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It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.
I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.
Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.
Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.
It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.
Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.
Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.
Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?
Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
A lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.
'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
A group of Pueblo women hosted a traditional feast for Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 2019.
Young Native women have been elected to the state, tribal, local governing offices in western states in the Northern Plains in astounding numbers.
Minnesota's first Native lieutenant governor and her running mate are visiting Indian Country after their historic win on Election Day.
Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.
November 6 was a good day for Indian candidates, Democrats and Republicans, in South Dakota.
When Native voters show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.
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.
Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
It’s an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.
The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.
It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.
The power of the Native vote is on display as Democrat Jon Tester survived a near-fatal blow in the heart of Trump country.
Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.
Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.
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 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.
There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.
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.
Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.
My grandfather's vote would have mattered. My vote matters. Your vote matters.
Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.
Citizens of the Crow Tribe are mobilizing after their leader endorsed Republican Matt Rosendale in a closely-watched Senate race.
Maggie Ross is among the record numbers of Native women who are seeking a voice in the political system.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.
Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.
What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.
Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.
Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.
When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.
Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.