Social Justice

Fires are indiscriminate. Recovery isn’t.
Fires are indiscriminate. Recovery isn’t.
The disparate timeframes of rebuilding in California’s wine country and its poorest county, shown by data.
Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Brown Girls Climbing addresses trauma and is increasing diversity at the crag.
Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
Designing for access in outdoor spaces doesn’t mean paving pathways
A reckoning with assumptions about who wants to spend time in nature.
The grassroots groups helping asylum-seekers on the border
The grassroots groups helping asylum-seekers on the border
‘We had no choice but to make it work.’
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
The U.S. has seen a rise in hate crimes, but data shows that bigotry is a constant in Indian Country.
Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana
Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana
Oppression of tribal nations denies our shared potential to harness the power of sport.
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
When authorities fail families, Lissa Yellowbird-Chase steps in.
In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity
In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity
Where students reside and where schools thrive highlights an opportunity gap in New Mexico’s capital.
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
The bills would allow the state to sue protesters — and their supporters — and use the money for pipeline-related costs.
Is a new copyright law a ‘colonization of knowledge’?
Is a new copyright law a ‘colonization of knowledge’?
Indigenous oral histories have often been recorded and sold without permission.
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
A new fund would help low-income youth play in their public lands.
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
The real crisis at the border is of Trump’s own making.
Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country
Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country
Despite an agreement, royalties from ‘Wind River’ haven’t reached the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
The Green New Deal is already at work in one Portland neighborhood
The Green New Deal is already at work in one Portland neighborhood
How one community is building a green workforce to combat climate change.
On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles
On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles
Locals’ efforts prompted buffers for auto shops and air filter rules for new buildings.
Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way.
Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way.
New alliances are forming in the face of racism and an unprecedented political moment.
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
What the Violence Against Women Act could do in Indian Country — and one major flaw
What the Violence Against Women Act could do in Indian Country — and one major flaw
Women from 228 tribes in Alaska and four in Maine still aren’t protected by the act.
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Where city efforts fall short, activists try to add shade to the heat-stressed south side.
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
U.S. attorneys’ offices declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
Wildfire recovery is possible — for some Westerners
Wildfire recovery is possible — for some Westerners
Resilience depends on economics and history as much as fuel.
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
With restrictive new voter ID laws, Standing Rock leadership is sent into overdrive.
Is Arizona purposely keeping minority voters from the polls?
Is Arizona purposely keeping minority voters from the polls?
Since 2013, new laws have made it harder to vote — particularly for certain groups.
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