Texas, Big Oil Target Indian Children In Bid To End Tribal Sovereignty

By Sarah Rose Harper and Jesse Phelps, Lakota People's Law Project. -

If the Supreme Court overturns the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) — a federal law that keeps Native children with Native families — tribal sovereignty could soon be a thing of the past in the [...]

I Awakened Here When the Earth Was New

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In late March 2021, 120 traditional owners from 40 different First People’s groups spent five days at the National First People’s Gathering on Climate Change in Cairns (Australia). Speaking on [...]

The Terrible Origins of July 4th

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an [...]

Sit-In To Mourn 215 Children Buried At Residential School

By Dilshad Burman, Toronto City News. -

Toronto, Canada - A small group of people rallied Monday in front of the statue of Egerton Ryerson on the Ryerson University campus to stage a sit-in mourning the 215 children found buried at the [...]

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021

By Ellys Segura, Diaspora Tribune. -

The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published [...]

Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship

By Land Needs Guardians.CA. -

Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands [...]

The Solutions We Seek Exist With We, The People

By Elena Ortiz, Green Fire Times. -

Traditionally, indigenous communities did not measure time in a linear way. Everything was cyclic. All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to [...]

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, [...]