For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Hunting the bowhead whale has been part of Inuit life in northern Canada for centuries. Communities throughout the vast region are now re-experiencing the ancient practice in order to maintain their culture and their identity.
Along India's remote northern border, a writer finds that country borders — and even nationality — make little difference to people day by day. Yet the India-Pakistan partition is still very much a powerful memory.
Clashes over an oil pipeline slated to cross historic Native territory in North Dakota continue after more the 140 people were arrested in protests last week. The increasingly high-stakes face-off is one of the biggest actions by Native Americans in years.