Every year since 1993, August 9 has served as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, launched by the United Nations to honor Indigenous Peoples rights “to make their own decisions and carry them out meaningfully and culturally appropriate to them.” To mark this occasion, Grist is celebrating its Indigenous affairs desk: Indigenous-led and staffed, our team is the only one of its kind focused on climate and the environment.

“We are proud of the work we’ve done at Grist over the last two years,” said Tristan Ahtone, Grist’s editor at large. “We look forward to the coming years to finding more opportunities to connect with Indigenous affairs reporters across political borders to seek stories and projects determined by us and for us.”

Our newsroom’s Indigenous affairs coverage spans the globe, and ranges from breaking news to culture stories to long-form investigations.

Highlights include:

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