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RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals
RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals (June 25, 2019)

'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: America deserves a better trade deal
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: America deserves a better trade deal (June 24, 2019)

Every day we delay approving the agreement, we hurt American farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses.


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.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting (June 19, 2019)

A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens'
Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens' (June 19, 2019)

Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.


House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country
House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country (June 18, 2019)

Democrats are hoping to avoid another shutdown of the federal government, like the one that crippled tribal and urban Indian communities earlier in the year.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule (June 18, 2019)

Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence
Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence (June 13, 2019)

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border (June 10, 2019)

More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.


Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken (June 10, 2019)

For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.


Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill (June 10, 2019)

A bill that changes the definition of 'wild bison' could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers'
Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers' (June 5, 2019)

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill (May 31, 2019)

Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.


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.


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.


Montana Free Press: Montana governor joins crowded race for president
Montana Free Press: Montana governor joins crowded race for president (May 28, 2019)

Steve Bullock has a lot of ground to make up if he’s going to close the gap between himself and the other 22 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Country supports reform of mining laws
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country supports reform of mining laws (May 22, 2019)

America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.


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.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive
Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive (May 14, 2019)

Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office
Mark Trahant: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office (May 13, 2019)

A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Democrats call for action to address #MMIW crisis
AUDIO/VIDEO: Democrats call for action to address #MMIW crisis (May 7, 2019)

Bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women are pending in Congress.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system (May 7, 2019)

For current Medicare recipients, 'Medicare for All' really means 'Medicare for None.'


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls (May 7, 2019)

The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill (May 6, 2019)

The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.


AUDIO: Indian Health Service won't commit to advanced appropriations either
AUDIO: Indian Health Service won't commit to advanced appropriations either (May 2, 2019)

The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed
Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed (May 1, 2019)

Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?


AUDIO: Assistant Secretary Sweeney won't commit to advance appropriations
AUDIO: Assistant Secretary Sweeney won't commit to advance appropriations (May 1, 2019)

Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization
'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization (April 30, 2019)

With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.


Assistant Secretary Sweeney on Capitol Hill for first Indian Country budget hearing
Assistant Secretary Sweeney on Capitol Hill for first Indian Country budget hearing (April 30, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney is back on Capitol Hill for her second hearing as the Trump administration's face of Indian policy.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress
Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (April 29, 2019)

Lawmakers are getting back to work after an extended recess and their schedule is jam-packed with Indian Country happenings.


Montana Free Press: Medicaid expansion supported by Indian Country finally passes
Montana Free Press: Medicaid expansion supported by Indian Country finally passes (April 23, 2019)

'We did it,' Western Native Voice said after a bill to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final hurdle.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress (April 22, 2019)

It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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.


Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office
Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office (April 18, 2019)

After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.


Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny
Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny (April 16, 2019)

Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.


AUDIO: Native leaders testify about voting rights in the Dakotas
AUDIO: Native leaders testify about voting rights in the Dakotas (April 16, 2019)

Barriers to voting in North Dakota and South Dakota were discussed at a Congressional field hearing hosted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


Montana Free Press: Health care bill backed by Indian lawmakers survives close vote
Montana Free Press: Health care bill backed by Indian lawmakers survives close vote (April 16, 2019)

A high-stakes bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputtered forward in the state Senate Monday, picking up the single vote it needed.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: No one should be forced to ration diabetes care
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: No one should be forced to ration diabetes care (April 15, 2019)

From 2002 to 2013, the list price of insulin nearly tripled, causing patient out-of-pocket expenses to double.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights (April 15, 2019)

'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Vice President Pence speaks of 'crisis' at U.S. border (April 12, 2019)

Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA
Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA (April 8, 2019)

What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?


Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country
Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country (April 8, 2019)

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats refuse to bring up Republican right to life bills
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats refuse to bring up Republican right to life bills (April 2, 2019)

I will continue to stand with my Republican colleagues in defending life for the most vulnerable, whether those individuals are unborn or born.


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.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix (March 29, 2019)

Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?


Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops
Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops (March 29, 2019)

Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.


Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress
Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress (March 28, 2019)

Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk (March 27, 2019)

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


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.