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Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country
Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country (August 23, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock faced some technical difficulties as he outlined his vision for Indian Country.


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.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, was among the record number of participants in a historic Native issues forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

There will be no Andrew Jackson in the White House if best-selling author Marianne Williamson becomes president.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

The final afternoon of the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum featured presentations from five Democratic candidates for president.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

From veteran Joe Sestak's call for tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians to Navajo citizen Mark Charles and his #WeThePeople platform, here's what went down at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Mark Charles at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Mark Charles at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Mark Charles, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is running for president in 2020 as an Independent.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Kamala Harris at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Kamala Harris at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Kamala Harris, the U.S. Senator from California, was among the record number of participants in the historic #NativeVote2020 event.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Julián Castro at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Julián Castro at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Julián Castro, a former Obama administration official, was the first presidential candidate in the 2020 cycle with a detailed Indigenous agenda.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, shared her sweeping plans to improve the federal-tribal relationship at a historic Indian Country event.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont, discussed his Indian Country platform with tribal leaders and tribal citizens.


Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 20, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Chairman of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election in September
Chairman of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election in September (August 19, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been in turmoil following the Trump administration's refusal to stand up for the tribe's land rights.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Former chief of Muscogee (Creek) Nation indicted for bribery
Former chief of Muscogee (Creek) Nation indicted for bribery (August 15, 2019)

George Tiger is being accused of soliciting and accepting bribes while working for the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town.


Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House
Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House (August 15, 2019)

I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.


Lac Courte Oreilles Band announces new drug testing policy
Lac Courte Oreilles Band announces new drug testing policy (August 9, 2019)

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band, the largest local employer, will no longer employ random drug tests or screen for marijuana.


Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14
Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14 (August 8, 2019)

Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.


Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider
Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider (August 6, 2019)

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.


Joshua Adams: Politicans can't keep ignoring Native Americans
Joshua Adams: Politicans can't keep ignoring Native Americans (August 6, 2019)

Indigenous communities are pressing politicians to see that native visibility, voices and votes matter.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman
White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman (August 5, 2019)

Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.


'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down
'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down (August 5, 2019)

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.


Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump
Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump (August 5, 2019)

We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.


Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty
Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty (July 31, 2019)

For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Cronkite News: U.S. Senate race shaping up to be one of the most competitive
Cronkite News: U.S. Senate race shaping up to be one of the most competitive (July 22, 2019)

If there was any question that Arizona’s 2020 Senate race would be one of the nation’s hottest, it was answered with an emphatic 'yes.'


Montana Free Press: Democrat ousted from Congress warns party faithful
Montana Free Press: Democrat ousted from Congress warns party faithful (July 17, 2019)

Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.


Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe pressed to amend constitution
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe pressed to amend constitution (July 5, 2019)

All across the country many tribes are calling for reform of their respective constitutions.


Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (July 3, 2019)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new leader for the first time in nearly a decade.


Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate (July 1, 2019)

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command
National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command (June 25, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization continues to undergo change, with a high-ranking staffer on the way out.


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.


Sealaska announces results for board of directors election
Sealaska announces results for board of directors election (June 24, 2019)

Shareholders of Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, elected four people to the board of directors at their annual meeting


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota
Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota (June 5, 2019)

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.


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.


A 'stolen' election? Cherokee Nation proceeds to vote without candidate David Walkingstick
A 'stolen' election? Cherokee Nation proceeds to vote without candidate David Walkingstick (May 29, 2019)

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader but one of the leading candidates won't be on the June 1 ballot.


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.


Decision on Cherokee Nation chief candidate comes down to the wire
Decision on Cherokee Nation chief candidate comes down to the wire (May 27, 2019)

Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.


Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election (May 27, 2019)

A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.


Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector
Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (May 23, 2019)

Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.


Cherokee Nation chief candidate David Walkingstick fights to stay in race
Cherokee Nation chief candidate David Walkingstick fights to stay in race (May 20, 2019)

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader in less than two weeks.


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: 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.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.