Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: Indian Country

Making sure the Census counts Indian Country

On top of the citizenship question, Indian Country faces the hurdles of being one of the hard-to-count populations and not trusting the government at all.

#NotInvisible: Groundbreaking legislation tackles epidemic of violence against Indigenous women

"Women are disappearing and dying in Indian country. We must act."

Indian Country moves to secure voting rights

Activists among tribes want to rally the Native vote. Because when they show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.

Why one Native family is donating their fracking proceeds to benefit...

A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.

Don’t let Trump drama distract you while Congress dismantles Medicaid

I’m obsessed with what this Congress is doing to the funding for health care, especially Medicaid, which insures 62.3 million Americans.

Drinking water in Indian Country: More violations, less EPA

Analysis shows more health violations but much less federal enforcement at tribal water treatment plants, suggesting “regulatory neglect.”

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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.