native americans

coffee

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
4.19.19
DNA

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
12.21.18
native americans

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
11.21.18
Thanksgiving

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
11.20.18
beer

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
10.25.18
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
politics

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
10.16.18
politics

Why Is Warren Rehashing the 'Deeply Stupid' Debate Over Her Ancestry?

Her sharing of DNA test results are a preview of what's shaping up to be a petty and contentious 2020 race.
Eve Peyser
10.15.18
Moveable

These Indigenous Tribes in Nevada Are Embracing Bikeshare

Biking on Indigenous territory can help combat chronic illness and connect youth to the land.
Tracey Lindeman
7.12.18
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
Features

America Is Still Afraid of Heavy Metal

Two Native American metalheads were kicked off a campus tour last week by a white woman who feared their brown skin and black T-shirts. That fear is nothing new.
Kim Kelly
5.10.18
ecology

Fires Are Sometimes What a Forest Needs the Most

The Karuk Tribe in northern California has been prevented from practicing ceremonial landscape burns for 100 years. Now, ecologists are starting to realize that was a mistake.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.18
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