The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s multi-year fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline focused international attention on the Lakota people’s spiritual teachings to protect their first medicine, Mni Wiconi, sacred water. Despite ongoing lawsuits by tribes to stop the flow of oil, Donald Trump signed an Order... Read More
JoAnn Kauffman slides into a secluded booth at a restaurant in SeaTac, Washington. There is a Māori tattoo on her left arm. Besides celebrating New Zealand’s proud indigenous people, it is a testament to her family, whose strong women have inspired her life’s work.
“The Māori tattoos are so she... Read More
Ray Cook: I was reading an article about Standing Rock and pipelines, and the term stewards of the land came up in reference to Native nations and people. It was a positive reference—but what does it mean? And what does it mean for us? Is there a teaching here?... Read More