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Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?
From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.
John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.
Could the President of the United States be charged with a crime?
Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.
One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.
One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.
A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.
Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.
Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?
Mark your calendars: the new Indian Country Today debuts at the mid-year session of the National Congress of American Indians.
Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.
As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.
Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.
Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.
Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.
The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.
Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.
The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.
Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.
Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?
Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.
Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.
Indian programs are not a part of the policy disputes in Congress, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service would have operations suspended during a government shutdown
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.
A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.
I have been teaching journalism for the past seven years and I am always telling students that this is a time of great opportunity
Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.
The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption
Mark Trahant, a citizen of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, is the new editor of Indian Country Today.
We need to think differently about the Indian Health Service.
Another Native American woman is ready to make history.
Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.
Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.
Great nations don’t kick out their relations.
It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?
The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.
Indian Country needs a canon of stories. A collection of memory that every child knows growing up.
Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.
The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines
Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.
What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.
Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.
How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.
Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.
We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.
Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.