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Video: America’s Native Prisoners of War

Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson.

November 25, 2021 · 1 Comment

Jacqueline Keeler: Notre Dame and the Fight for Sacred Lands

An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what “sacred” means to her.

April 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

George Nicholas: After Thousands of Years, Western Science Is Slowly Catching Up to Indigenous Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Mni Wiconi — The Stand at Standing Rock

. This gorgeous short film features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline – DAPL. Interviews in the film include … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vincent Spina: Cosmology, Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

 More than sacred burial grounds. more than water, more than the ecology itself, Native American resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline may spring from a world view thousands of years … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council: Why We Resist

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Houston, Texas based corporation called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sharon Doubiago: Free Him

“My real name or Dakota name is Tate Wicuwa, Wind That Chases the Sun.”  — Leonard Peltier   You bring into his cell Crazy Horse’s white Appaloosa. He lowers his … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

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