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Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate
Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate (August 22, 2019)

Among tribal communities, climate change is not theoretical, it is not conjecture.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair
Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair (March 7, 2017)

Native American DNC members converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair.


Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)

Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.


Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)

In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.


Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton (October 21, 2016)

The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge (October 12, 2016)

Robert Satiacum Jr. was a supporter of Bernie Sanders and isn't happy with his party's nominee.


Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (August 17, 2016)

The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.


Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House (August 4, 2016)

After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.


Native Sun News: Indian Country makes a splash at Democratic convention
Native Sun News: Indian Country makes a splash at Democratic convention (August 4, 2016)

Native American delegates, state representatives, candidates, leaders and supporters from over 100 tribal nations went to Philadelphia last week to hear Hillary Clinton accept her party’s nomination for president.


Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)

Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.


Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House
Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House (August 1, 2016)

Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.


Mark Trahant: Sky's the limit for new generation of women leaders
Mark Trahant: Sky's the limit for new generation of women leaders (August 1, 2016)

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination for president sent a message that traveled far beyond the convention hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention
Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2016)

A tribal leader helped deliver the invocation and a Native lawmaker took the stage on a historic night for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (July 28, 2016)

Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.


Recap: Native American Council at Democratic National Convention
Recap: Native American Council at Democratic National Convention (July 27, 2016)

More than 100 Native Democrats and their allies gathered for their last session at the party's convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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.


Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention
Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention (July 26, 2016)

Whether it was a hospitality tent hosted by the Cherokee Nation or meetings among American Indian and Alaska Native delegates, Democrats expressed pride in their prominent roles within the party.


Native American Council meets at Democratic National Convention
Native American Council meets at Democratic National Convention (July 25, 2016)

More than 100 Native Democrats and their allies gathered for the session on the first day of the party's convention in Pennsylvania.


Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)

Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.


Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice
Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice (July 25, 2016)

We don't see climate change as a warning, but more a ticking clock, and the time for action is late.


Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates
Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates (July 21, 2016)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wooing Democrats too.


Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton
Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (July 20, 2016)

The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.


Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)

The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks (July 7, 2016)

The real estate mogul's incendiary comments are extremely personal to members of the Connecticut tribe, whose ancestors survived wars, massacres and slavery.


Hillary Clinton envisions women making up half of Cabinet posts
Hillary Clinton envisions women making up half of Cabinet posts (July 4, 2016)

Historically, women have held only about a quarter to a third of the top-level positions within the executive branch.


Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention
Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention (June 30, 2016)

The tribal contributions were significant because they represented about half of the total that was raised in May for the upcoming meeting.


Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll
Donald Trump fares poorly against Hillary Clinton in national poll (June 27, 2016)

According to The Washington Post-ABC News poll, 51 percent supported Democrat Hillary Clinton while only 39 supported Republican Donald Trump.


Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win
Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win (June 8, 2016)

Native voters in South Dakota went for Bernie Sanders while their counterparts in New Mexico supported Hillary Clinton.


Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (June 3, 2016)

Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.


Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (May 24, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.


Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (May 24, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (April 20, 2016)

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.


Harold Monteau: Some Democratic votes count more than yours
Harold Monteau: Some Democratic votes count more than yours (March 21, 2016)

What are Super Delegates, and why do their votes count so much more than yours or mine?


Tribes donated $400K to 2012 Democratic National Convention
Tribes donated $400K to 2012 Democratic National Convention (October 18, 2012)

Four tribes donated a total of $400,000 for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Associated Press reports. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Chickasaw Nation of...


Cherokee Nation sends top officials to Democratic convention
Cherokee Nation sends top officials to Democratic convention (September 26, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma was well represented at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Principal Chief Bill John Baker led the delegation, which included Treasurer Lacy Horn, Secretary of State...


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...


Democratic National Convention includes 161 Native delegates
Democratic National Convention includes 161 Native delegates (September 6, 2012)

Some 161 American Indian and Alaska Native delegates are attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Indian Country Today reports. The delegates come from South Dakota, North Dakota, Washington, California, Montana,...


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...


Indian delegates offer ways to test Elizabeth Warren's ancestry
Indian delegates offer ways to test Elizabeth Warren's ancestry (September 6, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, took center stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night but didn't address her claims of Indian ancestry....


Chief of Cherokee Nation endorses Barack Obama for president
Chief of Cherokee Nation endorses Barack Obama for president (September 5, 2012)

The leader of the largest tribe in the U.S. is endorsing Barack Obama for president. Bill John Baker, the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, is attending the 2012 Democratic...


Elizabeth Warren doesn't want to address Indian claims at DNC
Elizabeth Warren doesn't want to address Indian claims at DNC (September 5, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, doesn't walk to talk about her claims of Indian ancestry. The Boston Herald asked Warren about her alleged Cherokee ancestry...


Indian delegates at DNC seek a meeting with Elizabeth Warren
Indian delegates at DNC seek a meeting with Elizabeth Warren (September 4, 2012)

Tribal members who are attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention want to meet with Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate candidate who can't document her alleged Indian ancestry. Warren, who grew...