The subject of Native identity has created a divide among us, oftentimes being used for posturing, while the indigenous always lose.
The indigenous Colombian territories are bracing for a new fight against fracking, a process that many would like to see banned within the country.
The March for Science in Washington DC on Earth Day has the backing of 1,200 indigenous scientists and their traditional scientific knowledge.
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Take an acoustic journey through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and intently listen to music in its purest form. Every wild habitat on the planet — even ants and larvae — create their own sound signature.
“A soundscape is a voice of a living habitat,” says Dr. Bernie Krause, noted musician and soundscape ecologist.
Krause has recorded jaguars at night in the Amazon rain forest and mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga Mountains.
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If you’re in New Mexico during the week of Gathering of Nations and you’re looking to check out an event, Dear Patriarchy is a must-see.
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Many of us have seen stories of the giant squash floating around; but how true is the legend? The real story is even more fascinating and ends with, ‘Thank a Native!’
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Two of Indian country’s legal giants, Charles Hobbs and S. Bobo Dean, walked on in February, leaving behind a legacy of achievements in Indian law.
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The Lyrid meteor shower, remnants of Comet Thatcher, arrives just in time to pepper the planet with up to 20 shooting stars per hour on Earth Day.
Tribal government is limited only by the creativity of the tribal council and the collective sense of fairness among tribal citizens. So why the division?
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Marie Zackuse was elected as the first chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, at a time that is quite challenging for the Native community.
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The Yurok Tribe resides in the heart of Redwood National Park on the Northern California coast, where old-growth trees tower to the sky with trunks so enormous it can take dozens of people to reach around the base, fingertip to fingertip. Traditional Yurok stories teach that the redwood trees are sacred living beings.
California’s largest tribe, the Yuroks count nearly 5,000 enrolled members. Their ancestral lands contain the vast majority of the coastline near present day Klamath,
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Invoking the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott was risky for the Lummi, but its success in fending off a coal terminal at Cherry Point, known as Xwe’chi’eXen, paid off.
Smithsonian Channel documentary details how taxidermist William Temple Hornaday saved the bison from complete extinction in the early 1900s.
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The National Indian Gaming Association held its annual conference recently in which it was a return to the roots of NIGA – supporting tribal gaming business
A record snowpack that fell upon the Sierra Nevada mountain range brought an emergency declaration for the Owens Valley area, but is it a blessing instead.
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity are challenging the U.S.–Mexico border wall in court.
How can we get our talented Native American athletes exposure from the NCAA Division 1 and other college basketball programs, coaches or recruiters?
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From weaving through snow to weaving earthly materials, Northwest coast traditional weaver Meghann O’Brien is a former Olympic pro snowboarder
No justice for Loreal Tsingine, and the Trump-Kushners’ sweet real estate deal with the owner of a mining company in Indian country.
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Adoption tax credit fairness for tribes: Bill would give parents adopting tribal special needs children an adoption tax credit available to states
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On Good Friday, the struggle to uphold treaty rights and protect natural resources, vital to the future of Federally recognized American Indians continues.
Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwepemc Nation conducted its own environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine, and found the plan lacking.
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Company owned by billionaire landlord of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, embroiled in mining lawsuit against U.S. government, says no conflict of interest.
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Karen Diver honored by the Clayton Jackson Mcghie Memorial for her work toward racial equity and tribal sovereignty, and answers some questions about politics.
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Indigenous people have hand-wrestled writhing lampreys out of Willamette Falls for thousands of years. Plunging hands into the falls’ powerful flow, they pull eel-like, three-toothed lampreys from surging waters. To grip the slithering lamprey, hunters wear textured gloves.
Lampreys don’t only look prehistoric, they’ve thrived in Pacific waters for 450 million years. More closely related to sharks or hagfish than eels, their parasitic suction cup-mouths allow them to climb slippery,
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