Ayşe Gürsöz

A Native man wearing a turquoise t-shirt prays while a group watches

Reflections From the Historic Protecting Mother Earth Conference [PHOTO ESSAY]

Hundreds of Native climate justice activists came to Washington State’s Frank’s Landing to share lessons, celebrate victories and build unity.

Activist in black hat standing in front of black tiny house holds a white banner with black fish that says Stop KM and Defund Divest

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’?

Two women stand next to each other in a field. There is a bus in the far right background. Facing the camera, the two women smile and hold their fists in the air.

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.

Wearing colorful casual clothes, Alex Howland and Jasilea Rose Charger put up power fists while standing in front of a white tipi at Oceti Sakowin camp.

Standing Tall at Standing Rock

An intimate look at the some of the protectors (not protesters) living in the Oceti Sakowin camp in Standing Rock to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.