Category: Native American

Sue Sturgis: Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces Native American resistance

Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would impact the watershed of the Lumber River, a waterway of deep significance to North Carolina’s Lumbee people. (Photo of the Lumber River by NC Wetlands via Flickr.) Two American Indian tribes in North Carolina are among the groups seeking to join a court challenge to federal regulators’ decision to Read more…

Mary Annette Pember: Native Women Reclaiming Birth on Their Terms

The Midwives’ Resistance

Ayşe Gürsöz: Can Tiny Houses Stop Pipeline?

Indigenous activists are using solar-powered tiny houses to block the proposed path of the oil pipeline across Secwepemcul’ecw territory. Could this become the ‘Standing Rock of the North’?

Garet Bleir: Indigenous Resistance in the Grand Canyon

Even if contaminated water from the mine is somehow unable to make it into the deeper aquifer, several new studies have demonstrated that the mine can still have a negative ecological impact on local plant and animal life

Winona La Duke: Cannibal Economics

Why the Black Snake Will Eventually Eat Itself

Ted Glick: The True Story of Pocohontas

“’The True Story of Pocohontas’ stands out as one of the greatest true stories of family love, dedication and tragedy.” Bobbie Whitehead, in Indian Country Today, March 2, 2007 Earlier this year I came across a book, The True Story of Pocohontas, whose story has stayed with me. I knew that I wanted to write Read more…

Jennifer Denetdale: We Fight for Our Liberation

Indigenous peoples are fighting for the rights of our people to exist and dream of Indigenous liberation

David Bacon: A New Farm Worker Union Is Born

Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest

Phil McKenna: Hope, Then Misery

The losing fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans

Conn Hallinan: Red Cloud, Crazy Horse and U.S. Foreign Policy

The time and place was vastly different, but the men who designed the war against Native Americans would be comfortable with the rationale that currently impel U.S. foreign policy

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