Erosion and sea-level rise are coming for their Louisiana home. They’re staying anyway.
Co-published with Grist. For members of Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe, relocating means a lot more than simply packing up and moving.
The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty
Co-published with The Nation. Baby O’s case is at the center of a lawsuit to bring down the Indian Child Welfare Act. But far from proving ICWA should …
Can This Tribe of ‘Salmon People’ Pull Off One More Win?
Co-published with The New York Times. The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Will it succeed against yet another threat?
Texas Draws Criticism With Plan to Lure Tourists to Sites Where Indigenous People Were Banished
Co-published with the Texas Observer and The Guardian. Nations once exterminated or displaced are now being asked to help bring in tourism dollars.
On the Louisiana Coast, an Indigenous Community Loses Homes to Erosion
Co-published with Scientific American. For the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, climate change has forced a permanent retreat inland.
How the Alabama-Coushatta Use Fire to Save the Longleaf Pine
Co-published with Texas Observer. In an ecosystem that needs fire to flourish, the actions of the tribe could decide the future of the longleaf pine.
As Companies Build Thousands of Cell Towers, Indigenous Nations are Faced with Difficult Choices
Co-published with the Texas Observer. In Texas, a tiny staff of tribal officials field hundreds of requests each day to build 5G towers in areas of cultural …
Tribal Territories Have the Right to Protect Their People Against the Pandemic
Co-published with The Nation. South Dakota has resisted shutting down in the face of Covid-19. The Cheyenne River Reservation is taking matters into its own hands.
COVID-19 Response has Been Starkly Different for Indigenous Communities in Texas
Co-published with the Texas Observer. While coronavirus rates remain high, officials have taken unprecedented actions not found anywhere else in the state.