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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.

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.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)
So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)
How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts
Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)
Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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.

Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse (November 6, 2017)
Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.

University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained
Education | Environment | National
University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained (October 30, 2017)
The University of North Dakota will host a lecture where the Dakota Access Pipeline will be discussed after veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant raised concerns.

Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline
Education | Environment | National
Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 27, 2017)
Veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant is quitting his job at the University of North Dakota after he said officials stifled his efforts to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation
Environment | National | Opinion | World
Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation (October 25, 2017)
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Exploring the 'business' of news in Indian Country these days (October 16, 2017)
How can Indian Country serve readers as an independent news organization?

Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)
President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform (October 3, 2017)
The larger issue of tax reform and its impact on Indian Country is still a complicated question.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)
Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

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.

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