More: 2014

Chief of Cherokee Nation won't be prosecuted for pigeon shoot
Law | National | Politics
Chief of Cherokee Nation won't be prosecuted for pigeon shoot (January 9, 2015)
Chief Bill John Baker apologized for attending the event in which live pigeons were thrown in the air and shot down.

Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate (December 17, 2014)
Russell Begaye called for the tribe to hold the delayed presidential election as soon as possible.

Mark Trahant: Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes (November 24, 2014)
Alaskans from across the state met on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage over the weekend to talk about the transition to a new governor’s administration.

Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation
Law | National | Politics
Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (November 21, 2014)
Tribal members are still waiting to cast ballots and choose their next president.

Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska
Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (November 20, 2014)
Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.

Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure
Law | National | Politics
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (November 19, 2014)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (November 19, 2014)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

Voters send four Indian candiates to South Dakota Legislature
Politics
Voters send four Indian candiates to South Dakota Legislature (November 17, 2014)
Two are serving in the Senate and the other two are in the House.

Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska
Politics
Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska (November 17, 2014)
Byron Mallott, who is Tlingit, will become lieutenant governor.

Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill (November 14, 2014)
Tribal law requires candidates for president to be fluent in the Navajo language.

Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto (November 13, 2014)
The special session comes as presidential candidate Russell Begaye faces a challenge in tribal court.

Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska
Politics
Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (November 13, 2014)
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.

Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race

Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race (November 13, 2014)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) has refused to concede and participated in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday.

House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (November 13, 2014)
The Senate could take action next week as the bill turns into an issue in the run-off race for the Senate seat in energy-friendly Louisiana.

Navajo Nation schedules December 23 presidential election
National | Politics
Navajo Nation schedules December 23 presidential election (November 10, 2014)
The vote was originally scheduled to take place on November 4.

Mark Trahant: Plenty reasons to sing about the Native vote
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Plenty reasons to sing about the Native vote (November 10, 2014)
There are two things you need to know about the Native American vote in 2014.

Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid
Politics | Federal Recognition
Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (November 7, 2014)
Republican Thom Tillis said he supports federal recognition but some tribal members don't believe he will be as strong of an advocate as defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D).

Sen. Begich refuses to concede as gap remains in heated race
Politics
Sen. Begich refuses to concede as gap remains in heated race (November 6, 2014)
The incumbent Democrat is still behind by more than 8,000 votes and one ally doesn't believe he won't make a comeback.

Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in Alaska
Politics
Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in Alaska (November 6, 2014)
With every vote on the line, Native villages are playing a key role in the outcome.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district
Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district (November 6, 2014)
The incumbent Democrat won decisively in counties with more Indian voters.

Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate
Politics
Navajo Nation candidate Russell Begaye names running mate (November 6, 2014)
Jonathan Nez represents communities in Arizona and Utah on the Navajo Nation Council.

Mark Trahant: What worked and didn't work in a tough election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What worked and didn't work in a tough election (November 6, 2014)
We won’t know the final tally for a month or so, but the Republicans picked up at least seven Senate seats, added to their majority in the House and did well in state houses.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band questioned for get out the vote efforts
Law | Politics
Lac Courte Oreilles Band questioned for get out the vote efforts (November 5, 2014)
The tribe provided free food and offered prizes at an election day wrap-up party.

Voters on Pine Ridge Reservation approve county name change
Politics
Voters on Pine Ridge Reservation approve county name change (November 5, 2014)
The referendum to adopt Oglala Lakota County passed with 80 percent of the vote.

Native vote fails to make a dent in Senate race in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native vote fails to make a dent in Senate race in South Dakota (November 5, 2014)
Democrat Rick Weiland got the most votes on five reservations but Republican Mike Rounds made a strong showing everywhere else in the state.

Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep
National | Politics
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (November 5, 2014)
The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.

Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor
National | Politics
Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor (November 5, 2014)
Democrat Byron Mallott would serve as lieutenant governor under independent Bill Walker if they win the race.

Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska
National | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska (November 5, 2014)
Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.

Petition seeks removal of Navajo Nation presidential hopeful
Law | Politics
Petition seeks removal of Navajo Nation presidential hopeful (November 4, 2014)
Russell Begaye jumped back into the race last week after Chris Deschene was removed from the ballot.

Winnebago Tribe endorses Democrat Dave Domina for Senate
National | Politics
Winnebago Tribe endorses Democrat Dave Domina for Senate (November 3, 2014)
The candidate met with the tribe three times this year.

Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes
Opinion | Politics
Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes (November 3, 2014)
Why Senator Mark Begich and the Bill Walker/Byron Mallott ticket deserve votes from rural Alaska.

