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Filed Under: Politics
Seneca Nation man launches campaign for mayor of Salamanca (10/01)
Michael Smith, a Democrat, hopes to be the first Seneca to lead a city that's entirely within reservation boundaries.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shoot (10/01)
Principal Chief Bill John Baker insisted he did not kill any birds during a live pigeon shoot for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Navajo vice president returns home after near fatal spider bite (09/30)
Rex Lee Jim spent more than four weeks in the hospital when a spider bite led to an infection.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (09/30)
The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Jim Abourezk: South Dakota tribes can put Rick Weiland in office (09/30)
I support Rick Weiland for the U.S. Senate seat that is up for election this year and so do all 9 South Dakota tribes and the Great Plains Tribal Chairs Association.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Oneida Nation repeats history with women in top leadership jobs (09/29)
Women hold the four top posts -- chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer -- and make up a majority on the council.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo presidential candidate in doubt over fluency in language (09/29)
The tribe's highest court affirms that Navajo language fluency is a 'reasonable' requirement for a presidential candidate.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian vote could bring a surprise in South Dakota (09/29)
It’s now forty days until Election Day, but if you add up all the polls then this campaign die is already cast.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tex Hall ousted in North Dakota tribal primary (09/26)
The incumbent President of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes of North Dakota, Tex Hall, was ousted from office last Tuesday.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation might postpone election due to legal challenge (09/25)
A dispute over the Navajo language skills of a presidential candidate could affect the schedule.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation court to hear language issue affecting candidate (09/24)
Chris Deschene has made repeated Navajo-language gaffes on the campaign trail, according to a Navajo-speaking reporter.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Take the Native Vote challenge this election cycle (09/24)
The Native Vote Challenge begins today. You already know the drill.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Judge issues order in Alaska Native language voting rights suit (09/23)
The Native American Rights Fund said the order will set the standard for Native language voters nationwide.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Treaty council condemns ceremony misuse (09/23)
At a recent meeting of the Black Hills Treaty Council in Rapid City a resolution was called for from the Oglala Sioux Tribe to stem the misuse and desecration of traditional ceremonies of the Oceti Sakowin.

Filed Under: Politics
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election (09/22)
Five seats on the council are up for grabs, with the primary on October 2 and the general election on November 4.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Huge crowd turns out for People's Climate March (09/22)
So if people understand the implications of global warming and climate change, do politicians?

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: An independent candidate awakens 'Party' zombies (09/22)
When you register as an Independent in South Dakota you are made to feel as if you are from Iowa or Wyoming and you are trying to slip into this state to vote.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: US Senate candidates debate Native issues (09/18)
The only debate held in western South Dakota went off without a hitch with three candidates all vying for a crucial senate seat being left open by the retirement of longtime lawmaker Tim Johnson.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Appeal filed over Navajo language ability of presidential hopeful (09/17)
Critics say Chris Deschene does not speak fluent Navajo.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Tex Hall loses bid for another term as chair of North Dakota tribe (09/17)
The defeat came after the tribe released an investigative report that looked into Hall's dealings with energy companies on the reservation.

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