From global capital to YouTube, carbon credits to indigenous land defenders in their own words, Will Meyer has compiled a reading list on who lit the match and how the fire might be stopped.
Shapes of Native Nonfiction: ‘The Basket Isn’t a Metaphor, It’s an Example’
The editors of “Shapes of Native Nonfiction” talk about the craft of writing, the politics of metaphor, and resisting the exploitation of trauma.
A Once and Future Beef
Beef is a major culprit of the climate crisis, but if you want to consider beef’s future, then look to its past. The industry’s tactics have not changed as much as you might think.
Why Can’t California Public Schools Quit Teaching a Eurocentric Version of State History?
Despite decades of effort, activists are still trying to get California public schools to teach an accurate history of the state’s indigenous people and the cruelties of European settlement.
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
“Our cultures are not dead and our civilizations have not been destroyed. Our present tense is evolving as rapidly and creatively as everyone else’s.”
Appropriation in the Land of Enchantment
In New Mexico, cultural appropriation by newcomers is fueling Indigenous activism over colonialism and property rights.
How the Canadian Government Tried to “Remove the Indian From the Child”
Betty Ann Adam tells how she was taken from her mother at age three, as part of Canada’s attempt to “remove the Indian from the child.”
How I lost my mother, found my family, recovered my identity
Betty Ann Adam was three years old when she was taken from her mother in what is known as the “’60s Scoop,” a period spanning 30 years in which Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their homes to be placed with white families as church-run residential schools were closing. “The government’s stated intention with […]
Winnipeg’s Indigenous Bear Clan Patrol Protects the Vulnerable
Vice’s Geraldine Malone walks the streets with group of volunteers dedicated to fighting overdoses.
We’re Stronger Together: What Happens After Standing Rock?
In High Country News, Tay Wiles reports on how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have spread greater understanding of environmental issues among Natives and non-Natives alike, and how they’ve inspired a new generation of protesters who are collaborating to raise awareness of and oppose other projects that impact Indigenous people, their rights, and their land.