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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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 choose a leader.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.