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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly (03/16)
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.

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Mark Trahant: A messy Congress might actually work for tribes (03/09)
When I was a young reporter the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho went through a crisis.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Beautiful trend emerges with power of Native vote (02/27)
The demographic shift that reflects Native voting power is only beginning.

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Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (02/20)
Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty? A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick 'yes.'

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Tribal colleges essential to develop economies (02/13)
Congress has recognized the importance and the value of tribal colleges.

Filed Under: Health | Health | Opinion | Opinion | Politics | Politics
Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment (01/28)
This is the Climate Moment. A possible turning point.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country (01/23)
We need a structure to prepare people for jobs that don’t yet exist.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Investing in future generations of our Native youth (01/16)
Indian Country is rarely mentioned during a presidential State of the Union. That’s too bad.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Four reasons why Keystone XL Pipeline is a goner (01/06)
The new Republican Congress has promised to expedite legislation to promote the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (12/19)
We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (12/17)
Nearly a year ago the National Congress of American Indians posted on YouTube the ad that could not afford to run.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes (11/24)
Alaskans from across the state met on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage over the weekend to talk about the transition to a new governor’s administration.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Lakota honor song wasn't out of place in Senate (11/20)
When some say the Senate was just following its rules when they removed Greg Grey Cloud after his honor song -- I suggest they look at the Senate's history.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (11/19)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

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Mark Trahant: Prepare for more budget cuts with Republicans (11/12)
The amount of money spent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and other programs, amounts to a tiny slice of federal spending.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Plenty reasons to sing about the Native vote (11/10)
There are two things you need to know about the Native American vote in 2014.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What worked and didn't work in a tough election (11/06)
We won’t know the final tally for a month or so, but the Republicans picked up at least seven Senate seats, added to their majority in the House and did well in state houses.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native votes still count in our imperfect system (11/03)
Elections are imperfect. Native people should have far more say over our lives than we do.

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