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Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union
Cronkite News: Indian Country's needs ignored in State of the Union (February 6, 2019)

'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.


Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: When the State of the Union was tragic for Indian Country (February 6, 2019)

President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.


Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition
Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition (February 5, 2019)

President Trump deserves the opportunity to address the American people on the pressing issues facing our country in a setting that is both visually magnificent and historically significant.


Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount
Mark Trahant: Impact of shutdown on Indian Country continues to mount (January 23, 2019)

'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.


Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union
Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union (February 1, 2018)

The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.


State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.


Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.


Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux Klan
Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux Klan (January 19, 2016)

In what became known as the Victory at Hayes Pond, tribal members drove out the supremacist group from Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 18, 1958.


Student from Navajo Nation to attend State of the Union address
Student from Navajo Nation to attend State of the Union address (January 12, 2016)

Carielle Bahe is a junior at the University of New Mexico and plans to become a teacher on her reservation.


NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations (January 11, 2016)

President Brian Cladoosby will outline some of the successes and challenges facing Indian Country in the January 14 speech.


Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union
Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union (January 11, 2016)

Jason Small hopes his presence shows President Barack Obama why energy development is important on the Montana reservation.


Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech
Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech (January 11, 2016)

Lydia Doza, who is Alaska Native, is ttending the speech as a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.


Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (January 21, 2015)

Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.


Mark Trahant: Investing in future generations of our Native youth
Mark Trahant: Investing in future generations of our Native youth (January 16, 2015)

Indian Country is rarely mentioned during a presidential State of the Union. That’s too bad.


Veteran from Crow Tribe, 92 years old, at State of the Union
Veteran from Crow Tribe, 92 years old, at State of the Union (January 28, 2014)

Charles DeCrane, a 92-year-old veteran from the Crow Tribe of Montana, will be at the State of the Union tonight.


Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union
Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union (January 28, 2014)

Andra Rush, a Mohawk woman who started her first company when she was 23, will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union.


Kim Teehee: 'Built to Last' blueprint includes Indian Country
Kim Teehee: 'Built to Last' blueprint includes Indian Country (January 26, 2012)

"In yesterday’s State of the Union address, the President laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills...


NCAI President Keel offers preview of State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Keel offers preview of State of Indian Nations (January 25, 2012)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel plans to offer solutions to make Indian Country stronger in his 2012 State of Indian Nations on Thursday. Keel, who serves as...


NAIHC hopes State of the Union leads to more streamlining
NAIHC hopes State of the Union leads to more streamlining (January 25, 2012)

Reducing red tape will benefit Indian housing, National American Indian Housing Council Chairwoman Cheryl A. Causley said in response to the 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night. President...


Navajo Nation president praises Obama's  State of the Union
Navajo Nation president praises Obama's State of the Union (January 25, 2012)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly praised President Barack Obama for the "bold directives" laid out in the 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night. Shelly said the Navajo Nation...


Mark Trahant: It's time to invest in young people of America
Mark Trahant: It's time to invest in young people of America (January 25, 2012)

Presidents are required to be optimistic.The American people expect it -- and reward those politicians who know their lines. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday night followed The...


Kim Teehee of White House to host 'office hours'  on Twitter
Kim Teehee of White House to host 'office hours' on Twitter (January 24, 2012)

Kimberly Teehee, the White House Senior Policy Adviser for Native American Affairs, will hold "office hours" on Twitter this Thursday at 3pm EST. Participants can ask questions using the #WHchat...


Interior Secretary Salazar declares intent to stay in Washington  DC
Interior Secretary Salazar declares intent to stay in Washington DC (January 27, 2011)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may have sat out the State of the Union but he fully intends to continue serving the Obama administration. Salazar was the "designated survivor" for President...