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Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
Politics

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
National | Politics

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
Opinion | Politics

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.

Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana
Law | National | Politics

Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana (June 28, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.

Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case
Law | National | Politics

Wild ride continues as Supreme Court agrees to hear another treaty case (June 28, 2018)

Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results
Environment | National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Chris Winters: The Supreme Court's disastrous term shows why elections matter
Law | Opinion | Politics

Chris Winters: The Supreme Court's disastrous term shows why elections matter (June 28, 2018)

With Republicans in control of the Supreme Court, only voter pushback can restore balance to Congress.

Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change
Business | Environment | National | Politics

Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
Opinion | Politics

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
National | Politics

'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (June 12, 2018)

It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.

Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school

Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school (June 7, 2018)

Deb Haaland is connecting with voters by linking her Laguna Pueblo background to her progressive Democratic campaign in New Mexico.

Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties
National | Politics

Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties (June 6, 2018)

With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.

Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case
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Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case (June 6, 2018)

A former leader of the Quapaw Tribe has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties
Opinion | Politics

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties (June 5, 2018)

We have endured hundreds of years of foreign people and foreign governments imposing themselves on our way of life.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
Opinion | Politics | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time
Opinion

Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time (June 5, 2018)

Please help us make voting our new tradition in Indian Country.

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties
Opinion | Politics

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties (June 4, 2018)

The treaties are not the problem. The problem is the United States has never honored any treaty with an Indian nation.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates are bringing change to the airwaves (May 31, 2018)

Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.

'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations
National | Politics

'We need to renegotiate the treaties': Republican candidate calls for different era in tribal relations (May 31, 2018)

A Republican candidate for South Dakota's sole Congressional seat wants the federal government to take another look at its relationship with tribal nations.

Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law
Law | National | Politics

Native vote at issue as North Dakota faulted for 'discriminatory' law (May 31, 2018)

Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Environment | National | Politics

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race (May 23, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supports everything Donald Trump does. But he's not a 'yes man.'

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan could be the first Native governor (May 22, 2018)

Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls (May 15, 2018)

Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
Opinion | Politics

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 candidates aren't just Republicans or Democrats (May 9, 2018)

The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.

Nooksack Tribe elects felon as chairman after kicking out 306 people again
National | Politics

Nooksack Tribe elects felon as chairman after kicking out 306 people again (May 8, 2018)

The Nooksack Tribe has a new slate of leaders, including a chairman who was convicted of stealing from the tribe.

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.

Colorado River Indian Tribes prepare for yet another recall election
Environment | National | Politics

Colorado River Indian Tribes prepare for yet another recall election (April 26, 2018)

It's only been two years since the last recall effort so it looks like the Colorado River Indian Tribes were due for another.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Education | Politics

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot (April 23, 2018)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens (April 23, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)

A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
Politics

Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina (April 18, 2018)

A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)

'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play
Politics

Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play (April 12, 2018)

It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions.

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Politics

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)

Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)

Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election
National | Politics

Republican leader Paul Ryan from Wisconsin won't seek re-election (April 11, 2018)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House with unusual ties to Indian Country, won't seek re-election.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)

When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election
Politics

Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election (April 4, 2018)

The Shinnecock Nation held an election for its governing body, with voters returning longtime former leader Lance Gumbs to the council of trustees.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)

Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
National | Politics

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
Business | National | Politics

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
National | Politics

Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California (March 15, 2018)

James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals
Business | Law | Politics

Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals (March 13, 2018)

Sites like Airbnb are boasting tens of thousands of stays in Palm Springs, California, but some want to change that.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
National | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council
Law | National | Politics

Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council (March 12, 2018)

A year after being called out by the Trump administration, the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics

Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)

Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico
National | Politics

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico (March 7, 2018)

Charlotte Little, a citizen of the Pueblo of San Felipe, is the new city clerk for Albuquerque in New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National | Politics | Technology | World

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election
Politics

White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election (February 28, 2018)

The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty.

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
National | Politics

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)

MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.