Washington State Attorney General Adopts a Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policy with Tribes

If we are to finally stop the endless bloodbath of war and imperialism, then holding accountable the governments and populaces of those same military powers when they wantonly abuse the human rights of the Indigenous Peoples in “their” home territories is the rational first step to creating a more humane world. So remember those letters: #FPIC, F-P-I-C. Those four powerful letters may be a key to the future of our species.” Fawn Sharp President of the Quinault Indian Nation Continue reading

Native Village Integrates Solar and Storage to Cut Costs, Displace Diesel

Despite the nearly half a million barrels of oil produced in Alaska each day, there’s no such thing as a “hometown discount.” Instead, some remote rural villages shell out as much as $1/kilowatt-hour (kWh) for diesel-generated electricity—more than eight times the national average. Continue reading

Rep. Sharice Davids Presides Over House Floor for Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) today presided over the House Floor as the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 passed, improving critical protections and services for all victims of violence and abuse. Davids co-sponsored multiple amendments to the bill that address the crisis of violence against Native women and girls. Continue reading