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Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (01/16)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (01/03)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era (01/02)
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (12/19)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access Pipeline (12/16)
I had hopes that Gov. Burgum would see the potential of the Standing Rock story as one that could make North Dakota a beacon.
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (12/15)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (12/13)
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White HouseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (12/12)
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (12/09)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy historyFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy history (12/05)
Nearly two years ago the Dakota Access Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the tribe about an inevitable pipeline that would cross near their reservation and within treaty lands.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (11/30)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (11/29)
Every time the state of North Dakota and Morton County have had the opportunity to de-escalate, they favor the more violent course.
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (11/21)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux TribeFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (11/18)
A week ago, I was pessimistic about the Dakota Access pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s attempt to block its construction on treaty lands near the reservation.
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (11/15)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (11/14)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefulsFiled Under: National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (11/10)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (11/09)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballotFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (11/08)
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (11/07)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (11/02)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North DakotaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota (10/31)
It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history.
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock (10/28)
Every preposterous and painful image from North Dakota is another reminder of injustice.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretchFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (10/26)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (10/25)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Mark Trahant: North Dakota takes #NoDAPL battle to extremesFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: North Dakota takes #NoDAPL battle to extremes (10/24)
The state of North Dakota has been an ally to the Dakota Access Pipeline instead of a referee.
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surpriseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (10/18)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (10/17)
Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.
Mark Trahant: Native Republican Tom Cole won't abandon Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native Republican Tom Cole won't abandon Donald Trump (10/14)
When the issues involve tribes, and especially, tribal sovereignty, Tom Cole has been one of the most important members in the history of Congress.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (10/12)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North DakotaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North Dakota (10/11)
We’re about a month away from this election season being over — and so there is a lot going on in the #NativeVote16 universe.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (10/10)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline (10/06)
If the Paris Agreement will only get us part of where we need to go to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, then stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline is essential.
Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native vote (10/03)
The single best thing Hillary Clinton could do to connect with younger voters would be to visit the camps at Standing Rock, learn from what’s going on, and take a stand.
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (09/22)
It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North DakotaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota (09/22)
Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.
Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggleFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggle (09/19)
In four decades of reporting I have never seen a story with as wide a gulf over what is occurring at Standing Rock.
Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock (09/15)
On social media and in real life we hear this often: 'What can I do to help Standing Rock?'
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL movement forces long overdue debateFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL movement forces long overdue debate (09/12)
We need to make sure that water is treated as the nation’s most important natural resource. Water is life. That’s not politics.
Mark Trahant: White House must get involved in #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: White House must get involved in #NoDAPL fight (09/08)
I’ve been thinking a lot about the silence from the White House on the situation at Standing Rock.
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim KaineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (09/02)
The tribal community of Standing Rock and the people downstream on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation are those who would be left out and left behind unless the Dakota Access Pipeline is stopped.
Mark Trahant: Candidate shows support for #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Candidate shows support for #NoDAPL movement (09/01)
Henry Red Cloud added his name to those traveling to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show support for the people of Standing Rock and their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Mark Trahant: Two Native candidates fall short in Arizona primaryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Two Native candidates fall short in Arizona primary (08/31)
Victoria Steele, Seneca, and Shawn Redd, Navajo, are out of the running for seats in the U.S. Congress.
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (08/30)
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
Mark Trahant: State erects silly roadblock at peaceful #NoDAPL campFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: State erects silly roadblock at peaceful #NoDAPL camp (08/29)
The disconnect between the perception of Camp Sacred Stone and the reality of the moment starts a few miles south of Mandan, North Dakota.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primaryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary (08/26)
The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizingFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing (08/22)
My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in AlaskaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country?Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (08/15)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and WisconsinFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin (08/11)
Seven Native candidates are in the running in Minnesota and there's another in Wisconsin.
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaignFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign (08/09)
Raising money is the toughest challenge for any Native American who runs for office.
Mark Trahant: An impressive slate of almost 100 Native candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: An impressive slate of almost 100 Native candidates (08/08)
My latest count is seven Native American candidates for Congress, one for the U.S. Senate, five candidates running in statewide races, and 83 Native American candidates for state legislatures.
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislaturesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures (08/05)
If you look at the overall levels of representation, then state legislatures are where Native American candidates have been the most successful.
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates (08/04)
Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates score in Washington primary voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates score in Washington primary vote (08/03)
Democrat Joe Pakootas (Colville) hopes to become another Native voice in Congress.
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for Congress (08/02)
August begins with eight Native American candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.
Mark Trahant: Sky's the limit for new generation of women leadersFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sky's the limit for new generation of women leaders (08/01)
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination for president sent a message that traveled far beyond the convention hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mark Trahant: The story is far from over for Senator Bernie SandersFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The story is far from over for Senator Bernie Sanders (07/28)
It’s clear that Sanders travels to Indian Country changed him. His observations and experiences are bound to stir reform.

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