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Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'Filed Under: 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 governFiled Under: 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 CongressFiled Under: 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 tribesFiled Under: 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 nationFiled Under: 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 careFiled Under: 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 debateFiled Under: 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 AmericansFiled Under: 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 lawFiled Under: 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 replacementFiled Under: 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 RepublicansFiled Under: 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 CountryFiled Under: 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 awayFiled Under: 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 stateFiled Under: 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 timeFiled Under: 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 pollsFiled Under: 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 overFiled Under: 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 authoritiesFiled Under: 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.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access Pipeline (February 1, 2017)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says Army Corps does not have the authority to stop the environmental review of the controversial project.
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can survive the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can survive the Donald Trump era (January 30, 2017)
The new administration is only a few days old and already the chaos of the times have upset business as usual.
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (January 23, 2017)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (January 16, 2017)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (January 3, 2017)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era (January 2, 2017)
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access Pipeline (December 16, 2016)
I had hopes that Gov. Burgum would see the potential of the Standing Rock story as one that could make North Dakota a beacon.
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (December 15, 2016)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White HouseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (December 12, 2016)
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy historyFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy history (December 5, 2016)
Nearly two years ago the Dakota Access Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the tribe about an inevitable pipeline that would cross near their reservation and within treaty lands.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (November 30, 2016)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (November 29, 2016)
Every time the state of North Dakota and Morton County have had the opportunity to de-escalate, they favor the more violent course.
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (November 21, 2016)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux TribeFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (November 18, 2016)
A week ago, I was pessimistic about the Dakota Access pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s attempt to block its construction on treaty lands near the reservation.
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefulsFiled Under: National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballotFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North DakotaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota (October 31, 2016)
It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history.
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock (October 28, 2016)
Every preposterous and painful image from North Dakota is another reminder of injustice.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretchFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Mark Trahant: North Dakota takes #NoDAPL battle to extremesFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: North Dakota takes #NoDAPL battle to extremes (October 24, 2016)
The state of North Dakota has been an ally to the Dakota Access Pipeline instead of a referee.
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surpriseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (October 18, 2016)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (October 17, 2016)
Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.
Mark Trahant: Native Republican Tom Cole won't abandon Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native Republican Tom Cole won't abandon Donald Trump (October 14, 2016)
When the issues involve tribes, and especially, tribal sovereignty, Tom Cole has been one of the most important members in the history of Congress.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (October 12, 2016)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North DakotaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North Dakota (October 11, 2016)
We’re about a month away from this election season being over — and so there is a lot going on in the #NativeVote16 universe.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline (October 6, 2016)
If the Paris Agreement will only get us part of where we need to go to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, then stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline is essential.
Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The #NoDAPL movement and the young Native vote (October 3, 2016)
The single best thing Hillary Clinton could do to connect with younger voters would be to visit the camps at Standing Rock, learn from what’s going on, and take a stand.
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (September 22, 2016)
It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North DakotaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota (September 22, 2016)
Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.
Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggleFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggle (September 19, 2016)
In four decades of reporting I have never seen a story with as wide a gulf over what is occurring at Standing Rock.

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