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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary (08/26)
The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak (08/26)
Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart remains positive and pragmatic about the situation.
Former Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for misuse of funds Former Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for misuse of funds (08/25)
The tribe's special prosecutor alleged misuse of $843,535 in funds that were doled to lawmakers and their family members.
Sen. Bernie Sanders joins opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Bernie Sanders joins opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (08/25)
The #NoDAPL movement is gaining some political muscle amid a fight in the courts and on the ground.
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (08/25)
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees strong support at pipeline hearing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees strong support at pipeline hearing (08/24)
Hundreds flocked to the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., to show support for the tribe in its battle against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks prayers ahead of pipeline hearing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks prayers ahead of pipeline hearing (08/23)
Chairman Harold Frazier plans to join Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault at the federal court in Washington, D.C.
Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud (08/23)
Hillary Clinton says she is committed to supporting Indian country. Well, now her commitment is being put to the test.
Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico Hillary Clinton lands more tribal leader endorsements in New Mexico (08/22)
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to stop Dakota Access Pipeline Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (08/22)
Tribal-nations from across Lakota Country have come together to resist the construction of a new pipeline that planners hope to construct underneath the Missouri River.
Sen. Martin Heinrich: Return tribal property to their rightful owners Sen. Martin Heinrich: Return tribal property to their rightful owners (08/22)
Tribes across the nation have been unable to stop similar theft and sale of their priceless religious and cultural items in international markets.
Donald Trump picks Navajo man for agriculture advisory committee Donald Trump picks Navajo man for agriculture advisory committee (08/22)
Tsosie Lewis appears to be the only Native person with an official connection to the Republican presidential candidate's campaign.
Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing (08/22)
My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River.
White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (08/19)
A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate (08/19)
The proposed constitution does not address enrollment at all but critics are worried about potential changes down the line.
Native Sun News: Resistance grows against Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News: Resistance grows against Dakota Access Pipeline (08/18)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair David Archambault II, tribal council member Dana Wasinzi and several other Dakota Access Pipeline resisters got arrested during a direct action to impede startup on the project.
Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton Indian Country advocate heads up transition team for Hillary Clinton (08/17)
The election is still three months away but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already making plans for the winner's transition to the White House.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (08/17)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending Forest County Potawatomi Community ramps up political spending (08/17)
The Wisconsin tribe's political action committee has spent more so far this year than all of the six years prior.
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (08/16)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.
Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (08/16)
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.
Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states Tribes left out of Republican effort to transfer public land to states (08/16)
The 2016 Republican platform fails to include Indian Country when it comes to federal land policies.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (08/16)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (08/15)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline (08/15)
The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the safety and quality of our drinking water, and threatens to destroy the environment of our Sioux reservations along the Missouri River.
Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment (08/15)
Did anybody notice when Mark Cuban said he could not support Donald Trump because the Republican candidate 'went off the reservation?'
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members (08/12)
The committee consists of the leaders of the Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands.
Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump (08/12)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, is joining Rep. Tom Cole, Chickasaw, in supporting their party's controversial presidential nominee.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline (08/11)
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance (08/11)
Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of greater expectations and demands than any man would have to face.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin (08/11)
Seven Native candidates are in the running in Minnesota and there's another in Wisconsin.
Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota (08/11)
The president of the National Congress of American Indians calls on the federal government to do more to protect voting rights in Indian Country.
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (08/10)
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.

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