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Elizabeth Warren

article Elizabeth Warren Heckled at Campaign Stop About Her Native American Claims: ‘Why Did You Lie?” (2/16/2019)
(Georgia) -- During a campaign stop in Georgia on Saturday, Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was heckled at the beginning of her speech....
article Warren: Trump 'may not even be a free person' by 2020 (2/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday said that President Donald Trump “may not even be a free person” by 2020, suggesting the...
article Elizabeth Warren to Kickoff Presidential Bid (2/9/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was expected to formally begin her campaign for president on Saturday with a rally in this former mill town...
article The Media Is Blowing Its Coverage of Warren’s Native American Claim (2/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Iowa caucuses are still more than a year away. The first Democratic primary debate won’t occur until this June. But some journalists are...
article Elizabeth Warren Hires Barack Obama’s Former Digital Strategist As She Beefs Up Prospective Campaign (1/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren is wasting little time in beefing up her prospective presidential campaign, hiring the man who spearheaded the successful digital...
article WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Sidesteps Question About Native American Ancestry Gaffe in First 2020 Press Conference (1/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In her first press conference after announcing the formation of a exploratory committee for a presidential run, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dodged a...
article Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will seek the presidency in 2020 (12/31/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign Monday, offering a message of economic populism as she became the best-known...
article Why Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Fiasco Matters (12/8/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that he will not run for president in 2020, citing the “cruelty of our...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Hoskin, Warner to run for CN principal chief (2/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Councilor Bryan Warner recently announced their candidacies for principal chief and deputy...
article Four running for Cherokee chief; 36 file for office (2/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- With the filing period for the Cherokee Nation general election over, the CN Election Commission received filings from 36 total candidates vying for...
article Duncan wins Cherokee Nation special election (1/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Canaan Duncan won the District 7 Tribal Council special election after receiving nearly 66 percent of the vote Saturday. The unofficial results showed...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Wampanoag Tribe election winners include Cromwell critics (2/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s annual election Sunday saw three tribal council seats change hands, including a return to power of Aaron Tobey Jr...
article Mashpee Tribal Election Set For Sunday (2/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Election day for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council is on Sunday, February 10. Nine tribal citizens will appear on the ballot; three of them are...
article Tribal Candidates Announced (1/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Nine candidates are running for six seats on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council for the upcoming February election. Three incumbents—Carleton...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article What You Need To Know About The 2019 Cherokee Election (2/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Both nationally and locally, candidates are beginning to startup their campaigns for 2020. But one important election is taking place this year in Western...
article Lambert not giving up on future run for chief (12/5/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Patrick Lambert was removed from office following a controversial impeachment process in 2017, but with the 2019 election season underway he’s...
article Campaign finance practices questioned (11/26/2018)
(North Carolina) -- While tribal officials of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have argued for years that donations to political candidates have been necessary to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Editorial: McCoy bill would aid voting rights of Indians (1/27/2019)
(Washington) -- Thanks in part to high-profile ballot initiatives, greater interest in congressional races and — maybe — a few more votes cast because...
article Washington Legislators Consider Statewide Native American Voting Rights Act (1/24/2019)
(Washington) -- A bill in the Washington Senate seeks to improve voting rights for Native Americans. The Native American Voting Rights Act is sponsored by John McCoy,...
article Native Americans Take Power (1/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a congressional campaign marred by a local Republican official’s racist and mean-spirited Twitter threat to send the Ho-Chunk Nation...
article Native American voting rights act would allow ‘unmarked homes’ (1/15/2019)
(Washington) -- A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address. Democrat...
article Native American voting rights bill proposed ahead of upcoming legislative session (1/12/2019)
(Washington) -- A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address. Democrat...
article ‘I’m sure it’s a culture shock for most of you’: Navajos take the majority on the San Juan County Commission (1/7/2019)
(Utah) -- After a hard-won and historic victory that will shift the body from a long-standing white Republican majority to a Democratic and American Indian one, the new...
article Incoming Nebraska secretary of state planning voter ID bills (1/5/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The incoming Nebraska secretary of state intends to seek legislation that would require voters to show identification at the polls. Bob Evnen said he plans...
article 9th Circuit Court to reconsider ruling on Arizona's 'ballot harvesting' ban (1/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court will give Democrats a new chance to argue that an Arizona law banning “ballot harvesting” is illegal. In a brief order,...
article Minnesota election saw surge in American Indian voters, candidates (12/15/2018)
(Minnesota) -- If not for the American Indian population, which comprises 13 percent of Bemidji, John Persell probably would not have won his Minnesota House seat....
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Whiteman Pena wins Northern Cheyenne presidency (1/12/2019)
(Montana) -- Rynalea Whiteman Pena is the new president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Pena, who is also transportation manager for Northern Cheyenne Head Start, won 55...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article North Dakota asks judge to dismiss tribe’s voter ID lawsuit (1/8/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota has asked a federal judge to dismiss a Native American tribe’s lawsuit challenging the state’s voter identification...
article Why the case for election fraud in North Carolina is strong (12/6/2018)
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics last week voted against certifying Republican Mark Harris' 905 vote win over Democrat Dan...
article North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate (12/3/2018)
(North Carolina) -- In a low-slung, aging commercial strip across the street from an online-gaming parlor here, a local operative named Leslie McCrae Dowless ran his...
article Navajos drop vote suppression claim (12/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has dropped a legal claim that could have delayed formal certification of the general election results. But the tribe still contends that...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article Five things learned from the November midterm in San Bernardino County (1/4/2019)
(California) -- The country might already be looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election, but a few things remain to be learned from the 2018 midterms. For one thing...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article Three Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors inaugurated (1/2/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Three Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors began new three-year terms Wednesday, following an inauguration ceremony at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe says missing $150,000 in federal grants went to re-election campaigns (12/28/2018)
(Montana) -- Crow Tribe officials are unable to account for a $150,000 grant given to them in 2015 to fight meth addiction according to a report from federal...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

