Environment

March 06, 2015
By:
Michael Paul Hill

In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers.

March 03, 2015
By:
Winona LaDuke

We must recognize that we have hit bottom and that war dehumanizes and dehumanizes us," — Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

February 13, 2015
By:
Dean B. Suagee

From the media coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, one might get the impression that the only real issue is whether its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would substantially contribute to global warming.

February 07, 2015
By:
Tom Harris

Today, many of the world¹s leaders in science, engineering, and other relevant disciplines will not comment publicly about climate change.

January 26, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No

January 21, 2015
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

This is the speech I wished I'd given on January 13th at a Keystone XL vigil held here in Portland, Oregon—things I wanted to say to President Obama before his State of the Union Address.

January 10, 2015
By:
Valerie Goodness

While Native Nations are far from being monolithic, there is one thing that forced assimilation cannot take from us, as Natives; our coevolved connection to nature.

December 27, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization which results in the expropriation and exploitation of the territories of original nations and peoples.

November 26, 2014
By:
Dean B. Suagee

In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed regulation known as the Clean Power Plan rule.

November 23, 2014
By:
Crystal Willcuts

After Keystone XL Pipeline legislation was narrowly defeated in Congress, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), incoming Senate Majority Leader, promised to pass the bill in January when Republicans take control of the Senate. They already control the House of Representatives.

November 21, 2014
By:
Winona LaDuke

After the narrow defeat of the Keystone Pipeline at Congress, Sicangu Lakota Greg Grey Cloud broke into a traditional Lakota song. I am reminded of prophecies of the Black Snake, coming to our territories.

October 20, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.

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