tag: elections

Fawn Sharp
The leadership of the National Congress of American Indians is mostly staying the same following an election at the organization’s annual meeting.
Joe Biden
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
Native Vote
“There was a time, not long ago, where Indigenous people were supposed to be terminated,” said attorney Victoria Holland.
Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.
Aaron Payment
Advocating for our tribal nations and our people through participation in the political process is one of the most important choices we can make.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Cherokee Nation Election Commission
A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.
Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
everynativevotecounts
Native America Calling will get a look at the latest voting laws and what Native voting advocates are doing to counter them.
nativevote
They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
montanastatecapitol
Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
harveygodwin
The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.
landback
Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
Tim Giago
It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
protestbolivia
This is a tale of two countries—Bolivia and the United States. Only one nation is pursuing justice against a corrupt leader.
georgenelouis
“I’ll fight tirelessly to represent our tribal communities and our tribes with honor,” Georgene Louis says as she seeks to fill the shoes of a fellow Pueblo trailblazer.
georgenelouis

Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.

mariecrabb
For years, candidate Marie Crabb has claimed to be Mescalero Apache. Those claims cannot be verified.
uscapitol
Every Republican senator voted against the Covid Relief Bill. What did they vote against?
choctawnationflag
The leader of one of the largest tribes in the U.S. is fighting a behind-the-scenes battle with Congress that pits racial justice against tribal sovereignty.
pojoaque
The Pueblo of Pojoaque is being led by women for the first time in modern history.
georgenelouis
Tribal nations are lining up behind a Pueblo woman in a crowded field of candidates for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
chuckhoskin
Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
cedriccromwell
The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
benraylujan
Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.
nativeamericacalling nac
What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?
Joe Biden Kamala Harris Tribal Leaders
Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
donaldtrumpcouygriffin
A Republican county official who participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol is being labeled a “racist” by federal prosecutors for his attacks on Native and Black people.
donaldtrump
The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
Clara Pratte
Clara Pratte, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who worked on the Joe Biden presidential campaign, is Native America Calling’s Native in the Spotlight.
yvetteherrell
Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.
The Capitol after the attack
The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.
lizertrump
The vice president of the Navajo Nation contributed to the false belief that Donald Trump could remain in office despite losing the presidential election.
akwesasnesingers
We must have the women take charge in Mohawk society.
nativeamericacalling nac
The COVID-19 pandemic and a contentious presidential election dominated the news is 2020.
ncaiwellnesswalk
A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.