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How Bernie Sanders Won Over Young Native American Voters

Only 13% of Native Americans receive a college degree.
Morgan Baskin
18 hours ago

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.
Samuel Gilbert

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."
Alex Norcia

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.
Jelisa Castrodale
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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
Rex Santus

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.
Terri Hansen
Jacqueline Keeler
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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.
Debra Utacia Krol

How to Support Indigenous People on Thanksgiving

Here are some ideas for what to do on Thanksgiving instead of showing your gratitude for colonizers.
Leila Ettachfini
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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.’
Hilary Beaumont

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.
Diana Hubbell

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

Actual Native Americans Have More to Worry About Than Warren's DNA

Some Native Americans are outraged that Elizabeth Warren claimed any connection to a tribe, while others are disturbed by the focus on blood.
Debra Utacia Krol