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 [...]

Large Indigenous Territories Are Necessary For Culture And Biodiversity

By Liz Kimbrough, Monga Bay. -

In Brazil, indigenous lands make up 13.5% of the national territory and are home to half a million indigenous peoples speaking 280 distinct languages. New research, published in the [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, legendary activist and author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, stopped by the podcast to discuss her journey to studying and writing about indigenous [...]

Indigenous Leadership Points The Way Out Of The COVID Crisis

By Yoav Litvin, Truthout. -

The United States is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 1.2 million people and claimed over 70,000 lives. President Donald Trump has failed the American public, [...]

Victory: Evangelical Missionaries Barred From Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

By Survival International. -

Brazil - In a landmark ruling, a Brazilian judge has blocked evangelical missionaries from making contact with uncontacted tribes in the Javari Valley, home to the greatest concentration of such [...]

Trump Administration Ordered Land Taken Out Of Trust, Tribal Chairman Says

By Ryan Spencer, Capenews.net -

The secretary of the Department of the Interior has ordered that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s reservation land be disestablished, Tribal Council chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement [...]

Indian Health Services Is Ill-Prepared For The Coronavirus Crisis

By Dr. Melissa Riley, Rewire.news. -

Most Native Americans rely on Indian Health Services (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for their health-care needs. Since it was established in 1955, [...]

Native Activists Are Forging A Just Transition To Renewable Energy

By Winona LaDuke, Truthout.org -

Native activists and youth are shaping a clear vision for the transition necessary to guide us toward an environmentally just future — and there are more of them coming. Nationally, the Sunrise [...]

The Settler Playbook: Understanding Responses To #ShutDownCanada In Historical Context

By Sarah Rotz, Daniel Rück, and Sean Carleton, Activehistory.ca -

On February 7, militarized RCMP arrested and removed Wet’suwet’en land defenders from their unceded territories, triggering demonstrations and blockades across the country. With large parts of [...]

Explosive Letter Reveals BC Solicitor Lied, Ordered Police Deployment Against Wet’suwet’en

By Staff, Bccla.org -

VANCOUVER/ (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories, March 6, 2020 – Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties [...]

Indigenous Youth Arrested At BC Legislature In Support Of Unist’ot’en

By Staff, Unistoten.camp -

Powerful actions have continued through the week demanding that RCMP and CGL stand down. Last night five Indigenous youth leaders we're arrested inside the BC Legislature for occupying Scott [...]

‘Against Colonial Violence And Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists And Allies Target Mining Industry Convention In Toronto

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

Hundreds of people led by Indigenous land defenders and a coalition of environmental groups worked to shut down a large mining industry convention in downtown Toronto on Sunday, blockading the [...]