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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.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)
Another Native American woman is ready to make history.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
National | Politics
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.
National | Politics
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.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)
Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)
It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)
The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?

Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington (February 2, 2018)
With a week to go before the budget expires, and Congress not meeting again until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown.

National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
National | Politics
Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)
An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
National | Politics
President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)
The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country will be hit hard by government shutdown (January 22, 2018)
Of course Indian Country (and the economy) will be hit hard if this shutdown lasts very long.

Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)
A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)
A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)
Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
National | Politics
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)
A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Politics
Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (January 10, 2018)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)
A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
Politics
Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
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Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal
National | Politics
Democrat Doug Jones claims win in Senate race roiled by sexual misconduct scandal (December 13, 2017)
Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory in a closely-watched race in Alabama but Republican Roy Moore has not conceded after being repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics
Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks
Politics
Congress passes bill to avert shutdown of federal agencies for another two weeks (December 8, 2017)
Congress cleared a bill to keep the federal government up and running until Christmas but there are no increases for Indian programs for now.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)
Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead
Opinion
James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead (November 28, 2017)
The Democratic Party is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet, like a buff athlete walking around with the beginnings of steroid induced brain cancer, thinking he has his whole life ahead of him.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development
Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (November 15, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations and their shareholders stand to gain from energy development of their own lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: More Native American candidates need to run for public office (November 13, 2017)
We know most Native American candidates are already outsiders. So we need a little luck. And good timing.

Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Election night brings good news for Native American candidates (November 8, 2017)
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again
Environment | National | Politics
Republican campaign for Arctic refuge drilling puts Alaska Native divisions on display again (November 2, 2017)
Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
National | Politics
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)
Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona's junior senator ends campaign in protest of political climate (October 25, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) walked away from a 2018 re-election bid, saying he 'will not be complicit or silent' about America's political climate.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
Environment | National | Politics
Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)
Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity
Business | Health | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)
A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
Environment | National | Politics
House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes (October 3, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire (September 27, 2017)
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'

Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Republican health bill collapses as Democrats air concerns about tribes (September 27, 2017)
Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

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