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."
I will continue to write segments throughout the winter to inform, not only all our guests who have watched the carving of
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.
The railway would be a 50-50 partnership with aboriginal groups. It would require loan guarantees, from the federal, Alberta and Alaska governments, and private sector equity partners.
A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.
Sweat ceremonies clean and heal, both physically and mentally. They purge the mind, bring clarity, and test participant's endurance, strength and courage. They're holy places where people renew their inherent deep and natural connection to the universe.
Much of the media coverage of the Paris climate talks focuses on negotiations between country delegations. That work is vitally important. But here on the ground, it's clear that another powerful force is also shaping the outcome of the talks: civil society.
Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. climate conference in Paris
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scientists; October 2015 was