Indigenous

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Backing up the Standing Rock Sioux and its allies , a United Nations expert has called on the United States to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline . Echoing pipeline opponents' concerns , the statement from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, cited the pipeline's threats to drinking water and sacred...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a historic show of unity, more than 50 First Nations across North America on...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A tar sands plant emits fumes in Alberta
Confirming what a First Nations community surrounded by tar sands development...

Further

In a landmark ruling on a case filed by a group of Native Americans, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled six trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" because the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal laws banning offensive language. Team officials have long fought a change to the name, which refers to a colonial-era bounty on Native-American heads, from 50 pounds for adult male scalps to 20 for kids'. The team says any change...