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President Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House (November 7, 2012)

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 the entire U.S., Obama secured enough votes in the Electoral...

Democrat Raul Ruiz beats Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) in California (November 7, 2012)

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 has been generally supportive of tribes, especially those in the...

James Ramos, former San Manuel chair, wins California election (November 7, 2012)

James Ramos, the former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, easily won election as 3rd district supervisor in San Bernardino County, California. Ramos faced highly negative attacks from Neil Derry, the incumbent, during the campaign. He was...

Opinion: Native women die as politicians sit back and do nothing (November 7, 2012)

"How many more mutilated women’s bodies will it take? How many more haunting ghosts of the disappeared? Some 600 cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women have been catalogued, half of them in the past decade. There is a crying...

Barry Snyder elected as president of Seneca Nation for fifth time (November 7, 2012)

Barry Snyder Sr., won election as president of the Seneca Nation of New York. Snyder defeated Richard Nephew, the chairman of the tribal council, for the post, the Associated Press reported. This will be Snyder's fifth term as president....

Denise Juneau holds lead in election for Montana public schools (November 7, 2012)

Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, holds onto a lead against Republican Sandy Welch. Juneau is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. She was raised...

Democrat Jon Tester wins re-election bid for Senate in Montana (November 7, 2012)

Democrat Jon Tester defeated Republican Denny Rehberg for U.S. Senate in Montana. The race was one of the most closely-watched in the nation. Tester was able to beat back a strong challenge from Rehberg, according to the Montana Secretary...

Indian vote fails to sway outcome of House race in South Dakota (November 7, 2012)

Republican Kristi Noem sailed to re-election on Tuesday for South Dakota's sole U.S. House seat despite strong support in Indian Country for Democrat Matt Varilek. Early election results showed Noem with a comfortable lead over Varilek. In past elections, late...

Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates (November 7, 2012)

"I live on the Navajo Reservation, and for the past six years I have been brainstorming and discussing ways our country can more intentionally include Native American into the political process. And this was going to be my break out...

Charles Kader: Tribal issues go missing in presidential campaign (November 7, 2012)

"My statement on the 2012 election is that the absence of a major third party candidate on the ballots of all 50 states left the American voting public deprived of both non-formatted issues and answers. This lack of a high...

Turtle Talk Poll: Wish list for Obama's next term in White House (November 7, 2012)

"Hey there, it turns out the President won reelection after all, after I had given him up for dead in the early summer (we know it was all Michelle). Shows what I know (thank you East Lansing’s own Nate Silver...

Native Sun News: Bryan Brewer wins Oglala Sioux Tribe election (November 7, 2012)

Bryan Brewer, who is new to the world of tribal politics, defeated incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele in a close – and cordial – race for Oglala Sioux Tribe president in the tribe’s 2012 election on the Pine Ridge...

Democrat Martin Heinrich wins open Senate seat in New Mexico (November 7, 2012)

Democrat Martin Heinrich (D) defeated Republican Heather Wilson (R) for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Heinrich has served in the U.S. House since 2009. He represents New Mexico's 1st congressional district, which includes a large urban Indian...