Native Americans

California's Forage Wars

California's Forage Wars

Debra Utacia Krol

FEATURES

Co-published with High Country News and Roads & Kingdoms. In Mendocino County, California, these “guerilla gatherers” risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.

A Promise Unfulfilled: Water Pipeline Stops Short for Sioux Reservation

A Promise Unfulfilled: Water Pipeline Stops Short for Sioux Reservation

Seth Tupper

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. After 25 years and a half-billion dollars, only half of the project’s water delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation comes from the Missouri Riverunlike supplies for white ranchers.

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

Jenni Monet

ANALYSIS

Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. There is no beat in the American legacy press devoted solely to covering the country’s 573 tribal nations. But there should be—and it should be assigned to an Indigenous journalist.

Standing Rock's Pipeline Fight Brought Hope, Then More Misery

Standing Rock's Pipeline Fight Brought Hope, Then More Misery

Phil McKenna and Cassi Alexandra

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with InsideClimate News and The Huffington PostThe losing fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.

 

The "Firewater" Fairytale

The "Firewater" Fairytale

Maia Szalavitz

NEWSANALYSIS

Co-published with The VergeNo, Native Americans are not biologically more likely to become alcoholics. What's really to blame? Poverty, trauma, and colonialism itself.