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White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (08/19)
A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate (08/19)
The proposed constitution does not address enrollment at all but critics are worried about potential changes down the line.
Native Sun News: Resistance grows against Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News: Resistance grows against Dakota Access Pipeline (08/18)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair David Archambault II, tribal council member Dana Wasinzi and several other Dakota Access Pipeline resisters got arrested during a direct action to impede startup on the project.
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (08/17)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (08/17)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending (08/17)
The Wisconsin tribe's political action committee has spent more so far this year than all of the six years prior.
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (08/16)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (08/16)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.
Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states (08/16)
The 2016 Republican platform fails to include Indian Country when it comes to federal land policies.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (08/16)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (08/15)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline (08/15)
The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the safety and quality of our drinking water, and threatens to destroy the environment of our Sioux reservations along the Missouri River.
Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment (08/15)
Did anybody notice when Mark Cuban said he could not support Donald Trump because the Republican candidate 'went off the reservation?'
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members (08/12)
The committee consists of the leaders of the Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands.
Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump (08/12)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, is joining Rep. Tom Cole, Chickasaw, in supporting their party's controversial presidential nominee.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline (08/11)
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance (08/11)
Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of greater expectations and demands than any man would have to face.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin (08/11)
Seven Native candidates are in the running in Minnesota and there's another in Wisconsin.
Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota (08/11)
The president of the National Congress of American Indians calls on the federal government to do more to protect voting rights in Indian Country.
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (08/10)
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.
Comanche Nation schedules runoff vote over candidate's objection Comanche Nation schedules runoff vote over candidate's objection (08/10)
Jonathan Poahway, an incumbent on the council, contends he already won the election.
Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland (08/10)
Patricia Davis Gibson, an attorney, has served as a tribal court judge and has worked on Native youth issues.
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (08/10)
In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign (08/09)
Raising money is the toughest challenge for any Native American who runs for office.
Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Witness list for field hearing on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (08/09)
The field hearing takes place August 17 on the campus of the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.
End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference (08/09)
The annual meeting takes place September 26 in Washington, D.C., much earlier than usual.
Native politician steps down from Cabinet in Canada amid scandal Native politician steps down from Cabinet in Canada amid scandal (08/09)
Hunter Tootoo admitted to an 'inappropriate' relationship in the workplace after being named to a top post by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes President Obama to homeland Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes President Obama to homeland (08/08)
Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop thanked the president for 'being supportive of my people' as the Obamas came to Wampanoag territory for a vacation.
Mark Trahant: An impressive slate of almost 100 Native candidates Mark Trahant: An impressive slate of almost 100 Native candidates (08/08)
My latest count is seven Native American candidates for Congress, one for the U.S. Senate, five candidates running in statewide races, and 83 Native American candidates for state legislatures.
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures (08/05)
If you look at the overall levels of representation, then state legislatures are where Native American candidates have been the most successful.
Kiowa Tribe aims to resolve leadership dispute with new election Kiowa Tribe aims to resolve leadership dispute with new election (08/05)
Tribal members have until August 19 to register for the September 17 election.
Cayuga Nation embroiled in yet another internal leadership crisis Cayuga Nation embroiled in yet another internal leadership crisis (08/05)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is no longer doing business with one tribal official but he's formed his own council anyway.
Lenape and Nanticoke tribes gain formal recognition in Delaware Lenape and Nanticoke tribes gain formal recognition in Delaware (08/05)
The state's governor signed bills for the Lenape Indian Tribe and the Nanticoke Indian Association.

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