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Anna V. Smith

High Country News

Paonia, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Anna:

What new national monuments are likely under Biden? — High Country News – Know the West

New designations could help meet conservation goals set by the administration. → Read More

At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes — High Country News – Know the West

Chi’chil Biłdagoteel exemplifies the larger struggle tribes face over protecting off-reservation, culturally important lands. → Read More

The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear (Water and equity in the Klamath Basin) — High Country News – Know the West

Another dry year pushes tribal nations, federal agencies and irrigators to find long-lasting solutions. → Read More

Will history repeat in a dry Klamath Basin this summer? — High Country News – Know the West

This year’s drought is worse than in 2001, when political and environmental tensions exploded into the national spotlight. → Read More

Ongoing fish kill on the Klamath River is an ‘absolute worst-case scenario’ (Ongoing fish kill on the Klamath River is an ‘absolute worst-case scenario’) — High Country News – Know the West

Unprecedented drought in the Klamath Basin leaves communities wondering how they will make it through the summer. → Read More

Ongoing fish kill on the Klamath River is an ‘absolute worst-case scenario’ — High Country News – Know the West

Unprecedented drought in the Klamath Basin leaves communities wondering how they will make it through the summer. → Read More

How the West has changed since the last census — High Country News – Know the West

Population growth has slowed overall, but the West continues at a fast pace, adding three congressional seats. → Read More

Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights — High Country News – Know the West

The Arrow Lakes Band is one of many Indigenous communities bisected and disrupted by a border about which they were never consulted. → Read More

The ‘slow-motion genocide’ of the Chinook Indian Nation (Unrecognized) — High Country News – Know the West

Federal recognition provides tribes with critical healthcare and education. What happens to the tribal nations that the U.S. refuses to recognize? → Read More

Across generations, Dakota women grow resilience — High Country News – Know the West

Diane Wilson’s new novel explores the relationship between seeds and humans, and how our survival and abundance are intertwined. → Read More

Reclaiming the National Bison Range (‘A reconciliation’) — High Country News – Know the West

After decades of battling misinformation, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recover their lands and the herd. → Read More

Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years — High Country News – Know the West

From legal decisions to on-the-ground policies, Indigenous lawyers describe the administration’s tactics as an “onslaught” removing federal protections of land and wildlife. → Read More

Tribal leaders respond to the idea of an Indigenous Interior secretary — High Country News – Know the West

Representation is important, and so are policy decisions impacting tribes on the ground. → Read More

A helpline connects Indigenous immigrants to crucial COVID-19 information (Unaccounted for ) — High Country News – Know the West

For communities who speak Indigenous Mayan languages like Mam, the Oregon program is a vital resource. → Read More

How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election — High Country News – Know the West

In Arizona and Wisconsin, Native turnout — which often leans Liberal — made the difference in Biden’s slim but winning margin. → Read More

Violence at the U.S.-Mexico border as a presidential election nears — High Country News – Know the West

Law enforcement deploys tear gas and rubber bullets in confrontation with Indigenous activists. → Read More

Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection (For tribes, by tribes) — High Country News – Know the West

A new book looks at a ‘third way’ for Indian law. → Read More

There’s already an alternative to calling the police — High Country News – Know the West

A 31-year-old program in Eugene, Oregon, is a model in de-escalating situations that could end with law enforcement violence. → Read More

There’s already an alternative to calling the police — High Country News – Know the West

A 31-year-old program in Eugene, Oregon, is a model in de-escalating situations that could end with law enforcement violence. → Read More

Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression (Widespread suppression) — High Country News – Know the West

‘Native Americans just face really unreasonable obstacles when it comes to voting.’ → Read More