For over a century, the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Reservation, located in the southwestern corner of South Dakota, has been completely dry. Even in the 1870s, when the reservation was established, it was widely recognized that the local Native population struggled with alcoholism. Today, the Native residents of the Pine Ridge reservation have the highest [ Read On… ]

Last May, the beer stores in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska were finally shuttered for good, after the Nebraska Liquor Control Board decided against renewing their licenses. This action came on the heels of more than 130 years of protests against the town and it’s sole industry. Groups ranging from Christian activists to members of [ Read On… ]

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s main protest encampment has been evicted, but the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline rages on. According to the Guardian, Storebrand, Norway’s largest private investor, sold off almost $35 million worth of shares in three companies connected to the controversial pipeline. Storebrand specializes in sustainable, socially conscious investing, so it [ Read On… ]

President-elect Donald J. Trump is wasting no time as he transitions toward his January 20, 2017 inauguration. He’s met with tech giants like Elon Musk of Tesla and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. He even held meetings with Kanye West, Leonardo Dicaprio and Anne Wintour. Now he’s moving from industry and environmental issues to Native American [ Read On… ]