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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.'


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.


Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Big John' made a difference to the lives and histories of Native peoples
Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Big John' made a difference to the lives and histories of Native peoples (February 14, 2019)

The late John Dingell, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, was a supporter of tribal treaty rights and Indian health care.


Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate
Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate (October 10, 2018)

A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.


Memorials for late John McCain reflect bipartisan legacy
Memorials for late John McCain reflect bipartisan legacy (August 28, 2018)

Former Vice President Joe Biden is honoring his 'friend,' the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.


President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California (July 19, 2016)

As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.


Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (June 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.


Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (June 15, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders (June 9, 2016)

The marks the start of a new government-to-government relationship between the Department of Justice and Alaska tribes.


Joe Biden: Senate Republicans must act on pick for Supreme Court
Joe Biden: Senate Republicans must act on pick for Supreme Court (March 4, 2016)

I hope that Republican leaders will take a step back and think about what they are doing.


Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (November 6, 2015)

The Canadian firm behind the project said it would review its options after learning of the decision.


Obama to speak with Native youth at Tribal Nations Conference
Obama to speak with Native youth at Tribal Nations Conference (November 2, 2015)

The president will address tribal leaders and engage in a 'conversation' with Native youth at the seventh annual event.


Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (October 28, 2015)

A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.


Five Democratic presidential candidates meet for opening debate
Five Democratic presidential candidates meet for opening debate (October 13, 2015)

Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb are sharing the stage at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US
Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US (September 23, 2015)

As the leader of the Catholic Church bestows sainthood upon the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, tribal members will be observing a Day of Mourning.


Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case
Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case (August 25, 2015)

Alaska Natives who were looking for a new era in tribal-state relations have seen their dreams dashed by the state's top leaders.


Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (August 17, 2015)

The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.


Voting Rights Act in focus with presidential election on horizon
Voting Rights Act in focus with presidential election on horizon (August 7, 2015)

With a presidential election on the horizon, top Obama administration officials are promising to protect the voting rights of Native Americans and other citizens.


Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 12, 2014)

The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.


Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting
Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting (December 10, 2014)

Preston and Niizhoo Sullivan sang for President Barack Obama and got to meet him.


Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 9, 2014)

The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.


Videos from sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference
Videos from sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (December 4, 2014)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at this year's event.


Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA
Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (December 4, 2014)

Alaska tribes are excluded from provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that recognize tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.


White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year
White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year (December 3, 2014)

President Obama is building on his visit with tribal youth on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation this past June.


Vice President Joe Biden to address Tribal Nations Conference
Vice President Joe Biden to address Tribal Nations Conference (December 2, 2014)

The vice president will focus on landmark provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that recognize tribal authority over non-Indian offenders.


Vice President Biden to commemorate 20th anniversary of VAWA
Vice President Biden to commemorate 20th anniversary of VAWA (September 8, 2014)

Tribal leaders will be joining Biden at the event in Washington, D.C.


Obama cites 'inherent' right of tribes at VAWA signing ceremony
Obama cites 'inherent' right of tribes at VAWA signing ceremony (March 8, 2013)

Tribes have an 'inherent' right to protect their people, President Barack Obama said as he signed the Violence Against Women Act into law.


Obama to sign Violence Against Women Act in ceremony at DOI
Obama to sign Violence Against Women Act in ceremony at DOI (March 7, 2013)

A landmark update to the Violence Against Women Act recognizes tribal authority over non-Indian offenders.


NCAI remains hopeful on legislation to protect Indian women
NCAI remains hopeful on legislation to protect Indian women (December 13, 2012)

The National Congress of American Indians remains hopeful for legislation to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from violence. American Indian and Alaska Native women suffer from the highest...


Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate
Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate (October 12, 2012)

During the vice presidential debate on Thursday night, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he met a soldier from the Menominee Nation...


House approves version of VAWA bill without tribal provisions
House approves version of VAWA bill without tribal provisions (May 17, 2012)

The House voted largely along party lines on Wednesday to approve H.R.4970, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Nearly all Republicans voted for the bill over the...


Sho-Ban leader joins Vice President Biden at VAWA event
Sho-Ban leader joins Vice President Biden at VAWA event (April 16, 2012)

Devon Boyer, a council member for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho, will join Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday to push for passage of the Violence...