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Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise
Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise (October 17, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.


'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race
'Open letter' with names of Native survivors roils Senate race (October 17, 2018)

A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders (October 17, 2018)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has often made history, but this week, we find ourselves in a new jam.


Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments'
Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments' (October 17, 2018)

Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.


Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters
Chris Winters: States are disenfranching Native and minority voters (October 16, 2018)

Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.


Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test
Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test (October 15, 2018)

Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.


Native women candidates: It's our time, together
Native women candidates: It's our time, together (October 15, 2018)

This might be the most powerful idea in this election year, a political network of Native women.


Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters
Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters (October 11, 2018)

Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.


Two newcomers vie for leadership of Oglala Sioux Tribe
Two newcomers vie for leadership of Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 11, 2018)

The two candidates that will vie for presidency of one of the largest tribes in the nation come from opposite ends of the spectrum.


Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate
Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate (October 10, 2018)

A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.


Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch (October 4, 2018)

Three Native women are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. This might be the year for all of them.


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018
A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018 (October 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.


'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress
'A family defends its honor': Siblings target Republican incumbent in Congress (October 3, 2018)

Paul Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona but six of his brothers and sisters are endorsing his rival.


Twenty congressional districts where #NativeVote18 could make all the difference
Twenty congressional districts where #NativeVote18 could make all the difference (October 2, 2018)

There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.


Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election
Native voters dealt setback ahead of key Senate election (September 25, 2018)

A divided federal appeals court has dealt a setback to Native voters who say North Dakota laws discriminate against them.


James Giago Davies: So you're politically savvy? Think again.
James Giago Davies: So you're politically savvy? Think again. (September 21, 2018)

The Donald Trump presidency is a train wreck, but it is not an accident.


Complaints filed against Navajo Nation presidential candidates
Complaints filed against Navajo Nation presidential candidates (September 20, 2018)

A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate is going after the top two candidates.


Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change
Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change (September 19, 2018)

Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.


Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman
Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman (September 17, 2018)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has a new leader.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post
Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post (September 17, 2018)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected leaders on September 4.


Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona
Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona (September 13, 2018)

Arizona has a long history of discriminating against Native voters. A new law may help those efforts.


Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government's many moments of tyranny
Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government's many moments of tyranny (September 13, 2018)

It appears a majority of Oglala Sioux leaders don't want to see the tribe's constitution reformed.


'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump
'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump (September 12, 2018)

Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.


Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation
Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation (September 12, 2018)

The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.


Jeffrey Whalen: We are living in third world conditions in America
Jeffrey Whalen: We are living in third world conditions in America (September 6, 2018)

We don’t have good, sound financial decisions being made by the leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears
Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears (August 30, 2018)

The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.


Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot
Another Native vote first with two tribal citizens on ballot (August 29, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.


Navajo Nation voters oust incumbent in presidential primary
Navajo Nation voters oust incumbent in presidential primary (August 29, 2018)

Navajo Nation voters went to the polls and gave walking papers to incumbent President Russell Begaye.


Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office
Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office (August 28, 2018)

The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.


Navajo Nation voters head to polls to choose a new leader
Navajo Nation voters head to polls to choose a new leader (August 23, 2018)

It's election season on the Navajo Nation and a whopping 18 candidates are seeking the tribe's highest office.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lawmaker goes silent on Native human rights (August 23, 2018)

When Claudia Tenney began her campaign there was hope that she would become an advocate for the lack of human rights on tribal territory.


Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached?
Mark Trahant: Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached? (August 22, 2018)

Could the President of the United States be charged with a crime?


Chippewa Cree Tribe loses bid to silence whistleblower
Chippewa Cree Tribe loses bid to silence whistleblower (August 21, 2018)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe remains on the hook for nearly $650,000 for retaliating against a former chairman who blew the whistle on corruption.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change
Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change (August 13, 2018)

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.


'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory
'She doesn’t share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory (August 9, 2018)

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.


Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit
Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit (August 8, 2018)

The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.


News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress
News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress (August 8, 2018)

A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


A 'banana republic' no more? Nooksack Tribe claims turnaround on disenrollment drama
A 'banana republic' no more? Nooksack Tribe claims turnaround on disenrollment drama (August 7, 2018)

The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government opens itself up to complete tyranny
Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government opens itself up to complete tyranny (August 2, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux government is so incredibly oppressive that they have us living in third world conditions concerning the economy.


Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma
Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma (July 30, 2018)

Kevin Stitt could make history as Oklahoma's first Native American governor.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November
Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November (July 26, 2018)

Native Americans will turn out in large numbers because they are just plain sick and tired of politics as usual.


Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box
Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box (July 25, 2018)

Native voters are the least likely to express an interest in voting in November despite opposing Trump's actions.


Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested
Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested (July 23, 2018)

Does this even qualify as a #NativeVote18 story? Here is it anyway, from the Bayou State!


Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people go without justice on their own lands
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people go without justice on their own lands (July 19, 2018)

Officials in South Dakota are comfortable with ignoring Indian-White relations so they can look to their future without guilt.


Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post
Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post (July 19, 2018)

Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.


'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks
'Trump picks Putin over America': Native candidates slam president's remarks (July 18, 2018)

One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.


'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia
'A tragic mistake': President Trump faces fire for remarks on Russia (July 18, 2018)

President Donald Trump sparked immediate backlash for siding with Russia. But then he said he misspoke.


'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box
'Blatant discrimination': Native voters face barriers at ballot box (July 18, 2018)

Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.


Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.


Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House
Native candidate for Congress draws attention of White House (July 13, 2018)

One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Supreme Court nomination shows it's time for change (July 10, 2018)

Everything we were taught that was good in America is on the line.