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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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress
Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress (September 27, 2019)

One of the first Native women in Congress and a 2020 candidate for president, have teamed up on a comprehensive Indian Country legislative proposal.


How some North Americans claim a false Indigenous identity
How some North Americans claim a false Indigenous identity (September 26, 2019)

Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.


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.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, shared her sweeping plans to improve the federal-tribal relationship at a historic Indian Country event.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate (July 1, 2019)

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work
Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work (May 30, 2019)

When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office
Mark Trahant: Choctaw citizen Gavin Clarkson makes another run for office (April 18, 2019)

After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.


Mark Trahant: American 'democracy' should include more Native voices
Mark Trahant: American 'democracy' should include more Native voices (March 25, 2019)

Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.


House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control
House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (March 22, 2019)

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president
Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president (February 25, 2019)

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.


Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide
Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide (February 22, 2019)

Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race
Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race (February 1, 2019)

Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?


Ian Zabarte: Media bias and racism are still killing Indians
Ian Zabarte: Media bias and racism are still killing Indians (January 29, 2019)

An editorial cartoonist is taking aim at a new target of the right, along with a more familiar one.


'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump
'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (January 14, 2019)

Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.


Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people
Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people (January 14, 2019)

I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?


The Conversation: Indigenous voices ignored in Elizabeth Warren debate
The Conversation: Indigenous voices ignored in Elizabeth Warren debate (January 9, 2019)

Cherokee and indigenous peoples have spoken out about Elizabeth Warren case, though they have largely been ignored in the larger media narrative.


Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts
Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts (December 6, 2018)

Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.


Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test
Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test (October 23, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren's decision to release the results of a DNA analysis was a political ploy.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise
Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise (October 17, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.


Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test
Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test (October 15, 2018)

Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.


Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts
Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts (September 19, 2018)

A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.


Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis
Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis (September 18, 2018)

Native American reservations are experiencing an epidemic of suicide that is claiming the lives of countless young people.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era
Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era (September 10, 2018)

Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.


Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.


Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.


Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school
Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school (June 7, 2018)

Deb Haaland is connecting with voters by linking her Laguna Pueblo background to her progressive Democratic campaign in New Mexico.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
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.


Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.


Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)

Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.


Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)

Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.


President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.


President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)

The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.