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Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country (October 14, 2019)

With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.


James Giago Davies: The Manchurian Candidates in the White House
James Giago Davies: The Manchurian Candidates in the White House (October 7, 2019)

Under no circumstances does any actual progressive get anywhere near the Oval Office.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

The final afternoon of the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum featured presentations from five Democratic candidates for president.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont, discussed his Indian Country platform with tribal leaders and tribal citizens.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House
Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House (August 15, 2019)

I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work
Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work (May 30, 2019)

When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America (May 20, 2019)

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race
Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race (February 1, 2019)

Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?


Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program (April 24, 2018)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is drafting legislation to guarantee a job to every willing American.


Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.


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.


Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)

Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service
Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'


Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault (May 25, 2017)

Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter as the closely-watched campaign in Montana came to a close.


Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue
Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (May 15, 2017)

The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)

The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.


Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement (December 5, 2016)

Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.


Democracy Now: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Dakota Access Pipeline and treaty rights violations
Democracy Now: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Dakota Access Pipeline and treaty rights violations (November 29, 2016)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been a vocal supporter of the water protectors.


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.'


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.


Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand
Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand (October 26, 2016)

Young members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are turning the Dakota Access Pipeline into a presidential campaign issue.


Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)

A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge (October 12, 2016)

Robert Satiacum Jr. was a supporter of Bernie Sanders and isn't happy with his party's nominee.


Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native vote
Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native vote (October 3, 2016)

The single best thing Hillary Clinton could do to connect with younger voters would be to visit the camps at Standing Rock, learn from what’s going on, and take a stand.


Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)

The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.


Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)

The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.


Dakota Access Pipeline lacks key approval to build at Lake Oahe site near reservation
Dakota Access Pipeline lacks key approval to build at Lake Oahe site near reservation (August 26, 2016)

Work on the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains on hold in North Dakota amid legal and regulatory hurdles.


Sen. Bernie Sanders joins opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
Sen. Bernie Sanders joins opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (August 25, 2016)

The #NoDAPL movement is gaining some political muscle amid a fight in the courts and on the ground.


Harold Monteau: America stands at a crossroads with government
Harold Monteau: America stands at a crossroads with government (August 8, 2016)

The American people are at some all-time lows in terms of trust and confidence in their own government.


Charles Trimble: Tribal nations must join together for Hillary Clinton
Charles Trimble: Tribal nations must join together for Hillary Clinton (August 2, 2016)

The race is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- Decency and Evil.


Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (July 28, 2016)

Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.


Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)

The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.


Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention
Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention (July 26, 2016)

Whether it was a hospitality tent hosted by the Cherokee Nation or meetings among American Indian and Alaska Native delegates, Democrats expressed pride in their prominent roles within the party.


Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)

The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.


Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders is right about Indian Health Service
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders is right about Indian Health Service (July 1, 2016)

The country should redefine its relationship with its first people and fully-funding the promise of health care is an excellent place to start.


Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll
Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll (June 27, 2016)

According to The Washington Post-ABC News poll, 51 percent supported Democrat Hillary Clinton while only 39 supported Republican Donald Trump.


Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop
Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop (June 20, 2016)

Carlyle Begay, a Republican candidate for Congress, said tribes spent about 30 minutes with the real estate mogul.


Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (June 20, 2016)

If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.


Mark Trahant: Some lessons for Hillary Clinton and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Some lessons for Hillary Clinton and Indian Country (June 13, 2016)

I’ve seen an evolution in how presidential candidates reach out to Indian Country.


Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political system
Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political system (June 13, 2016)

If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?


Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win
Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win (June 8, 2016)

Native voters in South Dakota went for Bernie Sanders while their counterparts in New Mexico supported Hillary Clinton.


Nine North and South Dakota tribal leaders endorse Hillary Clinton
Nine North and South Dakota tribal leaders endorse Hillary Clinton (June 2, 2016)

The announcement comes ahead of South Dakota's primary on June 7.


Alex Jacobs: Huge voter turnout is needed to move the country
Alex Jacobs: Huge voter turnout is needed to move the country (June 2, 2016)

This country is apparently ready for a political revolution and it’s heading to The Light Side or The Dark Side, depending on your point of view.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production (June 1, 2016)

There is probably no greater divide between Republicans and Democrats than on energy and climate issues.


Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (May 24, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.


Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (May 24, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.


Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (May 19, 2016)

Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.


LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values
LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values (May 19, 2016)

At the age of 85, I join my 28-year-old grandson who helped me draft this op-ed, in support of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.


Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country
Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country (May 19, 2016)

Mother Nature provided the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign with perfect weather to stage two Lakota country rallies in South Dakota.