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'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race
'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race (October 17, 2018)

A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.


Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters
Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters (October 16, 2018)

Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.


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.


Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate
Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate (October 10, 2018)

A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Hearing addresses high rates of violence against Native women
Hearing addresses high rates of violence against Native women (October 4, 2018)

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.


Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch (October 4, 2018)

Three Native women are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. This might be the year for all of them.


Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh (October 4, 2018)

Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


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.


'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress
'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress (October 3, 2018)

Paul Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona but six of his brothers and sisters are endorsing his rival.


Twenty congressional districts where #NativeVote18 could make all the difference
Twenty congressional districts where #NativeVote18 could make all the difference (October 2, 2018)

There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.


More Alaska Natives oppose Brett Kavanaugh ahead of critical hearing
More Alaska Natives oppose Brett Kavanaugh ahead of critical hearing (September 26, 2018)

Republicans are intent on advancing Brett Kavanaugh even as more Alaska Natives oppose the controversial Supreme Court nominee.


Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election
Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election (September 25, 2018)

A divided federal appeals court has dealt a setback to Native voters who say North Dakota laws discriminate against them.


James Giago Davies: So you're politically savvy? Think again.
James Giago Davies: So you're politically savvy? Think again. (September 21, 2018)

The Donald Trump presidency is a train wreck, but it is not an accident.


Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts
Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts (September 19, 2018)

A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country
'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country (September 19, 2018)

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis
Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis (September 18, 2018)

Native American reservations are experiencing an epidemic of suicide that is claiming the lives of countless young people.


'We still have a lot of work to do': Tribes unite as lawmakers promise action
'We still have a lot of work to do': Tribes unite as lawmakers promise action (September 13, 2018)

Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.


Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh
Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh (September 11, 2018)

Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill (September 10, 2018)

The Little Shell Tribe is getting closer to securing justice after more than 100 years of uncertainty.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


John Berrey: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country
John Berrey: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country (August 31, 2018)

The 2018 Farm Bill presents a rare opportunity for Congress to what is right for Indian Country.


Lawmakers from both parties pay tribute to the late John McCain
Lawmakers from both parties pay tribute to the late John McCain (August 29, 2018)

From immigration reform to foreign policy, John McCain was about finding solutions, colleagues said.


Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot
Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot (August 29, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.


Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached?
Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached? (August 22, 2018)

Could the President of the United States be charged with a crime?


Going backwards? Tribal funding bill at risk in Trump era
Going backwards? Tribal funding bill at risk in Trump era (August 22, 2018)

Indian Country could see an influx of funding, so long as President Trump doesn't derail the bill.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory
'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory (August 9, 2018)

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.


Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit
Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit (August 8, 2018)

The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.


News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress
News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress (August 8, 2018)

A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


'There's really no trust': Hopes for immigration reform fade away
'There's really no trust': Hopes for immigration reform fade away (August 7, 2018)

Just days after President Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not act on immigration reform, Congress went on recess.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law
'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law (July 31, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in response to lax enforcement of the law.


'Shut down' the government: Trump doubles down on border wall threat
'Shut down' the government: Trump doubles down on border wall threat (July 31, 2018)

President Donald Trump repeated a threat to shut down the government if Congress does not approve the immigration reforms he wants, including funding for a border wall.


Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma
Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma (July 30, 2018)

Kevin Stitt could make history as Oklahoma's first Native American governor.


'Native women can't wait': Bill expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
'Native women can't wait': Bill expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (July 26, 2018)

The Violence Against Women Act will expire in two months unless Congress takes action.


Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November
Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November (July 26, 2018)

Native Americans will turn out in large numbers because they are just plain sick and tired of politics as usual.


Bipartisan bill aims to address backlog at national parks
Bipartisan bill aims to address backlog at national parks (July 26, 2018)

Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop agree on almost nothing, but the two lawmakers came together for a bill that could steer billions toward a national parks maintenance backlog.


Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development
Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development (July 25, 2018)

Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.


Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision
Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision (July 23, 2018)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a water project and two Pueblo tribes with economic development efforts has been revived.


Democrats: We must build on the successes of self-determination
Democrats: We must build on the successes of self-determination (July 23, 2018)

Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.


'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks
'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (July 18, 2018)

One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.


'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia
'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia (July 18, 2018)

President Donald Trump sparked immediate backlash for siding with Russia. But then he said he misspoke.


Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation
Gila River Indian Community sees movement on homelands legislation (July 16, 2018)

A bill to help the Gila River Indian Community protect its homelands is slated for action on Capitol Hill.


Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.


Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change (July 10, 2018)

Everything we were taught that was good in America is on the line.


'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.


Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee
Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee (July 3, 2018)

Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?


Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.


Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results
Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.


PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks
PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks (June 28, 2018)

A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.


Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill
Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (June 22, 2018)

Conservative Republicans bucked their party’s leaders and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill in the House.