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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.


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.


Denise Juneau: The Bureau of Indian Education is failing our people
Denise Juneau: The Bureau of Indian Education is failing our people (February 9, 2018)

The federal government has a history of failure when it comes to Native students.


Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)

Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (December 15, 2016)

This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.


Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.


Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (November 21, 2016)

Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.


Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.


Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)

Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.


Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)

With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.


Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)

Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.


Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)

There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.


Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)

Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)

What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?


Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (October 18, 2016)

This election is unlike any other in our generation.


Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (October 17, 2016)

Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.


Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (October 12, 2016)

This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.


Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)

The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)

Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.


Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (October 10, 2016)

Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.


Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in Montana
Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in Montana (October 6, 2016)

Republican Ryan Zinke, the incumbent, is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native woman in Congress.


Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (August 30, 2016)

We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.


Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates (August 4, 2016)

Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.


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.


Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs
Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs (July 20, 2016)

We should be very interested in other elections because simply, those folks control the money, especially for essential human service programs on reservations


Mark Trahant: The mechanics of reaching voters in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The mechanics of reaching voters in Indian Country (July 8, 2016)

Policy is the ideas, often the stuff that happens after elections; mechanics is how policy gets made.


Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout (July 6, 2016)

The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New Mexico
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New Mexico (June 8, 2016)

It’s tempting to write that the primary season is over. That’s what we want, right?


Mark Trahant: Twelve Native candidates on primary ballot in Montana
Mark Trahant: Twelve Native candidates on primary ballot in Montana (June 7, 2016)

Tuesday’s primary ballot is better than a map because each pin says so much about Montana.


Native Sun News: Denise Juneau campaigns in Cheyenne country
Native Sun News: Denise Juneau campaigns in Cheyenne country (May 16, 2016)

Denise Juneau, the first Native woman in Montana to be twice elected to a state-wide executive position, is challenging Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke for the state's Congressional seat.


Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (April 27, 2016)

Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.


Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress
Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress (April 19, 2016)

Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.


Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau (April 8, 2016)

A record number of Indian candidates are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and journalist Mark Trahant is following them for Trahant Reports.


Mark Trahant: Turn to Montana for proof that Native votes matter
Mark Trahant: Turn to Montana for proof that Native votes matter (March 21, 2016)

When you want proof that the Native vote works, evidence can be found in Montana.


Mark Trahant: Native voters are the true outsiders in any election
Mark Trahant: Native voters are the true outsiders in any election (February 12, 2016)

There has never been an election with more opportunity for Indian Country. Why? Because we are the ultimate outsiders.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars
Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars (February 9, 2016)

Native Americans make up .37 percent of Congress (that’s about one-third of one percent) compared to about 2 percent of the country’s population as a whole.


Mark Trahant: Native Congressional candidates gain some steam
Mark Trahant: Native Congressional candidates gain some steam (January 29, 2016)

Montana’s Denise Juneau has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in eight weeks in her bid to represent the state in Congress.


Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seat
Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seat (January 11, 2016)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation citizen hopes to become the first woman to serve in Congress if she defeats Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) this year.


Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHS
Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHS (December 2, 2015)

The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.


Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country?
Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country? (November 23, 2015)

At least 73 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians serve in 17 state legislatures. This is important for a couple of reasons.


Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016
Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016 (November 6, 2015)

Denise Juneau is the first Native American woman in history to win a statewide election -- and could be the first to serve in Congress.


Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for Congress
Denise Juneau to seek Democratic nomination for Congress (November 4, 2015)

If elected in 2016, Denise Juneau would be the first Native American woman to serve on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: Counting up the Native vote for #NativeVote16
Mark Trahant: Counting up the Native vote for #NativeVote16 (November 3, 2015)

My goal for Trahant Reports is to make it a 'for all' place for politics in Indian Country.


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.


Indian voting rights lawsuit    carries impact in Senate election
Indian voting rights lawsuit carries impact in Senate election (July 16, 2013)

An Indian voting rights case in Montana could affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.


Denise Juneau mentioned as  a potential candidate for Senate
Denise Juneau mentioned as a potential candidate for Senate (July 15, 2013)

Democrat Denise Juneau, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, is said to be considering a run for Senate.


Denise Juneau declares victory in Montana   schools election
Denise Juneau declares victory in Montana schools election (November 15, 2012)

Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, declared victory on Wednesday but Republican Sandy Welch will ask for a recount in the...


Denise Juneau confident as race in Montana   heads for  a recount
Denise Juneau confident as race in Montana heads for a recount (November 12, 2012)

Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, expects to prevail in a recount against Republican Sandy Welch. The latest, unofficial results show...


Denise Juneau maintains slim lead in Montana public school race
Denise Juneau maintains slim lead in Montana public school race (November 8, 2012)

Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, is holding onto a slim lead against Republican Sandy Welch. As of Thursday morning, Juneau...


Denise Juneau  holds lead in election for Montana public schools
Denise Juneau holds lead in election for Montana public schools (November 7, 2012)

Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, holds onto a lead against Republican Sandy Welch. Juneau is a member of the Mandan,...


Editorial:  Re-elect  Denise Juneau  for  education   post in Montana
Editorial: Re-elect Denise Juneau for education post in Montana (October 2, 2012)

YouTube: Denise Juneau at the 2012 Democratic National Convention "Over the past four years, Montana public schools have improved data collection so they can track how well their students...


Gyasi Ross: Denise Juneau, underdog, takes center stage at DNC
Gyasi Ross: Denise Juneau, underdog, takes center stage at DNC (September 7, 2012)

"One of the strongest pieces of evidence of Native people’s ascent within the political infrastructure is the rising star of Denise Juneau, a powerful young educator of Mandan, Hidatsa and...


Denise Juneau discusses Indian issues during 2012 DNC speech
Denise Juneau discusses Indian issues during 2012 DNC speech (September 6, 2012)

YouTube: Denise Juneau at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Denise Juneau, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, addressed the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Juneau is a...


ICT interview with Denise Juneau, speaker at Democratic meet
ICT interview with Denise Juneau, speaker at Democratic meet (September 4, 2012)

"Denise Juneau, Mandan and Hidatsa, grew up in Browning, Montana, located on the Blackfeet Reservation. In 2008 she was elected as the superintendent of Public Instruction, the first American Indian...


Q&A: Denise Juneau, Blackfeet, on  education in Montana
Q&A: Denise Juneau, Blackfeet, on education in Montana (February 2, 2012)

"n 2010 Denise Juneau, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, was elected as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, becoming the first Native American in Montana history to win a statewide...