More: 2018

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Education | Politics

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot (April 23, 2018)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
Politics

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina (April 18, 2018)

A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
National | Politics

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
National | Politics

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)

When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)

Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
National | Politics

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
Business | National | Politics

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
National | Politics

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
National | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
National | Politics

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)

MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city
National | Politics

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (February 20, 2018)

David Holt, a citizen of the Osage Nation, will be the first Native person to serve as mayor of Oklahoma City.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)

Another Native American woman is ready to make history.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)

The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?

Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
National | Politics

Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)

A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
Politics

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)

Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Politics

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (January 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
Politics

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)

Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)

Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)

We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)

Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)

We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

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.

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.

Harold Monteau: Democrats need to get their act together in new election season
Opinion | Politics

Harold Monteau: Democrats need to get their act together in new election season (August 14, 2017)

Writing on Indian Country Media Network, Harold Monteau offers a few ideas for the Democrats to consider to help them become Democrats again.

Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book (July 31, 2017)

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to 'traditional conservatism' in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.

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.

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?’

Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress (April 17, 2017)

The 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.