Native Life

Federal Courts Sentence Native Americans to Longer Prison Terms

How federal authority over tribes fails to provide equal justice under the law

The Indigenous Growers Reviving Hemp’s Deep Roots

“Cannabis and hemp offer solutions to many challenges in an industrial society”
A man stands on reservation land in Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Looting Tribal Land

Individuals and corporations trespass on Native property and plunder resources, with little accountability

The Bad River Chippewa Take on an Oil Giant: Review of ‘Bad River: A Story of Defiance’

A new film chronicles how the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are united in their opposition to Enbridge pipelines

Tribes Call on NASA to Halt Desecration of the Moon

Indigenous leaders accuse NASA of using a loophole to bypass promises made to Native nations

Wiping Away the Tears

Carrying repatriated artifacts, a new generation of Lakota ride to honor those who died in the Wounded Knee Massacre

Appalachian Trout Struggle To Survive Climate Change

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fear their tribal fisheries are under threat
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Native Life
August 9, 2023

Will a Century-Old Doctrine Help Preserve Tribal Water Rights in the West?

“While Indian tribes have to determine their water rights for the rest of their future, our cities, towns and counties don’t.”

Scott King, Sierra Nevada Ally
Native Life
July 21, 2023

Tribes Take the Lead on Regenerative Agriculture

Ioway, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Quapaw share their traditional practices with both Native and nonnative farmers to improve the soil and water for everyone

Eva Tesfaye, Harvest Public Media
Environment
June 29, 2023

Cherokee Push for Dam Removal to Restore Fish Populations

A victory for wildlife on North Carolina's Oconaluftee River