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Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh
Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh (September 11, 2018)

Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Mark Trahant: John McCain and his legacy in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: John McCain and his legacy in Indian Country (August 27, 2018)

John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached?
Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached? (August 22, 2018)

Could the President of the United States be charged with a crime?


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks
'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (July 18, 2018)

One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.


Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.


Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results
Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

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.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation (June 19, 2018)

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.


Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?


Mary Annette Pember: Indian Country Today set for relaunch on June 4
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Country Today set for relaunch on June 4 (May 23, 2018)

Mark your calendars: the new Indian Country Today debuts at the mid-year session of the National Congress of American Indians.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor (May 22, 2018)

Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

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.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

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.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.


Mark Trahant: Tara Sweeney finally gets her day on Capitol Hill
Mark Trahant: Tara Sweeney finally gets her day on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2018)

Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.


Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.


Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.


Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.


Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate
Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.


Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote
Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote (April 17, 2018)

Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.


Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?


Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.


Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)

Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.


Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.


Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill
Mark Trahant: Congress faces deadline to pass big spending bill (March 22, 2018)

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


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

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.


Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.


Mark Trahant: To a new kind of news organization for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: To a new kind of news organization for Indian Country (March 6, 2018)

I have been teaching journalism for the past seven years and I am always telling students that this is a time of great opportunity


Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.


Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)

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


Indian Country Today revived with a veteran Native journalist at helm
Indian Country Today revived with a veteran Native journalist at helm (February 28, 2018)

Mark Trahant, a citizen of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, is the new editor of Indian Country Today.


Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system
Mark Trahant: Creating a new story for the Indian health care system (February 26, 2018)

We need to think differently about the Indian Health Service.


Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)

Another Native American woman is ready to make history.


Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget
Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)

Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.


Mark Trahant: Stop Disenrollment campaign returns for third year
Mark Trahant: Stop Disenrollment campaign returns for third year (February 7, 2018)

Great nations don’t kick out their relations.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?


Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota
Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)

The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?


Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union
Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union (February 1, 2018)

The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play
Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs more stories like 'Sovereignty' play (January 29, 2018)

Indian Country needs a canon of stories. A collection of memory that every child knows growing up.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown (January 22, 2018)

Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.


Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes (January 17, 2018)

The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.


Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)

Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines


Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.


Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.


Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system?
Mark Trahant: What does it take to manage the Indian health care system? (January 8, 2018)

What qualifications are needed to manage (and possibly reform?) the Indian health system?


Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)

Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)

Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.


Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)

So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.


Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)

Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.


Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral
Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)

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.


Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)

Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill
Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)

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.


Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts
Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)

Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.


Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)

We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.


Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)

Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.


Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse
Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse (November 6, 2017)

Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.