This is a series on Indigenous lands and waters in the Americas, inspired in part by the 2019 place-based workshop Changing Landscapes of Indigeneity organized by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment in Wisconsin. The series shares work that addresses Indigenous movements for sovereignty and self-determination as well as issues of environmental and social justice.

Series editors: Carly Griffith, Laura Perry, and Addie Hopes


Map of the Oklahoma Territory

What One Court Case Could Mean for Tribal Sovereignty: A Conversation with Rebecca Nagle

Rebecca Nagle's podcast, This Land, examines tribal sovereignty and how the future of Muscogee (Creek) Nation may hinge on a case before the Supreme Court.
Police and protestors stand off at Turtle Island

Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock

Part of the Water Protectors movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Drone Warriors use drone photography as a form of protest. An exhibit curated by Adrienne Keene and Gregory Hitch spotlights their work.
Still water reflecting trees with yellowing leaves on the Wolf River

The Land Is a Teacher: A Conversation with Jeff Grignon

In his decades of work in forestry and cultural heritage for Menominee Nation, tribal member Jeff Grignon reads the lay of the land to find an ancient trail system.
The Land Remembers Native Histories

The Land Remembers Native Histories

The University of Wisconsin–Madison was constructed through the erasure of Native monuments. But the land remembers. Graduate student Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) considers histories of settler erasure and contemporary efforts to commemorate Indigenous presence.
The facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building, with the phrase "equal justice under law" carved into white stone

What Justice We Can Achieve: Five Questions for Dan Lewerenz

The Native American Rights Fund works toward multiple forms of justice: legal, environmental, and social. Staff attorney Dan Lewerenz explains how.
Two horses and a fence

Fences Tell a Story of Land Changes on the Navajo Nation

For Kelsey Dayle John (Diné), fences provide a site for reflecting on family, history, culture, and Navajo relationships to land and animals.
desert landscape, with clouds and rainbow

Imagining National Belonging in American Landscapes

Tomiko Jones embarks on a photographic project exploring deregulated public lands and questioning constructions of national belonging.
A painting made up with a collage of wooden pieces

How Indigenous Artist George Morrison Resists Ecological and Cultural Extraction

Indigenous modernist George Morrison's works were once considered "not Indian enough" but were later curated as minoritized art. Matt Hooley explores how and why the radical meanings of Morrison's art are obscured or misunderstood by cultural institutions.