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Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation (June 19, 2018)

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.

Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
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Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation (June 15, 2018)

Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.

Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
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Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.

Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee
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Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (June 12, 2018)

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (June 12, 2018)

It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.

Cronkite News: Republican slams President Trump on same day of 'Flake' tweet
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Cronkite News: Republican slams President Trump on same day of 'Flake' tweet (June 8, 2018)

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) is heading out of office soon soon but he's still taking time to criticize President Donald Trump’s actions and policies.

Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
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Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.

Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
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Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.

'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress
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'A victory for Indian Country': Deb Haaland secures primary win in historic run for Congress (June 6, 2018)

Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties
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'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties (June 5, 2018)

We have endured hundreds of years of foreign people and foreign governments imposing themselves on our way of life.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.

'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations
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'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations (May 31, 2018)

A Republican candidate for South Dakota's sole Congressional seat wants the federal government to take another look at its relationship with tribal nations.

Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
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Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
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Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race
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Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race (May 23, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supports everything Donald Trump does. But he's not a 'yes man.'

House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills
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House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills (May 22, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor
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Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor (May 22, 2018)

Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
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Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House (May 21, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.

Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
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Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill (May 15, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.

Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
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Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
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Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.

Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts
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Trump's pick to lead Department of Veterans Affairs withdraws amid doubts (April 26, 2018)

Another one of President Donald Trump's nominees has dropped out of the confirmation process after questions were raised by key lawmakers.

House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again
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House panel in charge of Indian legislation goes through some changes again (April 25, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs has a new Democratic leader and a new Democratic member.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
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Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 24, 2018)

A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down (April 23, 2018)

What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
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Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
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Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina (April 18, 2018)

A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
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Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
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'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.

Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote
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Mark Trahant: Tribes lose a battle as sovereignty bill comes up for vote (April 17, 2018)

Tribes lost a battle in Congress when Democrats tanked a bill giving tribes authority over labor relations.

Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill
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Indian Country caught in drama as lawmakers clash on controversial bill (April 17, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.

Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
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Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
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Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
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Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
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James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)

Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
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Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case
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All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case (March 29, 2018)

A closely-watched patent dispute involving the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving into the federal court system.

Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities
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Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities (March 26, 2018)

Indian Country still has a lot of work to do to ensure the federal government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.

Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: Business as usual in D.C. is good for Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.

Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy
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Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy (March 22, 2018)

Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.

Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill
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Lawmakers reject Trump cuts with increases for Indian programs in massive spending bill (March 22, 2018)

Lawmakers from both parties are rebuking the Trump administration's budget cuts with the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes increases for Indian Country.

Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes
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Democrats demand consultation on FCC policy opposed by tribes (March 21, 2018)

More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.

Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry
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Tribes object as Trump appointees 'streamline' interests of wireless industry (March 20, 2018)

Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission are poised to 'streamline' the interests of the wireless industry despite strong objections from Indian Country.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
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Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
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Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)

Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen launches second bid in Massachusetts
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Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen launches second bid in Massachusetts (March 12, 2018)

After losing his first campaign by just a few hundred votes, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is launching his second bid for the Massachusetts Legislature.

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
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Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)

Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
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Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)

Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast
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A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)

An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
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Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
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Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)

A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
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National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.