On 4/20, feminist conversations shift to the war on drugs and its disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities.
Research shows that many children are aware of and make judgements based on race well before they reach kindergarten, so they could be absorbing the images they see in Dr. Seuss books (or elsewhere) more than their parents realize.
Meet Jenni Monet, journalist and founder of the weekly newsletter Indigenously: Decolonizing Your Newsfeed and tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo.
She was the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She was banned from the airwaves by two U.S. presidents. She’s the only Indigenous artist ever to win an Academy Award. Folk hero. Songwriter icon. Living legend.
A long overdue work prioritizes Indigenous artist Buffy Sainte-Marie’s voice foremost, allowing her to set the record straight.
Nearly 40 million Americans faced hunger before the pandemic, and millions will surely continue to struggle even as the country begins its recovery. The FEED Act represents the best kind of creative thinking so desperately needed right now, crossing partisan barriers to feed people who are hungry, uplifting struggling businesses and supporting state and local governments that have been hard-hit by the pandemic’s devastating impact on tax revenues.
If confirmed, Deb Haaland will become the nation’s most powerful Native American leader in our 243-year history. She will lead the Department of the Interior, the very department “whose centuries of broken promises and benign neglect has contributed to the slow erosion of Indigenous culture.”
As the Biden-Harris administration begins its first 100 days, Indian Country looks to the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations to hold the newly elected officials accountable. The cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a promising first action, but there is more to be done.
An ideal world is one in which the perceived harms and dangers of someone’s behavior aren’t met with life-threatening punishment, nor with actions that leave children parent-less. An ideal world is one without mass incarceration, where people are given the tools they need to heal and thrive without imprisonment.
In his newest round of Cabinet nominations, President-Elect Joe Biden tapped Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as the first Indigenous secretary of the interior. Haaland, who currently serves as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, would also be the first Native American to ever hold a secretary position in the Cabinet.
She spoke alongside fellow climate and energy appointees on Saturday, Dec. 19, promising to “be fierce for all of us, for our planet and all of our protective land.”
U.S. defense strategies—including nuclear weapons—harm and disregard people of color and women from the hyperlocal to the global scale. For change to take place, we must demand justice and equality on every front, including national security.