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Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)
'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play
Politics
Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play (April 12, 2018)
It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions.

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Politics
Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)
Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.

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.

Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election
Politics
Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election (April 4, 2018)
The Shinnecock Nation held an election for its governing body, with voters returning longtime former leader Lance Gumbs to the council of trustees.

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.

Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals
Business | Law | Politics
Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals (March 13, 2018)
Sites like Airbnb are boasting tens of thousands of stays in Palm Springs, California, but some want to change that.

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.

Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council (March 12, 2018)
A year after being called out by the Trump administration, the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)
Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico
National | Politics
Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico (March 7, 2018)
Charlotte Little, a citizen of the Pueblo of San Felipe, is the new city clerk for Albuquerque in New Mexico.

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.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National | Politics | Technology | World
Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)
The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election
Politics
White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election (February 28, 2018)
The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty.

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.

Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge
Politics
Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge (February 22, 2018)
Citizens of the Peoria Tribe will go to the polls on March 3 to choose a leader.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)
L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
Law | National | Politics | World
Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)
An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

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.

Colville Tribes won't be changing name after landslide in referendum
National | Politics
Colville Tribes won't be changing name after landslide in referendum (February 8, 2018)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation won't be changing their name even though some have said it doesn't adequately represent their people.

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?

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
Law | Politics
GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)
It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council
Politics
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council (January 30, 2018)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has a new leader -- Anthony Roberts was elected and sworn in as chairman of the California-based tribe.

Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe
Law | National | Politics
Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe (January 30, 2018)
A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)
We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute
Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute (January 24, 2018)
The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.

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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)
Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

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.

Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down
Politics
Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down (January 11, 2018)
Harold 'Gus' Frank, the longtime chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, is retiring after 20 years of service.

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.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)
The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

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.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
National | Politics
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

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.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office
Politics
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office (December 6, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has a new leader. Ronald Ekdahl was sworn in as chief on December 5, 2017.

Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings (December 6, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe finally held an election for four council seats but the results are being challenged by citizens who might be kicked out.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

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.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president
Politics
Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president (November 8, 2017)
Voters of the Mescalero Apache Tribe elected Arthur 'Butch' Blazer as president.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)
Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.

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