press release CNIGA Elects New Executive Board Members (12/16/2018)
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association elected James Siva and Daniel Salgado to the positions of vice-chairperson and secretary on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Grim appointed secretary of health for Chickasaw Nation (12/15/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Chickasaw Nation has appointed an accomplished health care administrator, medical professional and leader to the role of secretary of health. Dr....
1 Article on this Issue

Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Salt River community welcomes new president Martin Harvier (12/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed a familiar face to lead its nine-member tribal council during an inauguration ceremony Saturday....
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Tribal Council candidates offer views, plans at election forum (12/10/2018)
(Michigan) -- Candidates running for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Tribal Council gathered on Thursday night to answer questions in a debate-style forum...
article Chance to speak: Tribal Council candidates debate (12/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- Candidates running for the four open seats on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Tribal Council answered questions in front of an audience at...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Northern B.C. First Nation election still in limbo months after appeal filed (12/8/2018)
(British Columbia) -- It's been four months since Nak'azdli Whut'en members cast their votes for four open council seats. But those who were newly elected...
article Northern B.C. First Nation election still in limbo months after appeal filed (12/7/2018)
(British Columbia) -- It's been four months since Nak'azdli Whut'en members cast their votes for four open council seats. But those who were newly elected...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2018

article First Native Woman Democrat In N.D. Statehouse Takes Oath In Traditional Dress (12/4/2018)
(North Dakota) -- In North Dakota’s state Capitol on Monday, Ruth Buffalo stood in the chambers with her hand raised and made history as the first Native American...
article MY VIEW: A big year for Native American politics (12/1/2018)
(New Mexico) -- In a historic midterm election that saw minority and women voters energized like never before, one of the major themes was the importance of the Native...
article OP/ED: Native Americans are wading more into politics. For ages, they were drowning in it (12/1/2018)
(Idaho) -- In 2018 there is increased attention to Native American political candidates, such as Paulette Jordan, reminding me of my experience with the Coeur d’...
article Inside the GOP's California nightmare (12/1/2018)
(California) -- Rep. Steve Knight’s (R-Calif.) campaign went into election night thinking another tough victory was at hand. Knight grinded out a win in 2016, in a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sharice Davids

article Kansas sees LGBTQ milestones, yet big change may come slowly (12/4/2018)
(Kansas) -- Kansas will swear in its first two openly LGBTQ state lawmakers next month and the new Democratic governor promises to end a ban on discrimination over...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Certifies General Election Results (12/3/2018)
(Arizona) -- Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe's general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the...
article Navajo Nation Certifies General Election Results (12/1/2018)
(Arizona) -- Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe's general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article Moses re-elected Tribal Vice Chairman (12/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- The members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have decided to re-elect Keith Moses as the Tribal Vice Chairman. In the Tribal election held Dec. 1, Moses...
article Platforms for Dec. 1 Tribal election candidates (11/26/2018)
(Arizona) -- The following platforms were submitted to the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Enrollment Office for publication before the Dec. 1 CRIT general election...
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Other News

