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Video: Counter Mapping

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Chris Winters: How This Year’s Struggles Set Us Up for a Bold, Hopeful 2019

Our fragile democracy needs the will of the people to protect it, but the events of 2018 prove that Americans are up to the challenge. Those of us constantly assessing … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Molly Fisk: Desolation :: Reservation

Thousands of acres of parched ground. Dead sage, scattered shacks made from tin and rescued plywood, burned-out single-wides, pick-ups rusting in place where their engines stopped. No sign of life … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ynske Boersma: The Defenders

Colombian women are putting their lives on the line for the Earth. . ACROSS THE WORLD, environmental activists defending their land, wildlife, and natural resources against large dams, industrial agriculture, … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kayla DeVault: Native and European—How Do I Honor All Parts of Myself?

Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics. . One memory comes to me like a photo. It’s a snapshot of … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: In the murky waters of climate change, native fishers are among the most vulnerable

. A treaty signed in 1836 grants members of the Ottawa and Chippewa tribe rights to fish in the waters of Lake Michigan. After nearly 200 years, the treaty is … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Matika Wilbur: I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

It is important to understand that decolonization is a physical action and that since the creation of the United Nations, more than 80 countries have decolonized; which is to say, … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sarah van Gelder: We Need Radical Imagination

Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power. There are many consequences to the near … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mary Annette Pember: Try Something New — Decolonize Your Mind

I tend to lie low during Native American History Month and dodge the Moon of Explaining Indians to White People. But not this year. . Traditionally, Ojibwe people observe a … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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