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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (10/23)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Races come down to turnout in three key states (10/20)
In 2014 these are my three elections to watch: Alaska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics
Keith Harper, Cherokee lawyer, raised at least $500K for Obama (03/04)
Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, bundled at least $500,000 for the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Harper is an attorney at...

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Learning some lessons from the 2012 election (11/23)
"We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. It’s a couple of weeks later, and I think I’ve recovered from the drama and excitement....

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Flying the not too friendly skies after the election (11/21)
"I think airport conversations–when you’re waiting for your flight–are the most interesting conversations you can have. The reason why? Who knows? Could it be that the possibility of dying within...

Filed Under: Opinion
Holly Cook Macarro: Indian Country relishes election victories (11/19)
"Just one year ago, the Democrats were written off as likely to lose their majority and control of the Senate to the Republicans. Today, they are looking at a gain...

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Denise Juneau declares victory in Montana schools election (11/15)
Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, declared victory on Wednesday but Republican Sandy Welch will ask for a recount in the...

Filed Under: Politics
WyoFile: Indian voters exercise power after voting rights case (11/13)
"The Voting Rights Act lawsuit that replaced at-large voting for county commissioners with district-by-district elections in Fremont County has shifted the balance of power on the commission, even in a...

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Analyzing the outcome of the presidential vote (11/13)
"The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened...

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Denise Juneau confident as race in Montana heads for a recount (11/12)
Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, expects to prevail in a recount against Republican Sandy Welch. The latest, unofficial results show...

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Why an Indian voted for a South Dakota Republican (11/12)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unitysodak1@knology.net Holy GOP! I did the unthinkable! I’m Native American and I voted for a Republican! No, I didn’t vote...

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Now the hard work - holding candidates accountable (11/09)
"Ok, now the election’s done. Good. Thank God—it went on about six months too long. There went a billion dollars that could’ve been used to help educate children or wipeout...

Filed Under: Opinion
Louise Erdrich: Getting out the vote in a tribal housing complex (11/08)
"Little Earth of United Tribes is a Native-preference housing development within the larger city of Minneapolis, and it is where my daughter Persia and have gone to work in the...

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Denise Juneau maintains slim lead in Montana public school race (11/08)
Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, is holding onto a slim lead against Republican Sandy Welch. As of Thursday morning, Juneau...

Filed Under: Opinion
Vonnie Lone Chief: How the Indian vote boosted Heidi Heitkamp (11/08)
Despite the required recount, North Dakota tribes and Indian Country were already celebrating the efforts put forth for Indian champion Heidi Heitkamp’s improbable victory in her bid to hold Democrat...

Filed Under: Politics
Navajo woman defeats Navajo incumbent in New Mexico House (11/08)
Republican Sharon Clahchischilliage defeated New Mexico State Rep. Ray Begaye (D) for a district that includes parts of the Navajo Nation. Clahchischilliage will represent District 4 in northwestern New Mexico....

Filed Under: Politics
WyoFile: Long lines and large turnout at Wind River Reservation (11/08)
"Rep. Patrick Goggles won re-election to the House in District 33 by just 26 votes, 1,473 to 1,447, according to unofficial results released by the Fremont County clerk. Given the...

Filed Under: Politics
Navajo Post: Indian Country gets four more years under Obama (11/08)
"The day after a razor close election, President Obama comes back as the President, he was Re-elected winning early in key battle states like Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Florida...

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President Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House (11/07)
President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House after sailing to victory in most of the battleground states on Tuesday. Although election results were not final for...

Filed Under: Politics
Democrat Raul Ruiz beats Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) in California (11/07)
Democrat Raul Ruiz pulled out a surprise win against Republican Mary Bono Mack, who labeled her opponent as "anti-American" because he participated in Native protests in the 1990s. Bono Mack...

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