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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.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown (December 12, 2018)

President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.


Mark Trahant: So, is President Donald Trump a crook?
Mark Trahant: So, is President Donald Trump a crook? (December 10, 2018)

Federal prosecutors have now publicly alleged that the answer is yes, the president is a crook.


Mark Trahant: Congress still working on Indian Country funding bill
Mark Trahant: Congress still working on Indian Country funding bill (December 4, 2018)

The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country left out of latest life expectancy report
Mark Trahant: Indian Country left out of latest life expectancy report (December 3, 2018)

Are we living longer or not? For Indian Country the answer is complicated.


Mark Trahant: Climate change threatens Native communities
Mark Trahant: Climate change threatens Native communities (November 27, 2018)

A new climate report released by the Trump administration predicts significant -- and expensive -- impacts on the planet as a result of climate change.


Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election
Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election (November 20, 2018)

Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.


Mark Trahant: Election lessons for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Election lessons for Indian Country (November 13, 2018)

So much history was made this Election Day and it really was the year of the Native woman.


Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year
Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year (November 5, 2018)

There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


YES! Magazine: Native candidates are empowered by this election
YES! Magazine: Native candidates are empowered by this election (October 30, 2018)

In 2018, more is at stake than a vote against President Trump.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


Native women candidates: It's our time, together
Native women candidates: It's our time, together (October 15, 2018)

This might be the most powerful idea in this election year, a political network of Native women.