Native American

The Least You Could Do

100 Ways to Support—Not Appropriate From—Native People

Don't even think about calling anyone/anything your spirit animal.
Simon Moya-Smith
11.21.18
Op-Ed

Native American Is Not My Race—It's Who I Am

Elizabeth Warren may feel vindicated about her ancestry, but defining Native American identity by race often results in dangerous challenges to Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Mariah Gladstone
10.19.18
pride

How Queer Heavy Metal Magick Saved Me

My alchemy practice promotes self-care as an act of personal and political resistance.
Natali Gonzalez
6.27.18
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
Ice Cream

'Red Indian' Ice Cream Flavor Is Not Being Well-Received in 2018

An ice cream parlor in Michigan has been selling cinnamon ice cream under this name for 50 years. But critics now claim the name is racist.
Mayukh Sen
3.26.18
Native American

Inside the Native American Foster Care Crisis Tearing Families Apart

A shortage of Native foster families has led to pain, lawsuits, and echoes of a painful history.
Debra Utacia Krol
2.8.18
Broadly

Inside the Sacred Ceremony That Ushers Apache Girls Into Womanhood

From running laps to finally receiving her Apache name, Mescalero Apache Tribe member Julene Geronimo takes Broadly through the four days of her arduous rite-of-passage.
Broadly Staff
2.2.18
Power to the Polls

Deb Haaland Is Ready to Fight 'for the American People, for Indian Tribes, for Us All'

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Livable Planet

Drinking Water and Native American Land Threatened by Proposed Pipeline Cutting Across Virginia and North Carolina

A 600-mile underground natural gas pipeline in the Southeast has communities divided and is prompting everyday residents to take action before the deal is done.
Kimberly Lawson
12.12.17
Rites of passage

Inside the Life-or-Death World of Competitive Bull Riding

At age 16, third-generation bull rider Bo Tyler Vocu is dominating one of the world's most dangerous sports.
VICE Staff
12.5.17
LGBTQ

Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation

The Navajo Nation—the biggest reservation in the US—can get lonely, especially if you identify as LGBTQ. But advocates and members of the community hope that change is coming.
Jeremy Meek
11.14.17
violence

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.17
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