More: native vote

Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota
Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota (June 5, 2019)

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.


Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector
Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (May 23, 2019)

Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table (April 24, 2019)

Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.


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.


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City (April 3, 2019)

Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.


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: 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.


Native Sun News Today: Indian community seeks voice in local government
Native Sun News Today: Indian community seeks voice in local government (March 21, 2019)

A lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


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: 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?


Recap: Pueblo women host traditional feast for Deb Haaland
Recap: Pueblo women host traditional feast for Deb Haaland (January 4, 2019)

A group of Pueblo women hosted a traditional feast for Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 2019.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Will Native women be able to solve our political problems?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Will Native women be able to solve our political problems? (December 26, 2018)

Young Native women have been elected to the state, tribal, local governing offices in western states in the Northern Plains in astounding numbers.


Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota
Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota (November 29, 2018)

Minnesota's first Native lieutenant governor and her running mate are visiting Indian Country after their historic win on Election Day.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Indian candidates win in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Indian candidates win in South Dakota (November 19, 2018)

November 6 was a good day for Indian candidates, Democrats and Republicans, in South Dakota.


YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote
YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote (November 19, 2018)

When Native voters show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.


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.


Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night
Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night (November 13, 2018)

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.


Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action
Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action (November 12, 2018)

Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.


Native Republican candidate refuses to concede race for Congress
Native Republican candidate refuses to concede race for Congress (November 12, 2018)

Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.


Terri Hansen and Jacqueline Keeler: Yes, Native people are still here
Terri Hansen and Jacqueline Keeler: Yes, Native people are still here (November 12, 2018)

It’s an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.


Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah
Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah (November 8, 2018)

The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.


Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress
Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress (November 8, 2018)

It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.


Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race
Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race (November 7, 2018)

The power of the Native vote is on display as Democrat Jon Tester survived a near-fatal blow in the heart of Trump country.


Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race
Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race (November 7, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


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.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election
Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election (November 5, 2018)

Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.


Arne Vainio: Let's make sure our votes count in this election
Arne Vainio: Let's make sure our votes count in this election (November 5, 2018)

My grandfather's vote would have mattered. My vote matters. Your vote matters.


Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns
Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns (November 2, 2018)

Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.


Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans
Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans (November 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Crow Tribe are mobilizing after their leader endorsed Republican Matt Rosendale in a closely-watched Senate race.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office (October 31, 2018)

Maggie Ross is among the record numbers of Native women who are seeking a voice in the political system.


Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election
Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election (October 31, 2018)

Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.


Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe
Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe (October 31, 2018)

Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.


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.


Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted
Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted (October 30, 2018)

Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.


High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights
High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights (October 30, 2018)

After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.


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.


Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote
Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote (October 29, 2018)

Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.


Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens
Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens (October 29, 2018)

I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.


Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights?
Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights? (October 29, 2018)

What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.


'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress
'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress (October 25, 2018)

Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.


5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms (October 22, 2018)

Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.


Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign
Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign (October 20, 2018)

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives
Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2018)

Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.


'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race
'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race (October 17, 2018)

A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.


Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters
Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters (October 16, 2018)

Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.


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.