More: 2016

Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go too far with demands for Trump documents
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go too far with demands for Trump documents (June 24, 2019)

When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers won't budge from stances on Trump investigation
Cronkite News: Lawmakers won't budge from stances on Trump investigation (May 30, 2019)

Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report
Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report (April 22, 2019)

The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: 'Case is closed' on collusion and Donald Trump
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: 'Case is closed' on collusion and Donald Trump (April 2, 2019)

After two years and $25 million in taxpayer money, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of alleged collusion between the Russian government and the campaign of Donald J. Trump.


Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation
Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation (March 26, 2019)

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test
Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test (October 15, 2018)

Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.


Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters
Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters (October 11, 2018)

Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.


Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona
Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona (September 13, 2018)

Arizona has a long history of discriminating against Native voters. A new law may help those efforts.


Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.


Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era (January 2, 2017)

Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.


Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College (December 21, 2016)

Two prominent activists, Faith Spotted Eagle and Winona LaDuke, were chosen by Robert Satiacum Jr. in Washington state.


Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president (December 20, 2016)

The Yankton Sioux elder has led opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.


Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nations
Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nations (December 9, 2016)

For at least the next two years he and his Republican allies will have a virtually unfettered opportunity to attack our sovereignty, our rights, our resources, and our lands.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana Legislature
Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana Legislature (December 6, 2016)

Jason Small, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, is the lone Indian Republican in the Montana Legislature.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Why the election was dangerous for Indian people
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Why the election was dangerous for Indian people (December 5, 2016)

'In the aftermath of this historic—if hideous—election, we are waiting for the dust to settle and see where we all stand.'


Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations (November 29, 2016)

Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.


Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood (November 28, 2016)

'When anti-Indigenous politicians stir up non-Indigenous hate and anger, Indigenous leaders must respond with strong alternative views.'


Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (November 21, 2016)

Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.


Lynn Armitage: Indian Country must give Donald Trump a chance
Lynn Armitage: Indian Country must give Donald Trump a chance (November 21, 2016)

'I have heard that many Natives, as well, are worried and in despair over a Donald Trump presidency.'


Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (November 18, 2016)

'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'


Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)

It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.


Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new president
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new president (November 17, 2016)

In comments given exclusively to The Lakota Country Times, Scott Weston called for unity amongst all First Nations people in the light of the election of Donald Trump to the White House.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Keep Sarah Palin far away from Bureau of Indian Affairs
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Keep Sarah Palin far away from Bureau of Indian Affairs (November 17, 2016)

What is the most horrifying of all; there is a strong possibility that Donald Trump will appoint Sarah Palin as the Secretary of the Interior.


Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country
Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country (November 17, 2016)

'Put bluntly, we will not make any positive strides during the Trump Administration.'


Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.


Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)

Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.


Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall (November 15, 2016)

Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'


Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (November 14, 2016)

A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.


Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)

This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.


Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office
Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office (November 14, 2016)

The election of Donald Trump will put the Sovereign Indian Nations of America at a crossroads they have not faced since the turn of the 19th century.


Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC
Speculation about Donald Trump welcoming NFL team -- and its racist mascot -- back to DC (November 11, 2016)

Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?


Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)

Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.


Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)

With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.


Jenni Monet: What the Trump victory means for Standing Rock
Jenni Monet: What the Trump victory means for Standing Rock (November 10, 2016)

The Sioux tribe is facing a pro-oil president-elect with personal investments riding on the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline.


Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (November 10, 2016)

'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'


Rep. Cramer confirms Donald Trump's embrace of Dakota Access Pipeline
Rep. Cramer confirms Donald Trump's embrace of Dakota Access Pipeline (November 10, 2016)

One of the biggest champions of the costly project believes Donald Trump will come to the rescue in the event of any roadblocks.


Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse'
Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse' (November 10, 2016)

'Donald Trump came out against tribal sovereignty long before he got into politics.'


Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)

President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.


Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory
Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (November 9, 2016)

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.


Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)

One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.


Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)

Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.


Dakota Access Pipeline stands to gain with Donald Trump in the White House
Dakota Access Pipeline stands to gain with Donald Trump in the White House (November 9, 2016)

The incoming president has vowed to lift 'roadblocks' to large infrastructure projects like the one that's almost complete in North Dakota.


Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset (November 9, 2016)

Tribes are entering a new and unknown era with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.


Tiffany Midge: An Election Day poem from candidate Donald Trump
Tiffany Midge: An Election Day poem from candidate Donald Trump (November 8, 2016)

Only poet Tiffany Midge, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, could make Donald Trump sound eloquent.


Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)

There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.


Rick Weiland: Voters in South Dakota can send a message to the entire nation
Rick Weiland: Voters in South Dakota can send a message to the entire nation (November 8, 2016)

South Dakota has an opportunity to lead the nation by passing three ballots measures that will dramatically reform our politics and send a message to Washington and the rest of the country.


Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall
Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall (November 7, 2016)

Vice Chair Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will anyone build a wall there.'


Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights (November 7, 2016)

It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.


Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)

The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)

Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.


Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society (November 7, 2016)

'I believe in every person’s responsibility to honor women’s voices and challenge how conversations about sexual assault are being mishandled.'


Lynn Armitage: Donald Trump supporters in Indian Country must speak up
Lynn Armitage: Donald Trump supporters in Indian Country must speak up (November 7, 2016)

'It’s a lonely world out there, standing on my soapbox in Indian Country stumping for Donald Trump.'


Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (November 4, 2016)

Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.


Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country
Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country (November 4, 2016)

'Donald Trump has a record of hostility to tribal sovereignty going back before he got into politics.'


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8 (November 4, 2016)

Let’s look at this election of 2016. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.


North Dakota panel opens probe into Dakota Access Pipeline disturbance
North Dakota panel opens probe into Dakota Access Pipeline disturbance (November 3, 2016)

Energy Transfer Partners waited 10 days to provide notification of the disturbance of tribal artifacts.


Tribes remain cautious amid Dakota Access Pipeline uncertainty
Tribes remain cautious amid Dakota Access Pipeline uncertainty (November 3, 2016)

A crucial easement remains in limbo and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are praying for the right decision.


Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico
Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico (November 2, 2016)

The Republican presidential nominee's new Native American Coalition is joining a rally in Shiprock, New Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)

Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.