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Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald TrumpFiled Under: 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.
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in MontanaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)
Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in AlaskaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assaultFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault (May 25, 2017)
Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter as the closely-watched campaign in Montana came to a close.
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican ruleFiled Under: 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.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (May 18, 2017)
Is America, let alone Indian country, comfortable with the line of succession after President Trump?
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (May 18, 2017)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of somethingFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of something (May 17, 2017)
Has President Trump stepped in it yet, and if not, what happens next?
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy ruleFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelandsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far rightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in AlaskaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (May 10, 2017)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep programFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.
Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Bryan Newland: Trump team quickly brings back fears of termination (May 9, 2017)
The Trump Administration could earn a lot of trust by issuing a clear, unequivocal, and unqualified statement that it will oppose any legislation or lawsuit that would diminish the legal status of Indian tribes or remove legal protections for existing Indian lands.
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian fundingFiled Under: National | Politics
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock?Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (May 8, 2017)
If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care billFiled Under: 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.
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care ActFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health careFiled Under: 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: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for nowFiled Under: 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.
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending billFiled Under: National | Politics
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill (April 27, 2017)
The federal government might not shut down after all if Congress takes action before the end of the week.
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in officeFiled Under: National | Politics
Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office (April 25, 2017)
Unless Congress acts to replace or extend the budget, nonessential government services would stop at 12:01 a.m. Saturday – Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
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?
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadlineFiled Under: National | Politics
Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (April 24, 2017)
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White HouseFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (April 24, 2017)
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.
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.
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politicsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (April 10, 2017)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal supportFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding againFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again (April 6, 2017)
Humanities professors, teachers and developers are never given credit for what they offer
Robert Odawi Porter: Indian Country gains with Supreme Court pickFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Robert Odawi Porter: Indian Country gains with Supreme Court pick (April 4, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch brings a wealth of Indian law knowledge to the courts not likely to be matched by the next nominee if he is not confirmed.
James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota countryFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country (March 27, 2017)
Back when George Dubya Bush’s popularity had reached an historical low, progressives speculated the impending death of the GOP.
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.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the TrumpsFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps (March 24, 2017)
Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nomineeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.
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.
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial governmentFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government (March 13, 2017)
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
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.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
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?
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House panel looks at Indian Health Service infrastructure needs (March 6, 2017)
Aging Indian Health Service facilities are under scrutiny at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
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.
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in SenateFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate (February 28, 2017)
It's taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.
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.
Tanya Lee: Republicans in Congress run amok as nation fixates on TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tanya Lee: Republicans in Congress run amok as nation fixates on Trump (February 23, 2017)
While Trump has everyone focused on travel ban here’s what is really happening.
Harold Monteau: Democrats are to blame for President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Democrats are to blame for President Donald Trump (February 21, 2017)
The Democratic Party reaped what they sowed.
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nomineeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribal leaders hear dueling messages on Indian health in the new Donald Trump era (February 14, 2017)
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocatesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meetingFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (February 9, 2017)
Members of the panel are hoping bipartisanship wins the day even as Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on Capitol Hill.
Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet memberFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member (February 8, 2017)
A billionaire with no experience in public education will have major sway over Indian youth as part of the president's new administration.
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leaderFiled Under: National | Politics
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (February 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Washington law and lobbying firm brings on two prominent partnersFiled Under: Law | Politics
Washington law and lobbying firm brings on two prominent partners (February 2, 2017)
Holly Cook Macarro and Larry Rosenthal are joining Aurene Martin at Spirit Rock Consulting to make it the largest Indian-owned lobbying shop.
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's CabinetFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North DakotaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North Dakota (February 2, 2017)
Two Republican lawmakers in North Dakota introduced a bill proposing state control of federal Indian reservations

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