native americans

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
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
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
TIME TRAVEL

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.
Brian Anderson
8.24.17
water

The Dakota Access Water Protectors Were Leaving—Then Came Trump’s Order

After Trump's order greenlighting construction of the pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is ready to fight again.
Paul Spencer
1.24.17
earth

Dakota Pipeline Construction Halted for Environmental Review

Construction on the pipeline stopped until the Army Corps of Engineers can conduct an environmental impact assessment.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.4.16
ANIMALS

Native Americans Domesticated Turkeys Hundreds of Years Before Thanksgiving

Native Americans in Eastern North America had domesticated the holiday birds hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving.
Grennan Milliken
11.21.16
environment

The Tribe Protesting the Dakota Pipeline Is Ready to Defend Its Wireless Network

"We as tribal nations have never given up our airspace."
Paul Spencer
11.1.16
Canada

A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

A report from Bella Bella B.C., where the crash of the Nathan E. Stewart has contaminated the Heiltsuk First Nation’s waters and land.
Kyle Artelle
10.31.16
Internet

Native Americans Are Resisting the Dakota Pipeline With Tech and Media Savvy

The North Dakota protests are about more than climate change and free speech. They speak to racist assumptions about who’s tech savvy and who’s not.
Paul Spencer
10.29.16
News

Facebook Has Tweaked Its Controversial 'Real Name' Policy

Facebook wants to make it harder for trolls to get users accounts suspended, and help flagged users keep their accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.15.15
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