Indian Country Vote Key in South Dakota, Alaska and Wisconsin Races

Indian Country Vote Key in South Dakota, Alaska and Wisconsin Races

New America Media, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

Two years ago Indian Country voters outperformed, making a difference in South Dakota and Montana, the only two states Nate Silver called wrong.

Obama’s State of the Union to Call for Investing In Young People; Will Congress Listen?


Indian Country, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jan 20, 2015

Indian country is rarely mentioned during a presidential State of the Union. That’s too bad. There is so much a president could do to improve the administration of federal Indian policy.


Four Reasons Why Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Goner


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 06, 2015

Here are four reasons why the pipeline might never be built: Climate change, politics, and of course, the price of oil.


Disasters and Triumphs: 10 Major Environmental Stories in Indian Country During 2014


Indian Country, News Report, Staff, Posted: Dec 30, 2014

The 10 most prominent environmental stories of 2014 constituted a wide range of events—extreme weather, natural disasters, major administrative decisions and potent activism. Some of the issues were ongoing. Others surfaced for the first time. And still others rose from a slow burn to a sudden burst of headlines.


Navajo Elders Denied Help 100 Miles from Agencies That Forget Human Factor


Navajo Times/New America Media , News Report, Colleen Keane , Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Rural Navajo elders are denied aid to help them stay independent, while experts say health and service agencies need to look more closely at the human factor.


Hard Winter for California Farmworkers


New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon, Posted: Dec 22, 2014

When the harvest season ends, unemployment rates rise for California farmworkers.


The 43 Missing in Mexico - Thoughts From a 'Normalista' in the U.S.


We'Ced / New America Media, First Person, Carolina Arceo, as told to Andres Reyes, Posted: Dec 14, 2014

Carolina Arceo of Merced, Calif., shares a common bond with the 43 missing students in Mexico -- she too studied at a Rural Normal school.


Tribes Say CalTrans Illegally Destroying Historical Sites for Bypass


Indian Country Today, News Report, Marc Dadigan, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Since the $200 million construction began, Sherwood Valley and other Pomo tribal officials say they have witnessed and documented CalTrans blatantly violating National Historic Preservation Act.


In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children


New America Media, News Feature, Jenny Manrique , Posted: Oct 28, 2014

A growing number of religious congregations are offering their churches as a sanctuary for unaccompanied children from Central America.

Misty Upham's Father Fears She May Have Committed Suicide


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Charles Upham, father of award-winning actress Misty Upham, who has been missing since last Sunday, says he fears she may have committed suicide.

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