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

Democrat Raul Ruiz beats Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) in California
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...

James Ramos, former San Manuel chair, wins California election
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...

Opinion: Native women die as politicians sit back and do nothing
"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...

Barry Snyder elected as president of Seneca Nation for fifth time
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...

Denise Juneau holds lead in election for Montana public schools
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,...

Democrat Jon Tester wins re-election bid for Senate in Montana
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...

Indian vote fails to sway outcome of House race in South Dakota
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...

Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates
"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...

Charles Kader: Tribal issues go missing in presidential campaign
"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...

Turtle Talk Poll: Wish list for Obama's next term in White House
"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...

Native Sun News: Bryan Brewer wins Oglala Sioux Tribe election
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...

Democrat Martin Heinrich wins open Senate seat in New Mexico
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...

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