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Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Politics
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
Law | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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.

Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'
Law | National | Politics
Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression' (May 12, 2017)
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.

Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands
Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (April 27, 2017)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South Dakota
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South Dakota (January 27, 2017)
In 50 years, Indians will be closing in on being the majority in South Dakota.

Deron Marquez:  Electoral College protects the Indian voter's voice
Opinion | Politics
Deron Marquez: Electoral College protects the Indian voter's voice (January 23, 2017)
'A popular vote system would silence the American Indian.'

Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor
Politics
Middletown Rancheria chairman wins election as county supervisor (January 5, 2017)
Jose 'Moke' Simon is the first Native American to serve on the board in Lake County, California.

Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity
Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight
Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (November 21, 2016)
Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.

Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site
Business | Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (November 14, 2016)
A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.

Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)
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 candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.

Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
National | Politics
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.

Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.

Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Native voters face hurdles in exercising basic rights (November 7, 2016)
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.

Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.

Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee
National | Politics
Navajo veteran who once worked for Donald Trump praises Republican presidential nominee (November 4, 2016)
Berinda Deluca-Rininger wasn't the biggest draw at a rally on the reservation but she offered a more personal account than the Republican candidate's own son.

Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country (November 4, 2016)
'Donald Trump has a record of hostility to tribal sovereignty going back before he got into politics.'

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8 (November 4, 2016)
Let’s look at this election of 2016. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

North Dakota panel opens probe into Dakota Access Pipeline disturbance
Environment | National | Politics
North Dakota panel opens probe into Dakota Access Pipeline disturbance (November 3, 2016)
Energy Transfer Partners waited 10 days to provide notification of the disturbance of tribal artifacts.

Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico
National | Politics
Navajo Republicans host Donald Trump campaign for event in New Mexico (November 2, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee's new Native American Coalition is joining a rally in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Victoria Vasques: Let's make sure every Native vote counts in 2016
Opinion | Politics
Victoria Vasques: Let's make sure every Native vote counts in 2016 (November 2, 2016)
Nothing is more important than Election Day – less than a week away!

Donald Trump touts Indian Country supporters but offers no policy
National | Politics
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.

Interior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Interior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program (November 1, 2016)
With the presidential election only a week away, the future of a major Indian land effort hangs in the balance.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota (October 31, 2016)
It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history.

Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock
Opinion
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock (October 28, 2016)
Every preposterous and painful image from North Dakota is another reminder of injustice.

Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand
Environment | National | Politics
Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand (October 26, 2016)
Young members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are turning the Dakota Access Pipeline into a presidential campaign issue.

Native candidate in South Dakota gets big boost from President Barack Obama
National | Politics
Native candidate in South Dakota gets big boost from President Barack Obama (October 26, 2016)
Red Dawn Foster, who is Oglala and Navajo, is 'humbled and honored' by the big endorsement.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)
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 landslide
Opinion | Politics
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?

Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate (October 24, 2016)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won't face Democrat Paula Hawks at a debate sought by Native Sun News Today.

Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election
National | Politics
Utah group aims to elevate Native issues in an unusual election (October 20, 2016)
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.

Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
National | Politics
Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move (October 20, 2016)
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.

Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans (October 20, 2016)
As the next few weeks progress we fill our pages with significant political coverage to help inform our people about the candidates.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump (October 19, 2016)
Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party to its lowest common denominator.

Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (October 18, 2016)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.

Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (October 17, 2016)
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 Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native Republican Tom Cole won't abandon Donald Trump (October 14, 2016)
When the issues involve tribes, and especially, tribal sovereignty, Tom Cole has been one of the most important members in the history of Congress.

Charles Kader: The Native voter and the 2016 presidential election
Opinion | Politics
Charles Kader: The Native voter and the 2016 presidential election (October 14, 2016)
'On some Native American territories, the voter turnout is so paltry as if to say, it is not OUR election.'

Toni Tsatoke-Mule: Native women are needed now more than ever
Opinion | Politics
Toni Tsatoke-Mule: Native women are needed now more than ever (October 14, 2016)
Our collective reality, as Native women, is that violence lives alongside many of us.

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