This piece is part of Splinter’s series The New Guard, where we interview progressive candidates who are running in 2018 midterm races across the country to shake up the Democratic Party establishment.
The Democratic Party prides itself on being inclusive and advocating for communities of color, but there was a time when racism was at the center of its policies.
The Penobscot Indian Reservation, established through a settlement with the state of Maine in 1980, begins about 12 miles north of Bangor at the foot of a bridge that stretches across the Penobscot River. Technically, the boundaries of the tribal territory stretch in a thin line 60-odd miles up the river from there.…
Indigenous activists and allies, shut down a street and occupied the lobby of the JPMorgan Chase headquarters in Seattle to say no to oil pipelines that would put their communities—and lives—at risk.
There’s at least 75 miles of the U.S.‐Mexico border where National Guard troops can’t go, no matter what President Donald Trump says.
Four hours west of Albuquerque, over the mud brown desert hills, past the impossibly expansive golden plains strewn with flat-topped mountains pressed on god’s griddle, north of Gallup, New Mexico, “The Most Patriotic Small Town in America,” in tiny Chinle, Arizona, off Indian Route 7, on a dirt-paved side street not…
A judge in Hawaii has issued a warrant for the arrest of Maui resident and activist Kaleikoa Kaʻeo because he tried to communicate in his native Hawaiian language during court proceedings. Both English and Hawaiian are official languages in Hawaii.
Hundreds of environmental and indigenous activists stormed the Washington state legislature on Monday to call for urgent action on climate change.
Hundreds of Native American leaders and environmental activists and are fighting to keep a Puget Sound Energy natural gas plant off their land in Tacoma, WA.
“As [Native Americans], we are raised to stand up and fight for water,” Native activist Dakota Case said. “Our culture, our way of living...our food, our salmon,…
While many were able to spend their Thanksgiving weekend fighting with their family about long-buried secrets and stewing resentments, vandals spent it trashing a middle and high school primarily serving Native American students in South Minneapolis.
On Monday, President Donald Trump presided over a ceremony to honor the Navajo Code Talkers, who helped ensure American victory in World War II. But, Trump being Trump, the president couldn’t help but fuck it up with racism.
We’ve been sold a myth about the first Thanksgiving for generations. In reality, white settlers rewarded indigenous people’s kindness by enslaving Native populations and carrying out widespread genocide.
Family and members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe are questioning why a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 14-year-old Native American boy in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday morning.
“Just do it,” President Trump reportedly told a room full of Native American tribal leaders, whom he hosted at the White House in June. By “just do it,” Trump wasn’t referring to the Nike slogan. He meant: drill and extract as much from Native American land as possible without regard for federal regulations.
The devastating wildfires in Northern California continue to burn through homes and businesses, leaving dozens dead and thousands without shelter.
A South Dakota high school has canceled all its scheduled homecoming activities and forfeited its upcoming football game against another local school on a nearby Native American reservation after students were photographed participating in a stunt demanding their rivals “go back to the rez.”
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Sicangu Lakota hip hop artist and music producer Frank Waln has a dreamy new music video, for a track called “Good Way,” featuring Gunner Jules and Rollie Raps.
“Laughter and comedy is often employed by oppressed peoples in native communities as a mechanism just to get through the fucking hard shit that we’ve been through.”
It’s weird that a village in central New York state called Whitesboro would use a seal that depicts a white man strangling a Native American man to the ground, right?? The residents of Whitesboro don’t think so; they voted to keep their super-racist village logo last year. Even so, the village decided to overhaul the…