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Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge
Politics
Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge (February 22, 2018)
Citizens of the Peoria Tribe will go to the polls on March 3 to elect a leader.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)
L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
Law | National | Politics | World
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.

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city
National | Politics
Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (February 20, 2018)
David Holt, a citizen of the Osage Nation, will be the first Native person to serve as mayor of Oklahoma City.

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.

Colville Tribes won't be changing name after landslide in referendum
National | Politics
Colville Tribes won't be changing name after landslide in referendum (February 8, 2018)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation won't be changing their name even though some have said it doesn't adequately represent their people.

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.

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?

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
Law | Politics
GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)
It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council
Politics
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation swears in new chairman and council (January 30, 2018)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has a new leader -- Anthony Roberts was elected and sworn in as chairman of the California-based tribe.

Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe
Law | National | Politics
Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe (January 30, 2018)
A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)
We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute
Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute (January 24, 2018)
The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.

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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)
Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
Politics
Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down
Politics
Longtime chairman of Forest County Potawatomi Community steps down (January 11, 2018)
Harold 'Gus' Frank, the longtime chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, is retiring after 20 years of service.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

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).

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)
Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)
The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

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.

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.

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.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office
Politics
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office (December 6, 2017)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has a new leader. Ronald Ekdahl was sworn in as chief on December 5, 2017.

Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings (December 6, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe finally held an election for four council seats but the results are being challenged by citizens who might be kicked out.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

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.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president
Politics
Mescalero Apache Tribe elects former USDA official Arthur Blazer as president (November 8, 2017)
Voters of the Mescalero Apache Tribe elected Arthur 'Butch' Blazer as president.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)
Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president
Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president (November 1, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans to elect a new president after the council ousted Jace Killsback from his post.

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.

Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision
Law | Politics
Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision (October 24, 2017)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.

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.

Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
National | Politics
Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect a slate of new leaders.

Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin
Law | National | Politics
Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)
The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.

Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat
Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat (October 12, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a complete council after a second round of voting took place for one disputed seat.

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.

Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
Law | National | Politics
Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute (October 9, 2017)
Citing tribal traditions and customs, a judge granted an injunction to stop a proposed constitution revision because Standing Rock Sioux leaders failed to inform the people.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Chukchansi Tribe announces open enrollment period after years of mass purges
National
Chukchansi Tribe announces open enrollment period after years of mass purges (October 3, 2017)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians is holding an open enrollment period after removing hundreds of people from its rolls.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ousts Dave Archambault as chairman in election
National | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ousts Dave Archambault as chairman in election (September 28, 2017)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new leader after voters ousted Dave Archambault II at the polls.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe goes to polls without constitutional changes on ballot
Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe goes to polls without constitutional changes on ballot (September 26, 2017)
Efforts to change the constitution of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are on hold as citizens go to the polls to elect their leaders.

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.

President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent
Law | Politics | Trust
President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent (September 22, 2017)
President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis
Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition?
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)
Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship
Law | National | Politics
Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 30, 2017)
The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge has ruled.

Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
National | Politics
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)
Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision
Law | National | Politics
Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)
A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

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