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Promised to the Crown: A Conversation with Aimie K. Runyan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Imagine choosing a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in a new land at behest of your King and country in order to marry and mother in the New World.

Bernie Sanders' Native American Advisor Is Fighting to End 'RedFace'

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Pierce Nahigyan

It is Sen. Sanders' recognition of the deplorable conditions on tribal reservations that has led him to become the first presidential candidate to actively involve Native Americans in his campaign.

Indigenous People Lead Effort to Keep 'Water Heart' Beating Strong in Northern Canada

Jennifer Lamson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer Lamson

For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.

What J.K. Rowling's New Story Can Teach Us About Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts

After leaving Harry Potter fans to subsist on rereads and tiny snippets about Professor McGonagall from Pottermore for what felt like decades, J.K. Ro...

Native Americans Propose Oil Railway to Valdez Alaska From Alberta

Diane M. Francis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

The railway would be a 50-50 partnership with aboriginal groups. It would require loan guarantees, from the federal, Alberta and Alaska governments, and private sector equity partners.

What Women Wear Daily: Male Aggression

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Cathrin Hagey

A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.

Could You Endure a Sweat Lodge Ceremony?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Garry Rodgers

Sweat ceremonies clean and heal, both physically and mentally. They purge the mind, bring clarity, and test participant's endurance, strength and courage. They're holy places where people renew their inherent deep and natural connection to the universe.

At Paris Climate Talks, Engaged Citizens Show Delegates What Is Possible

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Much of the media coverage of the Paris climate talks focuses on negotiations between country delegations. That work is vitally important. But here on the ground, it's clear that another powerful force is also shaping the outcome of the talks: civil society.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. cli...

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scient...

The Renames of The Day

Nastasya Trudeaux | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Nastasya Trudeaux

Indigenous People, American Indians, First Nations Peoples, Aboriginal People, Native Americans... for having so many monikers, one would think the American education system would maybe give us more than a paragraph or two in the history books.

U.S. and Canada Need Two-Way Super Partnership

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Canada faces existential challenges that should be addressed. In the spirit of politically-incorrect Donald, here a few major ones, not necessarily in order of importance.

Ashley Callingbull Is The First Native Mrs. Universe

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Ashley Callingbull, a 25-year-old from the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada, on Saturday became the first native woman and the first Canadian to e...

Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Canada is facing a critical moment in its history. The Canadian dollar is at an 11-year low, and some say the country is in a recession. Oil producer...

A New Report Says Canada Committed 'Cultural Genocide'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a landmark report on Tuesday that extensively details accounts of aboriginal children undergoing...

Power in the Blood: Chatting With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus FrazierBand, Brian Lisik and Bryan McPherson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Buffy's new new album Power In The Blood starts off with the remake of your classic "It's My Way." By kicking off the album with this track, was she making a statement about her creative approach this time out?

Goldman Prize Winners 2015: When Art Empowers Society, and So Much More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.

The Blessing of Heritage Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

I'm a Fitzgerald, freckles and all, but one piece missing is the mother language that must have been spoken in Ireland by earlier generations of relatives on my father's side.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in CA;...

What About Keystone South?

Tom Weis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.

Nations Defined by Agreement Rather Than Geography: Is This the Next Major Social Phenomenon?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Why should you or I have to wait until enough Republicans or Democrats join us in a majority for us to get done anything we think wise? Why don't we just get together with like-minded people and do it ourselves in the private sector?

Q&A With Ian McAllister: Protecting the World's Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

If you visit Canada's Great Bear Rainforest -- and you should -- you'd be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide. His knowledge of the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest is unparalleled, and his passion for conserving it is contagious.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

On tonight's episode of PBS's EARTH A New Wild, host M. Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. But this isn't your typical nature documentary. Tonight's episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together.

Laying Pipe in The Lower 48

Sam Slovick | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Sam Slovick

No one was surprised when the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and though a new video urges all to sign the NRDC petition advising Obama to veto the pipeline, which he will likely do, sooner or later the black snake from Alberta will penetrate the heartland of the U.S. and pipe will be laid.