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What’s the Difference Between Indigenous Nations Co-managing or Co-stewarding Their Land? A Lot.

High Bridge Trail at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Photo from Flickr by the Bureau of Land Management California from By Taylar Dawn Stagner / Grist For a decade, wind farm companies had been eyeing Molok Luyuk — a mountain ridge of religious importance to tribes in northern California, whose people have worked for years […]

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Oil Companies Contaminated a Family Farm. The Courts and Regulators Let the Drillers Walk Away.

By Mark Olade and Nick Bowlin / Grist Climate News This story was originally published by ProPublica and was produced in partnership with Capital & Main and Gray Television/InvestigateTV. The first sign of trouble bubbled up from gopher holes a stone’s throw from Stan Ledgerwood’s front door. The salt water left an oily sheen on the soil and a swath […]

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UN Puts Spotlight on Attacks Against Indigenous Land Defenders

Indigenous Peoples protest in Washington. Photo from Wikimedia Commons from January 20, 2017. By Sarah Sax / Grist When around 70,000 Indigenous Maasai were expelled from their lands in northern Tanzania in 2022, it didn’t happen in a vacuum. For years, the Tanzanian government has systematically attacked Maasai communities, imprisoning Maasai leaders and land defenders on trumped-up charges, confiscating livestock, […]