Environment

August 27, 2016
By:
Jon Eagle Sr.

Long ago our ancestors knew the Cannon Ball River as Inyan Wakan Kagapi Wakpa, "River where the sacred stones are made," and they knew the Missouri River as Mni Sose, "Turbulant Water." At the confluence of where those two rivers met was a great whirlpool that created perfectly round stones that

August 24, 2016
By:
Kayla DeVault

Note: The following column first appeared in the Navajo Times.

It’s time Navajo Nation uses its powerful voice for indigenous solidarity, not oil prosperity. In fact, it’s well past time.

August 23, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

My Navajo friend Valerie Taliman has written an excellent article about the standoff regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the recent arrest of Chairman Dave Archambault II of the

August 22, 2016
By:
Dallas Goldtooth

The recent news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved nearly all the permits for the Dakota Access dirty oil pipeline, while disappointing, was not a surprise.

August 20, 2016
By:
Winona LaDuke

The recent announcement of Enbridge's purchase of the Dakota Access Pipeline came as a surprise to most of us. For the past four years, Enbridge has told the people of Minnesota that the proposed Sandpiper route (Clearbrook to Superior) was essential. It turns out that was not true.

April 18, 2016
By:
Liza Gross

Several years ago, on a brisk spring day in the wild reaches of northeastern Arizona, I was helping an elderly grandmother scrape kernels off a bushel’s worth of dried corn cobs. She spoke no English and I knew little Navajo, so we worked in silence, sitting on a blanket, side by side.

March 30, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.

March 05, 2016
By:
Mālia Kahaleʻinia Chun

On January 17, 1893, a group of American sugar barons and plantation owners, backed by the United States military, overthrew Queen Lili’uokalani of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and imprisoned her in her own palace. The coup led to the dissolving of the Kingdom and its illegal annexation by the U.S.

January 25, 2016
By:
Kyle T. Mays

Introduction, Or Why I’m Mad

January 05, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

As the Gregorian/ISO 8601 year 2016 begins in this part of the world it’s a bright sunny day. Up to now we’ve had a warmer than usual Fall and Winter but it seems to have settled back into its usual rhythm.

December 28, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

As the Gregorian calendar winds down, we enter a period when since ancient times we pause to reflect, assess, envision and prepare ourselves for the next cycle of life.

December 22, 2015
By:
Monique Vondall-Rieke

The November 6, 2015 announcement of the rejection of the Presidential Permit that would allow TransCanada to continue the XL Pipeline project to the Gulf of Mexico was rejected after being placed on hold by President Obama in 2011 amid conflicts of the route of the pipeline through sacred sites

November 12, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Environmentalists, Indigenous folks and others were overjoyed to hear that President Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline.

October 25, 2015
By:
Charles Kader

The autumn morning frost clung to the edge of the glacial till boulder, in the shadows of the highway.

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