article Ghislain Picard re-elected to 10th term as regional chief for Quebec and Labrador (1/31/2019)
(Quebec) -- For the 10th term in a row, Ghislain Picard will represent First Nations in Quebec and Labrador at the Assembly of First Nations. The Assembly of First...
press release Two Native American Supervisors on their Board of Supervisors (1/10/2019)
(California) -- Lake County in Northern California now has two Native American members serving on its five-member County Board of Supervisors.    ...
article Smokey elected Washoe Tribal Chairman (1/7/2019)
(Nevada) -- A 2001 Douglas High School graduate has been elected chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Serrell Smokey grew up in Carson Valley. The son...
article Bear Runner inaugurated as Oglala Sioux President (12/8/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurated a new president Friday in Kyle as the Julian Bear Runner administration formally kicked off. Bear Runner's...
article MHA Tribal Chairman Mark Fox talks second term (11/30/2018)
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox won the vote of the people and was elected to a second term in the same position. He says there’s...
article Rep one of two American Indian women in Legislature (11/23/2018)
(Wyoming) -- Nov. 6 was an exciting day for Andi Clifford. She became the only Democrat to win a race in Fremont County's general election. "I was surrounded by...
article Lawson won’t be on ballot in January (11/15/2018)
(California) -- For the first time in many years, Allen Lawson, chairman of the San Pasqual tribe, will not be on the ballot for reelection. At the most recent tribal...
article KathyHope Erickson wins reelection as STA council chair (11/15/2018)
(Alaska) -- KathyHope Erickson has won re-election as the chair of the Sitka Tribal Council. Unofficial results following balloting Tuesday, Nov 14 put the incumbent...
article Candidate Statement: KathyHope Erickson for STA Tribal Chair (11/10/2018)
(Alaska) -- KathyHope Erickson is one of two candidates running for Tribal Chair of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. She has held that office for the last two years. She is...
article Nine Native Americans Elected To Montana State Legislature (11/7/2018)
(Montana) -- Montanans elected nine Native Americans to the state Legislature Tuesday. That’s the same as last session in 2017. While four tribal members ran...
article Fox re-elected Three Affiliated Tribes chairman (11/7/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Incumbent Mark Fox was re-elected to a second four-year term as chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, according to the unofficial vote count. Fox...
article OP/ED: Tribal political endorsements not a good idea (11/2/2018)
(North Carolina) -- In the closing days of October, Tribal Council voted to pass a resolution introduced by Wolfetown Reps. Bo Crowe and Jeremy Wilson to endorse the...
article USET elects new leaders during annual meeting (10/19/2018)
(New York) -- During the recent United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF) annual meeting, hosted by the Seneca Nations of Indians in New...
article Native tribes endorse Krist, Raybould (10/19/2018)
(Nebraska) -- All four Native tribes in Nebraska have announced their support for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bob Krist, Democratic Senate nominee Jane Raybould and...
article Governor Candidates Spar Over Healthcare, Voter Registration (10/18/2018)
(Wyoming) -- The long-running, presumed dead debate over expanding Medicaid in Wyoming continues to be somewhat resuscitated as the race for the next governor enters its...
article After Mallott resignation, Walker’s campaign recasts itself with less than 3 weeks to election (10/17/2018)
(Alaska) -- Gov. Bill Walker's re-election campaign has started to recast itself after the sudden resignation of former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Tuesday, three...
article Lt. Gov. Davidson delivers first public speech in new position (10/17/2018)
(Alaska) -- The state’s new Lt. Gov. gave her first public speech today. Valerie Davidson is the first Alaska Native Woman to hold statewide office in Alaska. She...
article Primaries for Turtle Mountain elections (10/16/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Voters with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa are casting ballots Tuesday in a series of primaries, including for Tribal Chairman, where the current...
article Yurok Election Board certifies election results, two positions to require Run-Off Election (10/16/2018)
(California) -- The Yurok Election Board has certified votes cast in their primary election held last week. According to tribal administration, “Joseph L. James...
article TRAHANT: Lies and damn lies ... the politics of attack #NativeVote18 (10/10/2018)
(USA) -- Jade Bahr was surprised to see her face on her opponent’s Facebook page. Bahr, Northern Cheyenne, is a candidate for the Montana legislature in Billings.

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