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Kayla Hilario: Let's not forget Tribal history as we complete the Census
Kayla Hilario: Let's not forget Tribal history as we complete the Census (August 13, 2020)

It’s important for all our communities to be counted – especially Indian Country – to ensure we bring back resources and representation that is rightfully ours.


'Shame on you': Authorities warn criminals not to make false claims about Indian status
'Shame on you': Authorities warn criminals not to make false claims about Indian status (August 12, 2020)

Lying about your tribal identity could land you in trouble on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, whose reservation boundaries were reaffirmed by a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.


'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick
'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick (August 11, 2020)

A prominent U.S. Senator has made history as the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes jump on census bandwagon
Native Sun News Today: Tribes jump on census bandwagon (August 7, 2020)

The Choctaw Nation missed out on many millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief and other programs due to an undercount of tribal citizens in the U.S. Census.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: The 'hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil' GOP
Native Sun News Today Editorial: The 'hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil' GOP (August 5, 2020)

We suppose that most of us are pretty sick and tired of South Dakota’s duly elected national representatives bowing down to everything that is bad about Donald Trump and not standing up to refute the damaging lies he uses every day to solidify his base.


Native Sun News Today: ‘Tunkasila Sakpe’ -- Mt. Rushmore
Native Sun News Today: ‘Tunkasila Sakpe’ -- Mt. Rushmore (July 27, 2020)

Tuŋkášila Šákpe is the Lakota name for The Six Grandfathers. It's known as Mount Rushmore to the people who stole it from the Sioux Nation.


No 'surrender': Muscogee (Creek) Nation stands firm on sovereignty after historic Supreme Court win
No 'surrender': Muscogee (Creek) Nation stands firm on sovereignty after historic Supreme Court win (July 20, 2020)

'Now is the time to exercise our sovereignty, not voluntarily surrender it,' Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says in asserting the tribe's position of strength following a victory for treaty rights.


Native Sun News Today: 'Return the Black Hills' chant greets Trump
Native Sun News Today: 'Return the Black Hills' chant greets Trump (July 7, 2020)

Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.


'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back
'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back (July 7, 2020)

Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.


Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists
Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists (June 29, 2020)

'This sort of red face racism has no place in our politics,' says journalist Julian Brave Noisecat.


Chuck Hoskin: Stay safe and vote in June 30 election
Chuck Hoskin: Stay safe and vote in June 30 election (June 29, 2020)

With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, and with State Question 802 potentially bringing home billions in federal tax dollars to care for Oklahomans, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.


Rusty Pickens and Geoffrey Roth: Rural Oklahoma needs Medicaid now
Rusty Pickens and Geoffrey Roth: Rural Oklahoma needs Medicaid now (June 29, 2020)

Indian tribes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and expansion of Medicaid will help pay for costs associated with care.


Native Sun News Today: Native American candidates fare well in Montana 2020 primary
Native Sun News Today: Native American candidates fare well in Montana 2020 primary (June 16, 2020)

'If we’re not in control, someone else is,' says Montana State Senator Jason Small, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19
Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)

Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.


Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road? (June 9, 2020)

Doctors Without Borders was deployed to help the Navajo Nation in the US, the richest country in the world, yet somehow unwilling to help indigenous people, Native citizens. Shameful.


Indian Country Today: 'We tripled ... Native American women running' for North Dakota Legislature
Indian Country Today: 'We tripled ... Native American women running' for North Dakota Legislature (June 8, 2020)

At least three Native candidates are running for the North Dakota Legislature in the first statewide election since tribes reached a landmark voting rights agreement.


Indian Country Today: 4 Native candidates for Congress advance to November
Indian Country Today: 4 Native candidates for Congress advance to November (June 4, 2020)

At least four Native candidates for Congress will advance to the general election after winning primaries in Idaho and New Mexico.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections (June 1, 2020)

While there a pandemic decimating America and much of the world, Donald Trump is looking for any reason he can come up with to place the blame for his total incompetence on someone else.


COVID-19 hinders accurate Census count in Indian Country
COVID-19 hinders accurate Census count in Indian Country (May 27, 2020)

Tribal communities that have closed their borders to protect themselves from COVID-19 are facing a new threat: being undercounted by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Shane Morigeau: My roots run deep in Montana
Shane Morigeau: My roots run deep in Montana (May 26, 2020)

Just as my forefathers spoke with their actions, I want to use public office to ensure people have access to the quality of life they deserve.


'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief
'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 6, 2020)

Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.


Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 5, 2020)

President Donald Trump is preparing to take credit for releasing the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that his own administration has held up for more than a month, helping a vulnerable Republican along the way.


'We are a forgotten people': Native candidate struggles to be heard amid COVID-19 pandemic
'We are a forgotten people': Native candidate struggles to be heard amid COVID-19 pandemic (May 4, 2020)

With just a month left before voters go to the polls, Karen Bedonie is looking for ways to boost her struggling Congressional campaign during the worst public health crisis in decades.


Mark Charles: Trump and Biden are peddling nostalgia and that's a problem
Mark Charles: Trump and Biden are peddling nostalgia and that's a problem (April 15, 2020)

In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.


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.