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14 Powerful Native Leaders to Celebrate on Indigenous People’s Day

Instead of Christopher Columbus, recognize the work of these incredible leaders.


How Bernie Sanders Won Over Young Native American Voters

Only 13% of Native Americans receive a college degree.


Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.


JUUL Pitched Native American Tribes. It Did Not Go Well

"Anytime part of the tobacco industry targets Native tribes, it raises a lot of alarms."


Coffee Company Voluntarily Changing Its Name Over Cultural Appropriation Concerns

For 14 years, Wisconsin-based Kickapoo Coffee has sold award-winning fair trade and organic coffee—but now it's Kickapoo no more.


Nick Sandmann — caught on camera smirking at Native man — says he wasn’t smirking

The MAGA hat–wearing student from Kentucky is seen in viral video smirking at the Native American activist in D.C. Friday as his peers jumped, heckled, and mocked the elder


The NIH Is Bypassing Tribal Sovereignty to Harvest Genetic Data From Native Americans

NIH’s plan to collect DNA from Native Americans without properly consulting them is “biocolonialism,” Indigenous leaders say, arguing that tribes must be in control of their data.


The Native Americans Who Saved the Pilgrims Could Lose Their Land, Again

A court battle in Massachusetts could have consequences for tribes all over the country.


How to Support Indigenous People on Thanksgiving

Here are some ideas for what to do on Thanksgiving instead of showing your gratitude for colonizers.


Judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline

A Montana judge blocked Trump's presidential permit, saying the environmental analysis fell short of a ‘hard look.’


How Two Native American Women Are Shaking Up Albuquerque’s Craft Brewing Scene

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. is the only Native woman-owned brewery in the U.S., and a haven for the local LGBTQ and indigenous communities.


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.