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Shane Morigeau: We should do more to protect Montanans
Shane Morigeau: We should do more to protect Montanans (March 27, 2020)

Over the last few weeks we have seen numerous efforts brought forth to protect Montanans during these trying times.


Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount, report says
Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount, report says (March 26, 2020)

The U.S. Census Bureau has delayed field operations until at least April 1, so door-to-door visits are on hold as a result of the coronavirus.


After clear victory in Arizona, Biden looks to be in control
After clear victory in Arizona, Biden looks to be in control (March 23, 2020)

Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.


At filing deadline, Bullock announces challenge to Daines for U.S. Senate seat
At filing deadline, Bullock announces challenge to Daines for U.S. Senate seat (March 16, 2020)

Democrat Steve Bullock is challenging Steve Daines for his seat in the U.S. Senate, giving the incumbent Republican a daunting opponent in 2020.


Indian Country leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020 Census
Indian Country leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020 Census (March 16, 2020)

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Election 2020 will be a bumpy and a dirty ride
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Election 2020 will be a bumpy and a dirty ride (March 13, 2020)

Washington D. C. is a community where up is down and down is up.


'The fight is here and now':  Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges
'The fight is here and now': Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges (March 12, 2020)

Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.


Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues
Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues (March 4, 2020)

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.


Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization
Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization (March 3, 2020)

According to an analysis by multistate marijuana provider Verilife, the place with the largest number of dispensaries in the country per 50,000 residents is in Montana.


Albert Bender: Boom for whom? The 'zombie idea' of a booming Trump economy
Albert Bender: Boom for whom? The 'zombie idea' of a booming Trump economy (March 3, 2020)

This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.


Rep. Tom Cole: Socialism is not the American way
Rep. Tom Cole: Socialism is not the American way (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic Party’s tightening embrace of socialist proposals and politicians is real cause for alarm, especially in a country whose very foundation is liberty.


Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry
Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.


Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country
Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country (February 25, 2020)

Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'


'There's nothing to be afraid of': Arizonans gear up for the 2020 census
'There's nothing to be afraid of': Arizonans gear up for the 2020 census (February 24, 2020)

'We have met one-on-one with all of the tribal nations in the state of Arizona,' an official from the U.S. Census Bureau said.


Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory
Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory (February 20, 2020)

Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.


‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain
‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain (February 19, 2020)

Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.


Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin (February 19, 2020)

Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.


History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress
History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress (February 18, 2020)

'This is another overdue representation': Tricia Zunker is hoping to repeat history as another Native woman winning election to the U.S. Congress.


Native Sun News Today: ND Native Vote aims at 2020 Census
Native Sun News Today: ND Native Vote aims at 2020 Census (February 18, 2020)

Combating under-representation in the 2020 U.S. Census is the immediate priority for North Dakota Native Vote, a new advocacy group.


Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations
Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations (February 14, 2020)

I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.


Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress
Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress (February 13, 2020)

Liz Marty May, who represents part of the Pine Ridge Reservation in the South Dakota Legislature, is seeking higher office.


Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus
Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus (February 5, 2020)

The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.


'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again
'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again (February 4, 2020)

A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.


Iowa caucus, Native style
Iowa caucus, Native style (February 3, 2020)

There are 1,678 caucus rooms in the state of Iowa. Only one is located in Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future'
Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future' (January 28, 2020)

Lyla June Johnston, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, went on a hunger strike for her campaign in New Mexico.


Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life
Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life (January 27, 2020)

The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.


Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court
Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court (January 14, 2020)

Even as it was losing the fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Trump administration was running tests about it.


Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’
Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’ (January 13, 2020)

One lies and the others swear to it. That is the definite MO of the Trump Administration.


Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada
Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada (January 9, 2020)

At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.


Mark Charles: America's history rooted in colonialism, enslavement and terror
Mark Charles: America's history rooted in colonialism, enslavement and terror (January 6, 2020)

The United States of America needs an honest national dialogue regarding our own history.


Arizona lawmakers split, as House takes historic vote to impeach Trump
Arizona lawmakers split, as House takes historic vote to impeach Trump (December 19, 2019)

Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.


More Indian Country bills advance on Capitol Hill amid impeachment drama
More Indian Country bills advance on Capitol Hill amid impeachment drama (December 16, 2019)

With Democrats prepared to impeach President Donald Trump, lawmakers continue to advance legislation to benefit Indian Country's interests.


Chris Winters: Getting the money out of the U.S. political system
Chris Winters: Getting the money out of the U.S. political system (December 5, 2019)

Lost amid the daily news cycle now focused on the impeachment of the president is the fact that money continues to roll in.


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee bill draws attention in presidential circles
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee bill draws attention in presidential circles (December 3, 2019)

Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.


Steve Bullock’s issue was tribal sovereignty … now he’s gone
Steve Bullock’s issue was tribal sovereignty … now he’s gone (December 3, 2019)

The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits.


House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona
House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona (November 22, 2019)

A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position
Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position (November 7, 2019)

Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.


Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player
Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player (November 6, 2019)

For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue in 2020.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


The election is today (and national races are just a year away)
The election is today (and national races are just a year away) (November 5, 2019)

At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.


Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington (October 22, 2019)

The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.


Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country (October 14, 2019)

With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.


James Giago Davies: The Manchurian Candidates in the White House
James Giago Davies: The Manchurian Candidates in the White House (October 7, 2019)

Under no circumstances does any actual progressive get anywhere near the Oval Office.


Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems
Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems (October 7, 2019)

President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.


A Whistleblower 'tweets' loud and clear
A Whistleblower 'tweets' loud and clear (October 2, 2019)

This is no longer a case of being a Democrat or a Republican: It is a case of being an American.


Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum (October 1, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.


Governor Steve Bullock calls for broader Native representation across government
Governor Steve Bullock calls for broader Native representation across government (September 26, 2019)

Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president, sat down with Indian Country Today for a wide-ranging interview, the first of its kind for a Native newsroom.


Keep your grubbies off our oligarchy pie
Keep your grubbies off our oligarchy pie (September 26, 2019)

There is no long term difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They both serve the oligarchy.


Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed
Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed (September 25, 2019)

Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (August 29, 2019)

Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.


Elizabeth Warren: Broadband plan offers $5 billion to Indian Country
Elizabeth Warren: Broadband plan offers $5 billion to Indian Country (August 28, 2019)

The Democratic candidate for president wants to set aside $5 billion to help tribes expand broadband in their communities.


Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country
Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country (August 23, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock faced some technical difficulties as he outlined his vision for Indian Country.


Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate
Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate (August 22, 2019)

Among tribal communities, climate change is not theoretical, it is not conjecture.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, was among the record number of participants in a historic Native issues forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

There will be no Andrew Jackson in the White House if best-selling author Marianne Williamson becomes president.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

The final afternoon of the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum featured presentations from five Democratic candidates for president.