Category: Native American

Gabrielle Gurley: Dakota Access Pipeline Fight May Open New Chapter of Indian-Federal Conflict

The president’s signature on an executive order could reignite the clashes between Native Americans and their supporters—and their historic adversaries

Stephanie Woodard: The Never-Ending Indian Wars: Spotlight Returns to Standing Rock

The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know: Even today theirs is a brutal fight to survive.

Eryn Wise: Indigenous rights and the fight for life at Standing Rock

Solidarity and strength has brought victory at Standing Rock, but the water protectors know the struggle to protect their sacred lands is far from over

Bill McKibben: The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age

Tim Scott: The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide

Only through continued resistance have Native people survived the ongoing genocidal project of the Doctrine of Discovery and US settler colonialism

Sarah Aziza: Standing Rock celebrates victory while pondering the struggle ahead

Most organizers are already looking ahead to the next steps in the struggle to preserve both indigenous rights and environmental resources

Naomi Klein: The Lesson from Standing Rock: Organizing and Resistance Can Win

Indigenous water protectors are showing us how to fight back—and how to live again

Four Arrows: The Loving Contagion of Courage: Veterans Standing for Standing Rock

At this point, 2,000 veterans from Veterans for Peace and Veterans Standing for Standing Rock have registered to take part in this operation

Rose Aguilar: Reports from Standing Rock: Concussion grenades, hypothermia & the fight for clean water

“I’ll be here as long as I can until it stops”

Winona La Duke: Public Servants or Corporate Security?

So you joined law enforcement or the National Guard because you wanted to uphold the law, protect innocent civilians against the bad guys, and help your community in times of need. Instead, they’re having you blockade unarmed people who are trying to hold a prayer vigil, chasing them with armored vehicles and ATVs, raiding their Read more…

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