’s oppression of Native people for decades.
READ: How the Civil War Enabled Native Genocide in the Old West
A new article from The Nation explores the connection between the war and mid-1800s U.S. government campaigns against Indigenous peoples.
Native Activist to Plea 'Necessity Defense' on #NoDAPL Felony Riot Charge
Standing Rock Sioux tribe member Chase Iron Eyes will argue that the Dakota Access Pipeline’s negative impact on Native communities justified his actions during the protests.
Water Protectors Come Together for the Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering [PHOTO ESSAY]
Hundreds of water protectors, allies and supporters came together for healing, ceremony, celebration—and strategizing—at the Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
You Have to See Whitesboro's New Official Town Seal, Now Featuring a White Man Wrestling a Native American
The old seal involved choking.
Senate Committee Confirms Guy Who Wants to Drill for Oil in Alaska to Work in Department of Interior
Joe Balash would oversee the Bureau of Land Management, which manages all federal lands and waters.
Leaked Document Details Plans for Protected Status of National Monuments
The Washington Post obtained a report that the White House has not publicly disclosed.
READ: Adam Beach on Hollywood's Erasure of Native Actors
“There is no need to cast non-Native performers and actresses in Native roles. This is not 1950. The practice of Whitewashing is unnecessary, unacceptable and discriminatory.”