First Nations

The resistance by the Standing Rock Sioux nation and its allies to the proposed Dakota Access pipeline routing signaled a new stage in evolving community resistance to fossil fuel extraction and transportation -- but also reveals some ugly fissures within America as we enter a four year, almost certainly traumatic presidency.
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Amidst protests at Standing Rock, an indigenous DJ trio and poet Saul Williams call your attention to the "Halluci Nation."
When this pole was shipped in late September from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver it was scheduled to be raised on October 15, 2016
When the election is over, and things are back to normal, the bison will still be there, as it has for millennia. It can remind us how unified we are and how resilient we are. In the meantime, take a moment today to celebrate the bison on National Bison Day - still bringing people together and a symbol for all Americans.
I have to explain to my children the difference between Native Americans and Indians simply because one man got lost one time.
Youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are running 2000 miles to deliver a petition to lawmakers, asking them to stop an oil pipeline that risks polluting their ancestral lands.
Imagine choosing a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in a new land at behest of your King and country in order to marry and mother in the New World.
It is Sen. Sanders' recognition of the deplorable conditions on tribal reservations that has led him to become the first presidential candidate to actively involve Native Americans in his campaign.
For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.