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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote (09/15)
There are reasons to vote. Examples big and small that show how we can make a difference

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act is worthy of debate in election (09/11)
Newsflash: Republicans hate the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native voters bring element of surprise in election (09/10)
Sometimes the practice of journalism drives me crazy.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The Native vote counts more in this election cycle (09/08)
Low-turnout elections, whether primary or the general, favor the few, the organized, and, perhaps, Native voters.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Shape of Senate still up in the air for 2014 elections (09/04)
A couple of weeks ago the political narrative for 2014 was all but final.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Rethinking the young millennial Native voters of 2014 (09/03)
I will admit a deep, dark secret. I am a baby boomer.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Native candidate joins rival in governor's race (09/02)
So begins the fusion candidacy of the Alaska First team of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (09/01)
Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Tapping the power of social media for Native vote (08/25)
Beyond disease and public health, social media could be used to challenge American Indians and Alaska Natives to register and vote at levels that are unprecedented.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Behind the scenes of Obamacare in Indian Country (08/19)
Much of the execution of the law, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money now (08/13)
Of course, the easiest way to balance the budget is to press ahead with health care reform.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Counting up presidential visits to Indian Country (06/16)
At least seven, more likely eight, presidents have visited Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy (05/08)
Because of Billy Frank, Jr., the salmon survive today and have returned to streams where they were once extinct.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Budget predictions at the Indian Health Service (04/23)
What does the Indian health system look like a year from now? What about in a decade?

Filed Under: National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Dueling budget proposals impact Indian programs (04/09)
All you need to know about the November election is found in dueling documents: Paul Ryan’s budget and the House Democratic alternative.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake (04/02)
The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act ought to be more transparent (03/26)
We are near another major deadline — March 31 — and some six months into the Affordable Care Act’s implementation and there is not one official scrap of information reporting how well Indian Country is being served.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Republican Senate means Indian budget cuts (03/18)
Is it a foregone conclusion that the Senate will go Republican in November?

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Improving oral health through tribal sovereignty (03/11)
The challenge in health care can be boiled down to two ideas: Improve the quality and cut the costs.

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