Disrupting climate change: 13 tech innovators helping to save the planet
From wringing water from air to weaving clothes with zero waste, these climate heroes are pushing the boundaries of technology to decarbonize and detoxify the earth.
Berkeley professor sparks anger over false Indigenous heritage
Elizabeth Hoover admitted that she had claimed Native American heritage that she did not have, apologizing for the "hurt, harm, and broken trust" she caused.
Forest Conservation Projects Must Be Community-Led
We strongly advocate for more women and young people in REDD+ decision-making.
Massachusetts state flag lands in middle of culture wars
The organization, Change the Mass Flag, has argued that the imagery on the state flag is "a symbol of violence against Indigenous people."
Amazon Summit Can Strengthen Biden's Relationship with Brazil's Lula
President Joe Biden pledged to mobilize $20 billion for the Amazon, but that promise remains unfilled. Now is the time to turn words into action by moving boldly on three fronts.
Montana Republican looks to change Indian reservation system
A two-page resolution claims Indian reservations were "created in a different time and place and under circumstances that no longer exist."
COP15 Should Address Indigenous Land Rights
International actors should meet with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), not only to understand the situation on the ground, but also to spread awareness of positive impacts.
Creating Oases of Change Amid the Hunger Crisis in Africa
Local, indigenous knowledge is critical to early warning and early action needed to get ahead of climate crises.
Indigenous People Need Real Compensation for Climate Change
As climate talks wrapped up at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt this past month, the attending delegates agreed to make long-awaited history. For the first time, the United Nations adopted a pact to establish a "loss and damage" fund for developing nations that have borne the brunt of climate disasters over the years.
It's Time to Give Native Americans and Others the Respect They Deserve
American society is steadily becoming more diverse, yet Americans still have far to go in recognizing that no one culture or set of beliefs is superior to others.
'The English' star on First Nations role—more than "a bow and arrow"
William Belleau loved playing the bad guy because First Nations characters were usually just seen carrying "a bow and arrow and speaking broken English."
Hurricane Nicole leaves scenes of destruction on Daytona Beach
The hurricane weakened to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression, but it continues to bring heavy rains to parts of the southeast.
What is Indigenous North American stickball? Google Doodle celebrates sport
The November 1, 2022, Google Doodle marks the start of U.S. Native American Heritage Month.
Cherokee delegate pushes for Congress to honor 200-year-old promise
On Indigenous Peoples Day, Kim Teehee told Newsweek that she hopes to be the Cherokee Nation's first delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022: Everything to know
Cherokee Nation's principal chief described Indigenous Peoples Day as "very meaningful for Native peoples all over the country."
On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Discuss Big Oil's War on Native Rights
There is no better way to honor us than by stopping Big Oil's war on tribal sovereignty.
College Failed to Tell Indigenous People of Human Remains, Sacred Items
More than 250 boxes including skeletal ancestor remains and sacred items were found in a derelict basement at the University of North Dakota earlier this year.
John Wayne Trends in Wake of Sacheen Littlefeather Oscars Apology
Littlefeather claimed Wayne had to be held back by six security guards while trying to accost her on stage at the 1973 Oscars.
What Does the Climate Movement Need to Succeed? More Hip Hop
Instead of white-led groups and white politicians asking how to get Black youth to care about climate change, the real question is, how do we get mainstream environmentalists to care about youth of color, engage with the activist work these young people are already doing, invest in them and help amplify their voices?
Pope Apologizes for 'Deplorable Evil' After Mass Graves Found at Schools
"I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples," Pope Francis said in a speech to Canada's Native people.
Why Pope Francis Is Apologizing to Indigenous People During Canada Visit
Newsweek has everything you need to know about why Pope Francis is apologizing to indigenous people during his visit to Canada.
Support for Indigenous Is Key to Protecting the Amazon
We urgently need to have more Indigenous voices at the negotiating table, more resource flowing to strengthen these Indigenous voices, and greater support on the ground to guarantee their well-being.
Cops Caught Joining Bridal Photoshoot at Death Scene Sparks Outrage
"I feel sick of the Thunder Bay Police," said resident Dave Guilbeault. "They showed no respect and the wedding party had no respect."
Woman With Face Tattoo Says 'Racist' Nightclub Refused Her Entry
The facial tattoos that the woman calls "reva reva" are a marking of her indigenous Papua New Guinean heritage, she said.
Indigenous Peoples Versus Colonial Conservation
Without decolonizing conservation, the outcome of the global effort to mitigate climate change through land conservation will likely be permanent displacement—and the possible extinction—of Indigenous peoples worldwide.
Pope's Upcoming Canada Visit Aims At Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples
Pope Francis will make the transatlantic trip in part to apologize in person for past abuses suffered by Indigenous people at the hands of the Catholic Church.
What Environmental Justice Looks Like (And Why It Matters)
It's been a long time coming to get America as a country, and states like Vermont and Arizona, to commit to environmental justice.
Latin America Needs a Human Rights-Based Recipe for Post-Pandemic Recovery
Decisive actions are urgently needed—not empty slogans.
Noah Reid Discusses Fighting for What's Right in Broadway's 'The Minutes'
The "Schitt's Creek" star talked to Newsweek about playing an outsider in town politics who's more concerned with society's safety of than his own.
On Climate Change, Engage with Tribes as Partners not Applicants
Now is a pivotal moment to change the status quo and finally recognize the strength and value of traditional knowledge, sovereignty and culture.