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Indigenous leader falls short in Manitoba election bid
Indigenous leader falls short in Manitoba election bid (September 12, 2019)

Wab Kinew could have been the first Indigenous person to lead Manitoba as the chief executive of the province.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump tried to buy an Indigenous island
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump tried to buy an Indigenous island (August 26, 2019)

Living under another another colonial regime is probably not in the cards for the Inuit people of Greenland.


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.


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.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land (August 12, 2019)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.


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.


Mark Trahant: Washington budget deal important for tribal governments
Mark Trahant: Washington budget deal important for tribal governments (July 23, 2019)

The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.


Mark Trahant: The Indian law legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens
Mark Trahant: The Indian law legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens (July 18, 2019)

John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.


Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own
Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own (July 15, 2019)

A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.


Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’
Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’ (July 5, 2019)

The human crisis on the border is worse than previously reported.


Mark Trahant: 'So much progress' treating the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: 'So much progress' treating the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country (June 27, 2019)

Indian Country has made extraordinary progress on the diabetes front even though there remains a long way to go before the disease is under control.


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.


Mark Trahant: Trump administration seeks to redefine nuclear waste
Mark Trahant: Trump administration seeks to redefine nuclear waste (June 10, 2019)

The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.


Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program
Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program (May 16, 2019)

Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.


Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive
Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive (May 14, 2019)

Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.


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.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin
Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin (May 9, 2019)

Indigenous leaders call climate change an urgent threat that requires a global response. But that idea was trashed by the Trump administration.


Mark Trahant: United States refuses to stand with Indigenous peoples on climate
Mark Trahant: United States refuses to stand with Indigenous peoples on climate (May 8, 2019)

The Trump administration’s position on the Arctic raises so many questions about Indigenous governance (and knowledge).


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge incorporated into global climate assessment
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge incorporated into global climate assessment (May 7, 2019)

Extinction is the new normal, according to a new report that draws on Indigenous and local knowledge.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill (May 6, 2019)

The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed
Mark Trahant: Indian Country's needs continue to go unaddressed (May 1, 2019)

Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?


Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots
Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots (April 30, 2019)

Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'


Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report
Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report (April 22, 2019)

The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.


Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office
Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office (April 18, 2019)

After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate
Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate (April 15, 2019)

Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.


Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat
Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat (April 11, 2019)

Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.


Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA
Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA (April 8, 2019)

What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?


'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations
'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations (April 3, 2019)

This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.


Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress
Mark Trahant: Native women get another shot at making history in Congress (March 28, 2019)

Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk (March 27, 2019)

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant (March 26, 2019)

The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.


Mark Trahant: American 'democracy' should include more Native voices
Mark Trahant: American 'democracy' should include more Native voices (March 25, 2019)

Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law
Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law (March 12, 2019)

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.


Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government
Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government (March 6, 2019)

In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant (March 4, 2019)

Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.


Mark Trahant: Testimony confirms what we know about Trump's views of Native peoples
Mark Trahant: Testimony confirms what we know about Trump's views of Native peoples (February 28, 2019)

The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.


Mark Trahant: Divided Congress gives President Trump a mixed victory
Mark Trahant: Divided Congress gives President Trump a mixed victory (February 27, 2019)

Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.


Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president
Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president (February 25, 2019)

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency (February 18, 2019)

The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.


Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country (February 6, 2019)

President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.


Mark Trahant: President Trump announces new pick for Interior Department
Mark Trahant: President Trump announces new pick for Interior Department (February 5, 2019)

David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.


Mark Trahant: Genocide turned out to be good business for Europeans
Mark Trahant: Genocide turned out to be good business for Europeans (February 4, 2019)

In less than a hundred years, the Indigenous population in the Americas was reduced by 90 percent.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race
Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race (February 1, 2019)

Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate
Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate (January 29, 2019)

Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.


Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now.
Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (January 28, 2019)

There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Mark Trahant: Tribal voices missing in debate over shutdown and border wall
Mark Trahant: Tribal voices missing in debate over shutdown and border wall (January 25, 2019)

As the shutdown debate drags on in Washington, tribal leaders were meeting thousands of miles away to assert their rights.


Mark Trahant: Rep. Markwayne Mullin prioritizes border wall over Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Rep. Markwayne Mullin prioritizes border wall over Indian Country (January 24, 2019)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, fully supports a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount
Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount (January 23, 2019)

'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers remain at odds over border wall and shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers remain at odds over border wall and shutdown (January 22, 2019)

Democrats like Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) want to reopen the government before talking about border issues. Her Republican colleagues have a different approach.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate (January 21, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) opposes the border wall. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supports it.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country employees seek pay for working through shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country employees seek pay for working through shutdown (January 18, 2019)

Indian employees are among the thousands forced to work through the shutdown without guarantee of being paid.


Mark Trahant: Kids are going hungry in Indian Country as shutdown drags on
Mark Trahant: Kids are going hungry in Indian Country as shutdown drags on (January 17, 2019)

How many children are afraid because they know their parents are worried? Or broke. Even hungry.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown (January 14, 2019)

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.


Mark Trahant: President Trump makes case for border wall as shutdown hits tribes
Mark Trahant: President Trump makes case for border wall as shutdown hits tribes (January 8, 2019)

The government shutdown -- tied to President Trump's demand for a border wall -- is particularly challenging for tribal nations with the greatest need.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces a long government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces a long government shutdown (December 26, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.