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Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change
Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change (September 19, 2018)

Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.


Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona
Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona (September 13, 2018)

Arizona has a long history of discriminating against Native voters. A new law may help those efforts.


Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation
Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation (September 12, 2018)

The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.


Another Indian bill makes its way to President Trump's desk
Another Indian bill makes its way to President Trump's desk (September 11, 2018)

President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.


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.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears
Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears (August 30, 2018)

The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.


Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot
Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot (August 29, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights (August 23, 2018)

When Claudia Tenney began her campaign there was hope that she would become an advocate for the lack of human rights on tribal territory.


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.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory
'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory (August 9, 2018)

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.


Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit
Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit (August 8, 2018)

The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.


News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress
News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress (August 8, 2018)

A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma
Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma (July 30, 2018)

Kevin Stitt could make history as Oklahoma's first Native American governor.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November
Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November (July 26, 2018)

Native Americans will turn out in large numbers because they are just plain sick and tired of politics as usual.


Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box
Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box (July 25, 2018)

Native voters are the least likely to express an interest in voting in November despite opposing Trump's actions.


Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested
Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested (July 23, 2018)

Does this even qualify as a #NativeVote18 story? Here is it anyway, from the Bayou State!


Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people go without justice on their own lands
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people go without justice on their own lands (July 19, 2018)

Officials in South Dakota are comfortable with ignoring Indian-White relations so they can look to their future without guilt.


'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.


'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box
'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box (July 18, 2018)

Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.


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.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change (July 10, 2018)

Everything we were taught that was good in America is on the line.


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.


Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change
Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.


'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.


'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (June 12, 2018)

It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.


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.


Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties
Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties (June 6, 2018)

With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.


'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress
'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress (June 6, 2018)

Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.


'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties
'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties (June 5, 2018)

We have endured hundreds of years of foreign people and foreign governments imposing themselves on our way of life.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.


Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time
Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time (June 5, 2018)

Please help us make voting our new tradition in Indian Country.


'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties
'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties (June 4, 2018)

The treaties are not the problem. The problem is the United States has never honored any treaty with an Indian nation.


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.


'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations
'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations (May 31, 2018)

A Republican candidate for South Dakota's sole Congressional seat wants the federal government to take another look at its relationship with tribal nations.


Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.


'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.


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?


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.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.


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.


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot (April 23, 2018)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.


Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)

A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)

'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.


Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)

When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.


James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)

Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.


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.


Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles
Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles (March 30, 2018)

Indigenous women are reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.


Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America
Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America (March 29, 2018)

The practice of gerrymandering had been used against the Lakota people in South Dakota for many years.


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.


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.