Native Affairs

These flags from different tribal nations once dotted Flag Road in the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Now, authorities have cleared out the camp and are on track to begin cleanup.

Tribal Chairman Responds to White House After 46 Arrested During DAPL Camp Evacuation

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is contradicting the administration's claims that it was in contact with them during the militarized raid.

Campers set structures on fire in preparation of the Army Corp's 2 p.m. CT deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017, in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

What 4 Indigenous Women Have to Say About Standing Rock's Ongoing Fight

Authorities are clearing out the Oceti Sakowin Camp, though water protectors remain. What does the end of the largest camp mean for the movement?

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Campers prepare for the Army Corp's 2 p.m. deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Police Move in on Water Protectors Who Remain at Standing Rock

Officers have reportedly arrested six people.

Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014, near McKittrick, California.

STUDY: In Almost 10 Years, 4 States Saw 6,600+ Spills from Fracking

North Dakota, where the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is almost complete, had the highest number.

Pruitt Addresses EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

Water Protectors at Standing Rock Camps Face Eviction in 24 Hours

Women at the camps have issued a final call to all media, activists and allies to stand with them.

A young woman in a black hat protests immigration raids

How to Brace Yourself for an ICE Raid

The Trump administration is making good on the president's campaign promise of rounding up undocumented immigrants en masse. Here are steps you and your loved ones should take before ICE shows up.

President Donald Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the Stream Protection Rule on February 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He is surrounded by coal miners and opponents of the original rule.

Trump Removes Obama-Era Regulation on Coal Industry

It is the administration's second repeal this week of climate regulation that was created by the last administration.

Illustration courtesy of Gingger Shankar

Water Protectors Call on Women to Join Them at Standing Rock This Weekend

"As care takers of Unci Maka (Mother Earth) and Life-givers we hold a responsibility to secure the future for our children and the next seven generations to come."

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he'd remove at least two.

Pieces of coal sit on the ground at the Savage Energy Terminal on August 26, 2016, in Price, Utah.

Coal Power Plant on Navajo Nation Land Scheduled to Close

The generating station is a major employer of Navajo and Hopi people.

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UPDATE: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Challenges Latest DAPL Move in Court

The tribe has filed a motion to expedite the case before oil starts flowing. 

A smiling Chicano/Native man passes out colorful protest posters on a sunny day in L.A.

Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force stand outside of a press conference regarding the San Bernardino, California, shooting on December 2, 2015.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is Monitoring Standing Rock Water Protectors

Civil rights attorney Lauren Regan: "The idea that the government would attempt to construe this indigenous-led nonviolent movement into some kind of domestic terrorism investigation is unfathomable to me."

President Donald J. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the White House on February 9, 2017.

Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit

Aji Piper, 16, plaintiff: “I am hopeful that our case will reverse or prevent all damage our current president may inflict."

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California City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest

The bank handles its $30 million in investments and $1 million average cash balance.

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Water = Life!" at a demonstration outside the White House against President Donald Trump's executive action to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline on February 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Construction Begins on Final Segment of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army granted an easement, ignoring the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for further analysis. 

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

UPDATE: DAPL Opponents Plan International Day of Emergency Actions

Movement leaders are also organizing a march in Washington.  

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

Army Files Court Papers to Greenlight Dakota Access Pipeline

"Trump and his administration will be held accountable in court,” said an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux.