Environment

November 13, 2011
By:
Winona LaDuke

President Obama’s pause on the Keystone Pipeline is a victory for the

October 27, 2011
By:
Emily Washines

The existence of Condit Dam has been a blink of time in the history of the White Salmon watershed.

October 23, 2011
By:
Robert Desjarlait

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest has become a matter of debate in Indian country. Some have chosen to be included under the slogan "We Are The 99%"; others, like me, have not.

October 19, 2011
By:
Jeff Welsch

It was like a scene straight from an epic western: 94 wild Yellowstone bison, their instincts in full throttle despite five years behind government fences, thundering through an open gate and onto a vast plain.

October 17, 2011
By:
Nathan Small

A few years ago, USA Today did a two-page article about the problems faced by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in their battle to clean up a Superfund plant on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho (USA Today, "Tribes fight toxic giant," June 3, 1998).

October 12, 2011
By:
Nellis Kennedy-Howard

Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And here we sit, digging for oil.

October 11, 2011
By:
John Bird

I feel like I have been waiting for this moment an entire lifetime. More like a hundred lifetimes when I count the 500 years and lifetimes of all our indigenous ancestors who went to their graves wondering if justice would ever again prevail on Turtle Island.

October 06, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

I hope we have all been following the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) action that is unfolding before us. Why are they protesting? Hopefully OWS is not only due to the rich-poor gap -although, that is reason enough.

October 05, 2011
By:
Billy Frank, Jr.

We all owe a big "thank you" to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. They never gave up on getting those two dams torn down, and today that dream is becoming a reality. For 100 years they have had to wait for their treaty rights to be restored and for the salmon to return.

September 27, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

The Department of State is reviewing the details of a Presidential permit which will be required to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, through the U.S., to the Gulf of Mexico. The President is currently burdened with the task of of approving or disapproving

September 27, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Earth, the blue planet. Earth’s blue appearance in space is due to that fact that 70% of its surface is covered in water.

August 22, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

The Kumeyaay have no ceremony for reburying the dead. The remains of a Kumeyaay ancestor unearthed by the dominating society are to be given the same ceremony as a loved one who has recently passed on.

August 14, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

I grow wildflowers. Part of the price one pays for enjoying the beauty of an organic flower garden is spending a considerable amount of time pulling weeds.

August 13, 2011
By:
Jerry Reynolds

Sharing resources is a primary cultural imperative of Indigenous communities worldwide; it is the practical precursor of more nebulous values, such as respect and balance.

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