Indigenous

climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
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
ancient DNA

DNA Can Help Return Indigenous Remains to Ancestral Sites

“We propose that our approach can be used now and will be used routinely in the future to return remains to their rightful kin.”
Becky Ferreira
12.19.18
activism

How Activists Are Resisting a Megadam That Threatens ‘Cultural Genocide’

Indigenous protesters are engaging in civil disobedience and facing arrest to fight the $12.7 billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project in Newfoundland.
Deidre Olsen
12.7.18
telescopes

Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court

After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
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
languages

How ‘Westworld’ Uses Multilingualism to Explore Prejudice

From Japanese to Lakota, the show's foreign language episodes spotlight themes of identity and memory.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.18
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
HOTY2017

The Activist Fighting for High-Tech Reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous People

As executive director of the First Nations Technology Council, Denise Williams wants to equalize the digital playing field for BC’s Indigenous communities.
Jordan Pearson
1.25.18
HOTY2017

The Pilot Using Drones to Empower Marginalized Communities

Rhianna Lakin deploys drones to help people in need, and she's training others to do the same.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
Opinion

The Misguided Concept of 'Wilderness' Comes at the Expense of Indigenous Peoples

Trump's tax bill could open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
12.11.17
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