Water Should Not Be Traded On Wall Street

By Avexnim Cojti, Cultural Survival. -

On December 8, 2020, several media sources reported that fresh water started to be traded on Wall Street as a commodity such as gold and wheat. This comes as water scarcity is increasing in [...]

Native Youth Provide For Community And Elders During Covid Pandemic

By Rae Rose, Last Real Indians. -

2020 has been a year of many trials across Indian Country. Across our many Nations, rural, city and everywhere in between, we are all coping with the catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 virus. [...]

Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land [...]

The Ongoing Incarceration Of California’s Indigenous Peoples

By Morning Star Gali, Black Agenda Report. -

For 25 years, Indigenous rights activists fought for an official UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  — for a document that doesn’t just affirm our individual human rights, but [...]

Fracking Shatters Illusions Of A Clean British Columbia

By Peter McCartney, The Georgia Straight. -

Wind howls in my ears. My fingers are numb. It’s midnight and I’m on top of Pink Mountain, near Mile 147 of the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia. As I look out into the night, [...]

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Committee Releases Final Report

By Arizona Legislature Indigenous Peoples Caucus, Indian Country Today. -

Arizona's Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has posted its final report, including dozens of specific legislative, law enforcement and other policy [...]

How Hitler Found His Blueprint For A German Empire

By David Carroll Cochran, Waging Nonviolence. -

Native peoples in the United States continue to struggle for justice. While this year brought some important victories, such as Washington’s NFL team finally dropping its racist name and logo, [...]

‘We Have To Be Ever More Vigilant’ About The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The agreement took some 25 years of diplomacy, negotiations back and forth, defining words, until finally a document was produced that 144 of the world’s nations agreed to sign on September 13, [...]

The New Faces Of BC’s Old-Growth Activism

By Serena Renner, The Tyee. -

Torrance Coste’s dusty Nissan XTerra disappears in a cloud of grey dirt. He’s checking out recent logging activity around Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island for the [...]

Chiapas, The Return Of Paz Y Justicia

By Luis Hernández Navarro, Chiapas Support Committee. -

Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, [...]

Navajo Nation And White Mountain Apache Tribe Chase Down A Virus

By Kalen Goodluck, High Country News. -

On a mild morning in April at Arizona’s Whiteriver Indian Hospital, Dr. Ryan Close tested nasal swabs from two members of an eight-person household on the Fort Apache Reservation northwest of [...]

Oklahoma Is – Always Has Been – Native Land

By Dwanna L. McKay, The Conversation. -

Any shock that tribal nations have sovereignty over their own land reflects a serious misunderstanding of American history. For Oklahoma – indeed, all of North America – has always been, for lack [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It [...]

Unprecedented Ruling For Indigenous Peoples

By Matías Duarte, Diego Morales and Erika Schmidhuber Peña, Open Global Rights. -

On April 2, a ruling issued in Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights resounded strongly in the arid north of Argentina. For more than two decades, the original communities of the [...]

Suicidal Empire

By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Popular Resistance. -

Let us talk about the suicidal aspect. Ever since the US government turned its economy to the control of a "federal reserve" (which is not federal or government but private bankers), it had [...]