More: byron mallott

Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign
Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign (October 20, 2018)

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives
Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2018)

Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.


Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments'
Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments' (October 17, 2018)

Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.


Native elders and youth gather for annual conference in Alaska
Native elders and youth gather for annual conference in Alaska (October 16, 2018)

Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018
A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018 (October 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.


Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)

Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.


Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust (August 29, 2016)

We are not a one-size-fits- all state, and we need solutions to address the unique circumstances of each tribe and each community.


Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (August 16, 2016)

Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.


Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case
Appeals court poses tough questions in Alaska land-into-trust case (March 7, 2016)

For more than 40 years, nearly every Alaska tribe has been barred from following the land-into-trust process but the hold might be lifting soon.


Mark Trahant: A guide to the 2016 elections for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: A guide to the 2016 elections for Indian Country (January 11, 2016)

Why vote? It takes planning, some time, and the rewards are not always visible.


President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska
President Obama meets Native leaders after landing in Alaska (September 1, 2015)

Tribal leaders raise land-into-trust and voting rights at historic roundtable of Alaska Native representatives.


94-year-old Alaska Native elder greets Obama with Denali song
94-year-old Alaska Native elder greets Obama with Denali song (September 1, 2015)

Poldine Carlo welcomed President Obama as he landed in the 49th state for his historic three-day trip.


Mark Trahant: Appoint tribal delegates to serve in U.S. Congress
Mark Trahant: Appoint tribal delegates to serve in U.S. Congress (August 3, 2015)

It’s long past time for Indian Country to have a say in how the government of the United States runs.


Mark Trahant: Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes
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.


Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (November 19, 2014)

Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.


Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska
Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska (November 17, 2014)

Byron Mallott, who is Tlingit, will become lieutenant governor.


Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska
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.


Ticket with Native candidate preparing for transition in Alaska
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.


Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor
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.


Rodney Pederson: Republicans don't earn rural Alaskan votes
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.


Mark Trahant: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses candidates
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...


Mark Trahant: Alaska Native candidate joins rival in governor's race
Mark Trahant: Alaska Native candidate joins rival in governor's race (September 2, 2014)

So begins the fusion candidacy of the Alaska First team of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.


Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (September 1, 2014)

Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.


Byron Mallott: Making some right choices for Alaska's future
Byron Mallott: Making some right choices for Alaska's future (January 6, 2014)

Byron Mallott, an Alaska Native candidate for governor of Alaska, shares his vision for the state.


Mark Trahant: Alaska Native man in running for state governor
Mark Trahant: Alaska Native man in running for state governor (October 30, 2013)

So goes Alaska, goes Indian Country? This is an old political expression -- one that I just made up.