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Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
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Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet
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Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans still unable to govern in the Donald Trump era (July 19, 2017)
With Republicans unable to govern, it’s time for new management in the Senate, Mark Trahant writes.

Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country
Health | National | Politics
Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country (July 18, 2017)
With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
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House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Education | National
Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)
The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy (June 21, 2017)
Democrats to start pushing the idea of ‘inclusion’ rather than ‘exclusion’ to try and regain control from Republican, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education
Education | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
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Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
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 Montana
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.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
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 assault
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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.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
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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.

Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service
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.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
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 homelands
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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.

Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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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 program
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.

Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act
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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.

Cronkite News: Shutdown deadline falls on Donald Trump's 100th day in office
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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 govern
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress
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 politics
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 support
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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.

Robert Odawi Porter: Indian Country gains with Supreme Court pick
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.

Oklahoma Democrats hire LaRenda Morgan as first Native liaison
Politics
Oklahoma Democrats hire LaRenda Morgan as first Native liaison (March 27, 2017)
The Cheyenne-Arapaho citizen will be reaching out to tribes in hopes of making the party more friendly to Indian Country.

James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country
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.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
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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.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
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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 government
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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

Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare
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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.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair
Politics
Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair (March 7, 2017)
Native American DNC members converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair.

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department
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 Obamacare
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 Senate
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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.

Harold Monteau: Democrats are to blame for President Donald Trump
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 nominee
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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.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.

New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline
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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 era
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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 advocates
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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 meeting
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.

Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand
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Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand (February 9, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is already fighting back with a request to halt all construction activities.

Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member
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 leader
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 partners
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 Cabinet
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.

Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again
Health | Opinion
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (February 2, 2017)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump makes good on shock and awe campaign
Opinion | Politics
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump makes good on shock and awe campaign (February 1, 2017)
Harken the days of the American First isolationist party of WWII.

Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
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Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices
National | Politics
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices (January 31, 2017)
Ryan Zinke for Interior and Rick Perry for Energy saw opposition from Democrats and Independents but both are expected to win final confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.

President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat
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President Trump ready to announce choice for vacant Supreme Court seat (January 30, 2017)
Tribes pay close attention to the nation's highest court because the decisions carry significant impacts in their communities.

Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline (January 30, 2017)
Like most Republicans, Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) supports completion of the controversial project even though Indian Country doesn't want it.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South Dakota
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South Dakota (January 27, 2017)
In 50 years, Indians will be closing in on being the majority in South Dakota.

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