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Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
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Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
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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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen launches second bid in Massachusetts
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Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen launches second bid in Massachusetts (March 12, 2018)

After losing his first campaign by just a few hundred votes, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is launching his second bid for the Massachusetts Legislature.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
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Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)

Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
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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.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
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Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
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Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)

MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
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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: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
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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: Native candidates chase money in election season
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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
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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?

Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
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Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)

A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
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Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)

Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

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

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

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
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Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight President Donald Trump.

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.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
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Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)

Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
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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
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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: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
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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
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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.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
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Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)

A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
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Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)

Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)

Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

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 lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
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Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)

This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)

There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
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Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)

A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
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Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)

It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

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.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
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Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)

We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign
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Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign (August 10, 2017)

It's hard to believe but a tribal citizen has never served in the Massachusetts Legislature. Jacob Ventura is hoping to change that.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington (August 2, 2017)

Washington state voters picked candidates in a primary election Tuesday and a number of Native Americans ran for offices ranging from city councils to the Seattle Port Commission.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
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Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)

Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

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.

Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault
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Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault (June 22, 2017)

The state of Montana has a new representative in the halls of Congress though he didn't garner much support in Indian Country.

Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault
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Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault (June 8, 2017)

Republican Greg Gianforte lost the Native vote but was successful overall in his bid to represent Montana in the U.S. House.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
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Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)

Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)

One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana
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Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)

Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.