Native American

The Least You Could Do

100 Ways to Support—Not Appropriate From—Native People

Don't even think about calling anyone/anything your spirit animal.
Simon Moya-Smith

Native American Is Not My Race—It's Who I Am

Elizabeth Warren may feel vindicated about her ancestry, but defining Native American identity by race often results in dangerous challenges to Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Mariah Gladstone

Inside the Sacred Ceremony That Ushers Apache Girls Into Womanhood

From running laps to finally receiving her Apache name, Mescalero Apache Tribe member Julene Geronimo takes Broadly through the four days of her arduous rite-of-passage.
Broadly Staff
Power to the Polls

Deb Haaland Is Ready to Fight 'for the American People, for Indian Tribes, for Us All'

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini

Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation

The Navajo Nation—the biggest reservation in the US—can get lonely, especially if you identify as LGBTQ. But advocates and members of the community hope that change is coming.
Jeremy Meek

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson

'I Was Born to Be Here': One of the Last Standing Rock Protesters Speaks Out

Last week, North Dakota officials gave the remaining Dakota Access Pipeline protesters a deadline to evacuate the area: 2 PM today. We spoke to Native activist Laura Hinman, who has been posting updates from the camp, about how the fight will continue...
Linda Yang

'Miracles Are Happening': Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock

Thanks to the efforts of Standing Rock protesters, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has been diverted. Photographer Celine Guiout went to Standing Rock to shoot the women who made it happen.
Zing Tsjeng

How 'Porn’s New King’ Allegedly Swindled a Native American Tribe Out of Millions

Former internet porn baron Jason Galanis has been busted for scamming members of the Oglala Sioux Nation out of $60 million. A professor of Native American studies explains why tribal communities are at risk of fraud.
Sirin Kale