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Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country (June 23, 2017)
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors (June 19, 2017)
The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country (June 12, 2017)
It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)
Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)
Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)
The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.

Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican Party owns 'mean-spirited' health care bill (May 8, 2017)
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.

Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican bill takes billions from Indian health care (May 4, 2017)
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now (May 1, 2017)
Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.

Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening'
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (April 27, 2017)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress (April 17, 2017)
The 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (March 27, 2017)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.

Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (March 23, 2017)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (March 16, 2017)
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (March 13, 2017)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans roll dice with Obamacare replacement (March 7, 2017)
There’s a bad joke that goes like this: What’s your plan to pay for the high cost of health care?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can't ignore Native Republicans (March 6, 2017)
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.

Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country (March 1, 2017)
A reminder about what’s at stake from Deborah Parker of the Tulalip Tribes.

Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away
Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away (February 27, 2017)
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.

Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time
Education | Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian programs gain 'high risk' label at worst time (February 20, 2017)
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.

Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over (February 13, 2017)
The Trump administration has been in office for less than a month — and already the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is again proceeding.

Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities (February 7, 2017)
It’s not Jenni Monet who will be on trial. It’s the First Amendment.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access Pipeline (February 1, 2017)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says Army Corps does not have the authority to stop the environmental review of the controversial project.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can survive the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can survive the Donald Trump era (January 30, 2017)
The new administration is only a few days old and already the chaos of the times have upset business as usual.

Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (January 23, 2017)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.

Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (January 16, 2017)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.

Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (January 3, 2017)
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.

Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock prepared us for the Donald Trump era (January 2, 2017)
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity
Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access Pipeline
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New North Dakota governor backs Dakota Access Pipeline (December 16, 2016)
I had hopes that Gov. Burgum would see the potential of the Standing Rock story as one that could make North Dakota a beacon.

Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (December 15, 2016)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.

Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (December 12, 2016)
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.

Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.

Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy history
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to defy history (December 5, 2016)
Nearly two years ago the Dakota Access Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the tribe about an inevitable pipeline that would cross near their reservation and within treaty lands.

Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (November 30, 2016)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.

Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Opinion
Mark Trahant: The rule of law protects the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (November 29, 2016)
Every time the state of North Dakota and Morton County have had the opportunity to de-escalate, they favor the more violent course.

Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (November 21, 2016)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.

Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Environment | Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (November 18, 2016)
A week ago, I was pessimistic about the Dakota Access pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s attempt to block its construction on treaty lands near the reservation.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters failed to make a big difference in 2016 (November 14, 2016)
This election Indian Country was like America. Perhaps only more so.

Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.

Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.

Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.

Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)
Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.

Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)
Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota (October 31, 2016)
It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history.

Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock
Opinion
Mark Trahant: More injustice as police move in at Standing Rock (October 28, 2016)
Every preposterous and painful image from North Dakota is another reminder of injustice.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.

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