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Tehassi Hill, tribal chairman of the Oneida Nation, stands outside a U.S. appeals court in 2019 after arguments in a case that has made its way to the Supreme Court. AP Photo/Kevin McGill

Native American children’s protection against adoption by non-Indian families is before the Supreme Court

A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
Participants in the Indigenous Peoples Of the Americas Parade in New York City, Oct. 15, 2022. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

What makes someone Indigenous?

Geographic, cultural and political identity are all part of being Indigenous.
In the face of governmental efforts to dismantle Indigenous agricultural economies, Indigenous communities have made important strides toward food sovereignty. (Shutterstock)

Indigenous food sovereignty requires better and more accurate data collection

A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, with an observatory visible on its summit. Native Hawaiians consider the mountain sacred and object to construction on it. Chris Condon/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Native Americans’ decadeslong struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress

Native Hawaiians see Mauna Kea mountain as sacred. Scientists use its summit for research. A new policy called co-management may help resolve this land conflict and similar ones across the US.
Members of the Forward Marching Band perform at a HONK! Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Oct. 7, 2017. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Building something better: How community organizing helps people thrive in challenging times

Organizers across the US are finding innovative grassroots strategies for helping people thrive. Many of these ventures emphasize working together as part of communities and collective systems.
Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children. Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools – a historian whose family survived them explains

A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Census takers went door to door in 2020, as in past years, seeking to make the count as accurate as possible. AP Photo/John Raoux

2020 census miscounted Americans – 4 questions answered

When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
Change the Flag supporters protest on the steps of the statehouse on July 16, 2020 in Boston. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images

The Massachusetts flag glorifies the violence committed by colonizers – Native Americans want it changed

Native Americans are slowly ridding America of demeaning caricatures. It’s unclear whether Massachusetts will do the same and remake its flag that now glorifies violence committed by colonizers.
The number of people in the U.S. who identify as Native American rose from 2010 to 2020. Associated Press

How the Native American population in the US increased 87% says more about whiteness than about demographics

They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.

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