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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.


Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country
Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country (February 25, 2020)

Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'


Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory
Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory (February 20, 2020)

Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.


Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin (February 19, 2020)

Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.


History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress
History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress (February 18, 2020)

'This is another overdue representation': Tricia Zunker is hoping to repeat history as another Native woman winning election to the U.S. Congress.


Native Sun News Today: ND Native Vote aims at 2020 Census
Native Sun News Today: ND Native Vote aims at 2020 Census (February 18, 2020)

Combating under-representation in the 2020 U.S. Census is the immediate priority for North Dakota Native Vote, a new advocacy group.


Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations
Bryan Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations (February 14, 2020)

I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.


Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress
Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress (February 13, 2020)

Liz Marty May, who represents part of the Pine Ridge Reservation in the South Dakota Legislature, is seeking higher office.


Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus
Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus (February 5, 2020)

The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.


'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.


Iowa caucus, Native style
Iowa caucus, Native style (February 3, 2020)

There are 1,678 caucus rooms in the state of Iowa. Only one is located in Indian Country.


Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule
Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule (January 28, 2020)

'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.


Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future'
Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future' (January 28, 2020)

Lyla June Johnston, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, went on a hunger strike for her campaign in New Mexico.


Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’
Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’ (January 13, 2020)

One lies and the others swear to it. That is the definite MO of the Trump Administration.


Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada
Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada (January 9, 2020)

At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.


'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.


Steve Bullock’s issue was tribal sovereignty … now he’s gone
Steve Bullock’s issue was tribal sovereignty … now he’s gone (December 3, 2019)

The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits.


Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill up for first hearing
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill up for first hearing (December 2, 2019)

The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.


Tribal sovereignty foe Slade Gorton speaks out against Donald Trump
Tribal sovereignty foe Slade Gorton speaks out against Donald Trump (November 26, 2019)

Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position
Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position (November 7, 2019)

Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.


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.


The election is today (and national races are just a year away)
The election is today (and national races are just a year away) (November 5, 2019)

At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.


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.


Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems
Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems (October 7, 2019)

President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.


Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say
Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say (October 2, 2019)

The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.


Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum (October 1, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.


Governor Steve Bullock calls for broader Native representation across government
Governor Steve Bullock calls for broader Native representation across government (September 26, 2019)

Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president, sat down with Indian Country Today for a wide-ranging interview, the first of its kind for a Native newsroom.


Keep your grubbies off our oligarchy pie
Keep your grubbies off our oligarchy pie (September 26, 2019)

There is no long term difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They both serve the oligarchy.


‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph
‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph (September 26, 2019)

For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.


Indigenous leader falls short in Manitoba election bid
Indigenous leader falls short in Manitoba election bid (September 12, 2019)

Wab Kinew could have been the first Indigenous person to lead Manitoba as the chief executive of the province.


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.


Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country
Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country (August 23, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock faced some technical difficulties as he outlined his vision for Indian Country.


Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate
Native American Democratic leaders call for climate change debate (August 22, 2019)

Among tribal communities, climate change is not theoretical, it is not conjecture.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, was among the record number of participants in a historic Native issues forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

There will be no Andrew Jackson in the White House if best-selling author Marianne Williamson becomes president.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

From veteran Joe Sestak's call for tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians to Navajo citizen Mark Charles and his #WeThePeople platform, here's what went down at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


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

Mark Charles, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is running for president in 2020 as an Independent.


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

Kamala Harris, the U.S. Senator from California, was among the record number of participants in the historic #NativeVote2020 event.


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

Julián Castro, a former Obama administration official, was the first presidential candidate in the 2020 cycle with a detailed Indigenous agenda.


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.


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

Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont, discussed his Indian Country platform with tribal leaders and tribal citizens.


Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 20, 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.


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

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


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.


Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House
Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House (August 15, 2019)

I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.


Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider
Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider (August 6, 2019)

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.


Joshua Adams: Politicans can't keep ignoring Native Americans
Joshua Adams: Politicans can't keep ignoring Native Americans (August 6, 2019)

Indigenous communities are pressing politicians to see that native visibility, voices and votes matter.


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.


Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty
Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty (July 31, 2019)

For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.


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.