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From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.
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.
The federal government has a history of failure when it comes to Native students.
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
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.
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
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.
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.
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
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.
Republican Ryan Zinke, the incumbent, is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native woman in Congress.
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.
We should be very interested in other elections because simply, those folks control the money, especially for essential human service programs on reservations
Policy is the ideas, often the stuff that happens after elections; mechanics is how policy gets made.
The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.
It’s tempting to write that the primary season is over. That’s what we want, right?
Tuesday’s primary ballot is better than a map because each pin says so much about Montana.
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.
Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.
Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.
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.
When you want proof that the Native vote works, evidence can be found in Montana.
There has never been an election with more opportunity for Indian Country. Why? Because we are the ultimate outsiders.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.
At least 73 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians serve in 17 state legislatures. This is important for a couple of reasons.
Denise Juneau is the first Native American woman in history to win a statewide election -- and could be the first to serve in Congress.
If elected in 2016, Denise Juneau would be the first Native American woman to serve on Capitol Hill.
My goal for Trahant Reports is to make it a 'for all' place for politics in Indian Country.
It’s long past time for Indian Country to have a say in how the government of the United States runs.
An Indian voting rights case in Montana could affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.
Democrat Denise Juneau, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, is said to be considering a run for Senate.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
"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...
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...
"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...
"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...