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Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)
We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Environment | National | Politics
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.

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
National | Politics
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)
Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
Environment | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)
Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity
Business | Health | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)
A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
Environment | National | Politics
House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes (October 3, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire (September 27, 2017)
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'

Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes (September 27, 2017)
Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs
Health | National | Politics
Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)
Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)
The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service
Health | Politics
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.'

Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office (September 11, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.

Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats (September 7, 2017)
Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)
In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
National | Politics
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
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.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Harold Monteau: Donald Trump depends on White supremacists to stay in office
Opinion
Harold Monteau: Donald Trump depends on White supremacists to stay in office (August 16, 2017)
The United States is reaping the results of the Republican Party’s strategy of 'fear and exclusion' in America, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Harold Monteau: Democrats need to get their act together in new election season
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Democrats need to get their act together in new election season (August 14, 2017)
Writing on Indian Country Media Network, Harold Monteau offers a few ideas for the Democrats to consider to help them become Democrats again.

Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era
Opinion | Politics
Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era (August 7, 2017)
By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.

KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government
National | Politics
KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government (August 3, 2017)
Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want to know more about why Gov. Sam Brownback appointed the same individual to two high-level positions, allowing him to collect two paychecks since 2014.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Opinion
Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)
Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska
Health | National | Politics
Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska (July 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior
National | Politics
Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior (July 25, 2017)
A lawyer and former lobbyist who was at the center of some high-profile controversies during the Bush administration is going back to work at the Department of the Interior.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era (July 19, 2017)
With Republicans unable to govern, it’s time for new management in the Senate, Mark Trahant writes.

Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country
Health | National | Politics
Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country (July 18, 2017)
With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
National | Politics | Trust
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Education | National
Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)
The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy (June 21, 2017)
Democrats to start pushing the idea of ‘inclusion’ rather than ‘exclusion’ to try and regain control from Republican, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
Education | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana
National | Politics
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)
Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.

Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault
National | Politics
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.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.

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