Andrew Curley: Election flap exposes troubles in Navajo Nation
Opinion
Andrew Curley: Election flap exposes troubles in Navajo Nation (November 3, 2014)
Writer and student calls on the Navajo Nation to enact policies to sustain tribal culture rather than legislate it.

Navajo Nation postpones presidential vote as legal drama ends
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation postpones presidential vote as legal drama ends (November 3, 2014)
Election officials who refused to remove Chris Deschene from the ballot were held in contempt by the tribe's highest court.

Native Sun News: Indian veterans give final push for 'Corinna'
National
Native Sun News: Indian veterans give final push for 'Corinna' (November 3, 2014)
Army veteran Corinna Robinson heads into the last stretch of her campaign against incumbent House Representative Kristi Noem.

Mark Trahant: Native votes still count in our imperfect system
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native votes still count in our imperfect system (November 3, 2014)
Elections are imperfect. Native people should have far more say over our lives than we do.

Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues
Opinion | Politics
Richard Peterson: Sen. Begich supports Alaska Native issues (October 31, 2014)
I am proud to say Tlingit Haida Central Council and I personally have endorsed Senator Mark Begich and wish to see him re-elected to the Senate.

Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election (October 31, 2014)
If there ever was an election that was ideal for American Indians and Alaska Natives to determine the outcome, it’s 2014.

Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race
Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race (October 30, 2014)
Native Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the state population but their votes could prove crucial at the polls.

Chris Deschene still urging Navajo Nation voters to choose him
Law | National
Chris Deschene still urging Navajo Nation voters to choose him (October 30, 2014)
The presidential candidate said on Facebook that he has not 'conceded' anything.

Navajo Nation president vetoes bill to address language issue
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation president vetoes bill to address language issue (October 29, 2014)
Candidate Chris Deschene remains on the ballot as election officials remain defiant of a court order.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (October 29, 2014)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Senate candidates battle for Indian vote in South Dakota race
National | Politics
Senate candidates battle for Indian vote in South Dakota race (October 28, 2014)
Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler are campaigning heavily in Indian Country.

Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming vote
National | Politics
Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming vote (October 28, 2014)
Will tribal members go to the polls next week to choose a new leader?

National Congress of American Indians set to open convention
National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (October 27, 2014)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates (October 27, 2014)
Alaska Natives for Begich passes out that all important swag at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. But even more important: The list of early voting locations across the...

Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plans
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plans (October 27, 2014)
One would be hard pressed to find a lawmaker with the ability to walk on to any playground on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and get a game hoops one day, then turn around the next, and display the political aptitude needed to introduce an idea worthy of being imitated nationally.

Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign (October 24, 2014)
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation that allows voters to determine whether a candidate is fluent in the Navajo language.

Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy
National | Politics
Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (October 24, 2014)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.

Navajo Nation's top court orders new ballots without candidate
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation's top court orders new ballots without candidate (October 23, 2014)
The November 4 election will likely be postponed.

Rep. Don Young blames government 'largesse' for suicide rate
Politics
Rep. Don Young blames government 'largesse' for suicide rate (October 23, 2014)
Alaska's lone congressional representative expands on controversial comments in a state with the highest suicide rate.

Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention
National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (October 23, 2014)
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.

Native Sun News: Candidate seeks investigation into program
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidate seeks investigation into program (October 22, 2014)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer is challenging a Republican legislature to demand accountability.

Christopher Chavis: Navajo court got it wrong in fluency case
Law | Opinion | Politics
Christopher Chavis: Navajo court got it wrong in fluency case (October 22, 2014)
Law student argues that Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene should be allowed to stay on the ballot.

Navajo Nation presidential candidate to be removed from ballot
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation presidential candidate to be removed from ballot (October 22, 2014)
Chris Deschene was disqualified due to his lack of fluency in the Navajo language.

Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case (October 21, 2014)
The justices heard two hours of oral arguments in a case that's being watched across the country.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election (October 21, 2014)
No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.

Top Navajo Nation court holds hearing in presidential dispute
Law | Politics
Top Navajo Nation court holds hearing in presidential dispute (October 20, 2014)
Opponents are trying to have Chris Deschene, who is not fluent in the Navajo language, removed from the ballot.

Dustina Gill: Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Dustina Gill: Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters (October 20, 2014)
Everyone in the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota needs to say something on Tuesday, November 4, to stand up for our people.

Robert Porter: Don't let tribal issues fall prey to partisan politics
Opinion
Robert Porter: Don't let tribal issues fall prey to partisan politics (October 20, 2014)
Former Seneca Nation president urges Indian Country to work with both parties to advance important issues.

Opinion: Politicians relying on Native voters in a close election
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Politicians relying on Native voters in a close election (October 17, 2014)
Columnist for The New York Times looks at the power of the Native vote in this election cycle.

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