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Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school

Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school (June 7, 2018)

Deb Haaland is connecting with voters by linking her Laguna Pueblo background to her progressive Democratic campaign in New Mexico.

Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails
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Rep. Tom Cole safe after train carrying Republican lawmakers derails (January 31, 2018)

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
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Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)

We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)

Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
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Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)

We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
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Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
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Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)

Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service
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Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)

The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.

Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law
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Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law (March 13, 2017)

This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.

Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare
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Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.

New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization
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New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization (March 3, 2017)

The new leader of the Interior Department is promising 'bold' changes that are slated to include the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
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Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)

As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.

Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
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Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary (February 20, 2017)

It's unusual for Indian Country to wait so long for someone to be confirmed at the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal
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Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (February 7, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.

Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end
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Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)

The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.

Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress
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Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress (January 3, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.

Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue
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Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (December 19, 2016)

Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?

Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained
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Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)

Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
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Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources
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Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (December 16, 2016)

Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.

Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House
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Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (December 12, 2016)

If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies
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Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (December 8, 2016)

A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin refutes speculation of 'privatizing' tribal land
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin refutes speculation of 'privatizing' tribal land (December 7, 2016)

The Oklahoma Republican said a widely circulated report 'completely distorted' his views about sovereignty and self-determination.

Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes
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Indian Republicans associated with Donald Trump seek trust land changes (December 5, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) and Ross Swimmer, a former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are floating some interesting ideas.

Dakota Access Pipeline stands to gain with Donald Trump in the White House
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Dakota Access Pipeline stands to gain with Donald Trump in the White House (November 9, 2016)

The incoming president has vowed to lift 'roadblocks' to large infrastructure projects like the one that's almost complete in North Dakota.

Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset
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Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset (November 9, 2016)

Tribes are entering a new and unknown era with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.

Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
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Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)

Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.

Donald Trump touts Indian Country supporters but offers no policy
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Donald Trump touts Indian Country supporters but offers no policy (November 2, 2016)

The Native American Coalition is short on strong names and even shorter on goals, promises and policies.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)

What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?

Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of election
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Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of election (October 11, 2016)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House, became the highest-ranking Republican leader to abandon presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)

Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.

Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump
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Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (October 10, 2016)

Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.

Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal
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Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (September 29, 2016)

A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
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House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)

Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country?
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Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (August 15, 2016)

If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.

Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump
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Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump (August 12, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, is joining Rep. Tom Cole, Chickasaw, in supporting their party's controversial presidential nominee.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump brings good news to Native candidates
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump brings good news to Native candidates (May 9, 2016)

Let’s start with an understatement: Donald Trump is not the usual Republican Party nominee for president.

Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress
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Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress (April 19, 2016)

Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates fall behind in the big money wars (February 9, 2016)

Native Americans make up .37 percent of Congress (that’s about one-third of one percent) compared to about 2 percent of the country’s population as a whole.

Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix
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Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin endorses Sen. Marco Rubio for president
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin endorses Sen. Marco Rubio for president (November 23, 2015)

The Republican from Florida has one big mark against him -- he voted against the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter
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Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (June 26, 2015)

The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.

Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
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Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)

The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

House passes bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter
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House passes bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (June 1, 2015)

H.R.533 revokes a charter that was approved under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act in 1940.

Congress approves measure to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline
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Congress approves measure to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (February 12, 2015)

The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) -- voted for the bill.

Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter
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Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (January 30, 2015)

Changing the outdated document is extremely difficult.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 17, 2014)

Rosebud President Cyril Scott said approval of the controversial project was an 'act of war against our people.'

Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe
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Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (September 30, 2014)

The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.

House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs
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House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs (September 16, 2014)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) said the bill promotes tribal self-determination and reliance without additional cost to the U.S. government.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin named one of 50 Most Beautiful on Hill
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin named one of 50 Most Beautiful on Hill (July 30, 2014)

The Cherokee Nation citizen said he had to buy a suit for the first time.

Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon defeated in Senate campaign
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Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon defeated in Senate campaign (June 25, 2014)

There won't be another tribal member in the halls of Congress anytime soon.

Interior Department opposes bill to end Office of Special Trustee
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Interior Department opposes bill to end Office of Special Trustee (May 8, 2014)

The Obama administration opposes a bill to eliminate the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians

Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces ethics probe for business dealings
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces ethics probe for business dealings (March 25, 2014)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) faces an ethics probe for continuing to work on his plumbing business while drawing a taxpayer salary in Congress.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, slams marriage ruling
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, slams marriage ruling (January 15, 2014)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Cherokee Nation, is criticizing a federal judge who invalidated Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage.

Obama signs bill for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DC
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Obama signs bill for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DC (December 27, 2013)

President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, into law on Thursday.

House committee backs bill for Native veterans memorial in DC
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House committee backs bill for Native veterans memorial in DC (December 5, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, by unanimous consent on Wednesday.

Obama signs bill to put end to shutdown of  federal government
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Obama signs bill to put end to shutdown of federal government (October 17, 2013)

Thousands of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service employees are headed back to work today after President Barack Obama signed a bill to end the 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

Senate clashes with House on spending bill that affects IHCIA
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Senate clashes with House on spending bill that affects IHCIA (September 24, 2013)

The Senate and the House are headed for a showdown on a spending bill that eliminates funds for the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 law that reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Supreme Court backs Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas
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Supreme Court backs Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas (June 14, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Oklahoma in a water dispute with Texas that impacts tribal rights. The justices held that the Red River Compact, a multi-state agreement,...