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Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Mark Trahant: Indigenous community in Dominica takes major hit from hurricane
Environment | World
Mark Trahant: Indigenous community in Dominica takes major hit from hurricane (September 21, 2017)
The Kalinago Territory in Dominica took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, with all communications wiped out during the storm.

Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country (September 19, 2017)
Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service
Health | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)
Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'

Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country is strong when media in Indian Country is strong (September 11, 2017)
Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.

Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats (September 7, 2017)
Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program
Health | National
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes solved their dental health crisis with unique program (September 6, 2017)
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist and it does what good medicine should: improve public health.

Mark Trahant: We need a 'vehicle of Indian intelligence' for Indian Country news
Opinion
Mark Trahant: We need a 'vehicle of Indian intelligence' for Indian Country news (September 5, 2017)
In the words of an editor of the historic Cherokee Phoenix, we need a ‘vehicle of Indian intelligence’ to serve Indian news.

Mark Trahant: Native media can't survive these days without deeper pockets
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Native media can't survive these days without deeper pockets (August 29, 2017)
Nearly every Native American journalist in the country can tell you what our national media ought to look like.

Mark Trahant: Remembering the late former Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Remembering the late former Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus (August 25, 2017)
Cecil Andrus, a former governor of Idaho and former Secretary of the Interior during the Jimmy Carter administration, passed away on August 23, 2017.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces another threat of a government shutdown
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country faces another threat of a government shutdown (August 24, 2017)
Indian Country is always hit hard by government shutdowns.

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.

Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over (August 16, 2017)
The question now is how fast will the Trump administration crumble? When will people resign in good conscience?

Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Get ready for a big mess once Congress returns to work in September (August 10, 2017)
September is going to be a mess -- Congress must sort out some really complicated issues.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth
Health | National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)
A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington (August 2, 2017)
Washington state voters picked candidates in a primary election Tuesday and a number of Native Americans ran for offices ranging from city councils to the Seattle Port Commission.

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone (August 1, 2017)
Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.

Mark Trahant: What's next for Indian health care after big fail in Congress?
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What's next for Indian health care after big fail in Congress? (July 28, 2017)
Congress has never even considered, let alone acted, to fully fund Indian health programs.

Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care (July 27, 2017)
Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Senate takes up health reform (July 26, 2017)
As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.

Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care (July 24, 2017)
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.

Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era (July 19, 2017)
With Republicans unable to govern, it’s time for new management in the Senate, Mark Trahant writes.

Mark Trahant: Buckle up as Republicans try to repeal Affordable Care Act
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Buckle up as Republicans try to repeal Affordable Care Act (July 18, 2017)
So plan B, supported by President Donald J. Trump, is a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan to figure out the what’s next?

Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill (July 17, 2017)
The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)
The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great'
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great' (June 29, 2017)
The Senate’s health care bill is 'mostly dead' but that’s not the same as all dead, Mark Trahant writes.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2017)
The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill -- the ironically titled 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017' -- ought to be enough to put to rest any idea that Republicans want to improve health care in this country.

Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors (June 19, 2017)
The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country (June 12, 2017)
It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)
Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)
Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)
The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.

Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.

Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (May 4, 2017)
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.

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: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now (May 1, 2017)
Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.

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: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

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.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (March 27, 2017)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.

Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (March 23, 2017)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (March 16, 2017)
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (March 13, 2017)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement (March 7, 2017)
There’s a bad joke that goes like this: What’s your plan to pay for the high cost of health care?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country (March 1, 2017)
A reminder about what’s at stake from Deborah Parker of the Tulalip Tribes.

Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away
Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away (February 27, 2017)
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.

Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time
Education | Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time (February 20, 2017)
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.

Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over (February 13, 2017)
The Trump administration has been in office for less than a month — and already the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is again proceeding.

Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities (February 7, 2017)
It’s not Jenni Monet who will be on trial. It’s the First Amendment.

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