Fort McKay First Nation, a reservation in northern Canada, is home to nearly 400 Cree, Dene and other indigenous people. In the 1950s and ‘60s, petroleum operations started to surround the community, extracting oil from the nearby tar sands.
Reveal goes to places where poisonous chemicals are so deadly that they can devastate a town. And they all have one thing in common: The people in these towns are overwhelmingly black, brown and poor.
In the middle of the night in fall 2013, California Department of Transportation workers dug into the earth to construct a new highway bypass in Willits. According to federal law, the local Pomo people had a right to send tribal monitors there, but they allegedly were barred from the nighttime construction.
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Regulations under the National Historic Preservation Act are tribes’ best legal tools to protect the cultural sites that bind them to their ancestral
One year later, one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation reflects on the protests and how the movement has changed the course of her life.
A woman remembers what life was like before her family was relocated from its ancestral home and her tribe from its most fertile farmland.
Less than a week after police razed Oceti Sakowin, the main demonstration camp behind the effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, some of the last resisters who hail from these prairie lands embraced the anniversary to find closure and to heal.
Known nationally as a laboratory of progressive values and environmental protection, California is perhaps the last place one would expect Big Oil to hold sway.
Bulldozers dug into temporary structures, police slashed open teepee-style dwellings and more than two dozen people were arrested at the heavily militarized evacuation of the last protesters at Oceti Sakowin, the main camp at Standing Rock.
As climate change ravages the North, an Inuit-led company in Inukjuak, Quebec, is pushing to build a small-scale hydro project that would end the community’s dependence on diesel. If they succeed dozens of communities across the Arctic could follow.