This tribe’s courageous effort to save California condors could be shot down under Trump

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net Since President Donald Trump’s election, conservationists have been worried about the potential for wildlife protections to be scaled back in the name of economic growth. Also worried is a Native American tribe in northern California that has been working for over a decade to reintroduce the nearly extinct California…

First U.S. Climate Refugees Fear Rising Seas Will Drown Their Heritage

By Renee Lewis / Source NewsDeeply.com RISING SEAS DUE to climate change are forcing the relocation of Native American coastal communities from Louisiana to Alaska, and tribal leaders say they are worried that their traditional lifestyles may not survive resettlement. Last week, residents of Shishmaref, an Iñupiaq village in Alaska, voted to leave their disappearing…

Native Americans are getting a major new benefit from national parks

By: Renee Lewis / Source: Fusion RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash.—High in the alpine meadows surrounding Washington state’s Mount Rainier, Native American tribes gathered huckleberries and other traditional plants every autumn for thousands of years. After the area became a national park at the turn of the 20th century, their tradition of collecting plants was outlawed. The law…