Native American Rights Groups Are Targeting Six States to Fight Voter Suppression in 2020
Four Directions is targeting states with voter ID laws, like Wisconsin and North Dakota, as well as those with low Native American turnout, like Nevada.
For Native Americans, the Battle Against Voter Suppression in North Dakota Is Only the Beginning
Indigenous high schoolers are organizing to let their families vote in an election they argue is designed to block them from the polls.
Native Americans Are Suing North Dakota Over Voter Suppression
It now appears Native American North Dakotans are unable to vote, even when they have proof of their residential addresses.
How Native American Leaders Are Trying to Tackle Voter Suppression in North Dakota
Rights activists are urging communities of color to get creative about circumventing attempts to suppress their vote ahead of next month's decisive mid-term elections.
Field Notes: Aboard an Oil Rig in Watford City, North Dakota
Watford City, North Dakota: Drillers perfect "the curve," a 1,000-foot portion of the oil well where the line gradually shifts from vertical to horizontal, on the Raven Drilling company rig.
The Native American Protests in North Dakota Are About More Than an Oil Pipeline
Do the last few weeks mark a turning point for environmental activism?
The Human Cost of Keystone XL
In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it.
Boom & Bust: How Big Oil Boomtowns Can Survive—and Thrive
To kick off our week-long series on booms and busts, Jamie Wiebe looks to North Dakota, currently the fastest-growing state in the union, to see how local planners are preparing for what's widely considered to be an inevitable crash.
An Accident Waiting to Happen: The Peril of Transporting Crude by Rail
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.
This Is Your Town on Fracking: A Visit to Williston, North Dakota
Elizabeth Royte finds herself stranded in Williston, North Dakota, at the heart of a new oil boom in the United States.