Will Global Warming Change Native American Religious Practices?

By Rosalyn R. LaPier Originally appeared in Intercontinental Cry    The Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The other reason… Read More

Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight the Keystone XL

By Devi Lockwood  Originally published by Yes! Magazine A week after tens of thousands turned out in support of science and as thousands more this weekend take to the streets for the People’s Climate March, a quieter walk will… Read More

Native American, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Overturn Trump’s Keystone XL Permit

First Suit Filed for an Injunction Against Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Permit by Indigenous Environmental Network, North Coast Rivers Alliance   WASHINGTON – The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA) have filed suit in… Read More

Leonard Peltier Denied Freedom By President Obama

In his final day in office, President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier was convicted of murder of tw0 FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. There is,… Read More

10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles—And How You Can Help in 2017

By The Indigenous #NoDAPL Coalition Published in Yes Magazine   The Black Snake is not yet dead. Far from it. The corporations behind the Dakota Access pipeline made it clear that they “fully expect to complete construction of the… Read More

#NODAPL: Army Corps Threatens to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5

Via Indigenous Environmental Network: Cannon Ball, ND – Today Colonel John W. Henderson of the United States Army Corps sent a letter to Dave Archambault II, the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stating that on December… Read More

Zapatistas Enter Mexico’s Presidential Race With Plan To Nominate Indigenous Woman

Via Popular Resistance   The Zapatistas are dipping their toes into Mexican electoral politics. Last week, the near-mythical army of indigenous resistance released a communiqué summarizing the basic points of discussion that characterized the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI) in Chiapas, and… Read More

15 Other Indigenous Struggles You Need to Know About

Via Intercontinental Cry: Despite making up a tiny fraction of the world’s population, Indigenous Peoples hold ancestral rights to some 65 percent of the planet. This poignant fact speaks well to the enormous role that Indigenous Peoples play… Read More

NYT: Nicaragua Dispute Over Indigenous Land Erupts in Wave of Killing

The New York Times reports that indigenous Miskito people of Nicarauga are under attack by settlers who are taking over their ancestral territory, lured by the promise of gold and lucrative timber. With the law on their side, and… Read More

Photo Essay: Opening Reception for SOULJA exhibit at ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery

The artist Cassandra in front of the gallery during the opening of her show SOULJA.  Photo: Petermann For additional photographs from the June 3rd opening reception of the new SOULJA exhibit at the ¡Buen Vivir! gallery at the… Read More