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Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts
Deb Haaland stands by Sen. Elizabeth Warren amid DNA doubts (December 6, 2018)

Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.


Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads back to the polls
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads back to the polls (December 4, 2018)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has to choose a new president and vice president after both officials resigned.


Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota
Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota (November 29, 2018)

Minnesota's first Native lieutenant governor and her running mate are visiting Indian Country after their historic win on Election Day.


Native women support longtime Democratic leader ahead of key vote
Native women support longtime Democratic leader ahead of key vote (November 26, 2018)

The 116th Congress has yet to begin but the two Native women who won their historic campaigns are already casting a key vote.


Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate elects woman as chair
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate elects woman as chair (November 26, 2018)

Ella Robertson has made history as the second woman in Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate history to win election as chair.


Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election
Mark Trahant: Native voters play key role in historic election (November 20, 2018)

Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.


Democrats name Indian lawmaker as leader in South Dakota Senate
Democrats name Indian lawmaker as leader in South Dakota Senate (November 19, 2018)

Troy Heinert, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, will be leading Democrats in the South Dakota Senate.


Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era
Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era (November 19, 2018)

Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: Indian candidates win in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Indian candidates win in South Dakota (November 19, 2018)

November 6 was a good day for Indian candidates, Democrats and Republicans, in South Dakota.


YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote
YES! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote (November 19, 2018)

When Native voters show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.


Tribal leader tapped for legal transition team in Michigan
Tribal leader tapped for legal transition team in Michigan (November 15, 2018)

Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will be helping Dana Nessel prepare to serve as Michigan's Attorney General.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects new leader
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects new leader (November 15, 2018)

Julian Bear Runner will become one of the youngest candidates to win the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Cronkite News: A 'purple' Arizona? Democrat wins key Senate race
Cronkite News: A 'purple' Arizona? Democrat wins key Senate race (November 14, 2018)

Political pundits credit Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for appealing to moderate and independent voters in her successful run for U.S. Senate.


Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency
Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency (November 13, 2018)

Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent after Donald Trump took office.


Cronkite News: Arizona voters send first woman to U.S. Senate
Cronkite News: Arizona voters send first woman to U.S. Senate (November 13, 2018)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally in the highly contested race.


Mark Trahant: Election lessons for Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Election lessons for Indian Country (November 13, 2018)

So much history was made this Election Day and it really was the year of the Native woman.


Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night
Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night (November 13, 2018)

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Our problems can be traced to our tribal constitution
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our problems can be traced to our tribal constitution (November 13, 2018)

I believe life on the homeland will not evolve until we rid ourselves of this so-called 'constitution' that was shoved down our throats.


Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action
Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action (November 12, 2018)

Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.


Native Republican candidate refuses to concede race for Congress
Native Republican candidate refuses to concede race for Congress (November 12, 2018)

Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.


Cronkite News: Votes still being counted for Senate race in Arizona
Cronkite News: Votes still being counted for Senate race in Arizona (November 12, 2018)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema or Republican Martha McSally? Voters still don't know the outcome of a key U.S. Senate race.


Terri Hansen and Jacqueline Keeler: Yes, Native people are still here
Terri Hansen and Jacqueline Keeler: Yes, Native people are still here (November 12, 2018)

It’s an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.


Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah
Native candidates claim majority on county commission in Utah (November 8, 2018)

The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.


Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation returns Mark Fox to chairman's post
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation returns Mark Fox to chairman's post (November 8, 2018)

Mark Fox has won re-election as the leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


Oglala Sioux Tribe elects newcomer Julian Bear Runner as president
Oglala Sioux Tribe elects newcomer Julian Bear Runner as president (November 8, 2018)

At age 33, Julian Bear Runner was the youngest candidate for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress
Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress (November 8, 2018)

It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.


James Giago Davies: Maybe younger people are really onto something
James Giago Davies: Maybe younger people are really onto something (November 8, 2018)

We often assume age and experience matter most when it comes to making wise decisions, or in understanding how the world actually operates.


Cronkite News: Arizona awaits outcome of key Senate race
Cronkite News: Arizona awaits outcome of key Senate race (November 8, 2018)

The Senate race between Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally remained too close to call. But results from Arizona are expected soon.


Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman
Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman (November 8, 2018)

Two candidates who ran as a team are serving as chair and vice chair of the Yurok Tribe.


Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race
Native vote once again propels Jon Tester to victory in close Senate race (November 7, 2018)

The power of the Native vote is on display as Democrat Jon Tester survived a near-fatal blow in the heart of Trump country.


Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race
Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race (November 7, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.


Jonathan Nez wins election as president of Navajo Nation
Jonathan Nez wins election as president of Navajo Nation (November 7, 2018)

The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.


Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election
Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (November 7, 2018)

Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Cronkite News: Women are making their voices heard on Election Day
Cronkite News: Women are making their voices heard on Election Day (November 6, 2018)

In what is being called the Year of the Woman, more and more women are running for public office.


Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year
Mark Trahant: There's no turning back in historic #NativeVote18 year (November 5, 2018)

There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chooses chairman and council
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chooses chairman and council (November 5, 2018)

Rodney Butler will serve another term as chairman of the Connecticut-based tribe.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election
Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election (November 5, 2018)

Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.


Arne Vainio: Let's make sure our votes count in this election
Arne Vainio: Let's make sure our votes count in this election (November 5, 2018)

My grandfather's vote would have mattered. My vote matters. Your vote matters.


Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns
Eight tribes have spent more than $160 million on political campaigns (November 2, 2018)

Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.


Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans
Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans (November 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Crow Tribe are mobilizing after their leader endorsed Republican Matt Rosendale in a closely-watched Senate race.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office (October 31, 2018)

Maggie Ross is among the record numbers of Native women who are seeking a voice in the political system.


Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election
Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election (October 31, 2018)

Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted
Tristan Ahtone: Democrats can't take Native voters for granted (October 30, 2018)

Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.


High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights
High Country News: Tribes unite to protect their voting rights (October 30, 2018)

After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.


YES! Magazine: Native candidates are empowered by this election
YES! Magazine: Native candidates are empowered by this election (October 30, 2018)

In 2018, more is at stake than a vote against President Trump.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote
Jacqueline Keeler: Tribes are mobilizing to protect and get out the Native vote (October 29, 2018)

Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.


Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens
Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens (October 29, 2018)

I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.


'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress
'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress (October 25, 2018)

Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.


Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test
Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test (October 23, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren's decision to release the results of a DNA analysis was a political ploy.


5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms (October 22, 2018)

Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.


Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign
Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign (October 20, 2018)

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives
Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2018)

Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.


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.