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Election 2018

12/4/2018

article First Native Woman Democrat In N.D. Statehouse Takes Oath In Traditional Dress
(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...

12/1/2018

article MY VIEW: A big year for Native American politics
(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
(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
(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...

11/29/2018

article The rise of Native American politicians
(Washington D.C.) -- Deb Haaland, who last month became one of the first native-American women elected to Congress, experienced what this meant to other Indian women on...

11/17/2018

article Native American Women Elected To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Of the many women elected to the US Congress in last week’s election, two were Native American women, marking the first time in US history...

11/15/2018

article Hearing set for Herrell’s request to impound ballots
(New Mexico) -- Republican congressional candidate Yvette Herrell, who appears to have narrowly lost the race for a district that spans Southern New Mexico, will get a...

11/13/2018

article Meet the newly elected members of Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- They are activists and advocates, combat veterans, political novices and experts. And they are headed to Washington for a crash course in being...
article Republican files lawsuit in 2nd Congessional race
(New Mexico) -- Yvette Herrell, the Republican in the 2nd Congressional District race, has filed a lawsuits that requests more than 8,000 ballots be impounded. Herrell...
article A Left-Flank Protest on Day 1 Signals a Democratic House Divided
(Washington D.C.) -- Freshman orientation for new members of Congress had barely begun when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old darling of the progressive left and...

11/12/2018

article Election 2018: Gaming Wins, Loses, Maybes
(USA) -- The mid-term 2018 elections held much drama surrounding the impacts on Congress and state houses. While the results were not as astounding as the election of...
article Native American congresswomen have to balance representation of party, ancestral nations
(Washington D.C.) -- During the United States mid-term elections, two states elected the first ever Native American women to Congress. In New Mexico, Debra Haaland of...
article 'It's our time': U.S. midterm wins mean victory for Indigenous women worldwide, say voters and leaders
(Washington D.C.) -- When the United States midterm election results starting rolling in on social media with a solid win for two Native American women to Congress,...
article Herrell not conceding House race in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Republican candidate in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District says there are over 100 documented complaints about the election in Southern...

11/11/2018

article Native American women's election to U. S. House celebrated
(New Mexico) -- As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community...

11/9/2018

article Native American Women Made History in the Midterms. Here's Why It Took So Long
(USA) -- Two years ago, as Americans were locked in a bitter dispute over the presidential election, Deb Haaland stuffed her suitcase full of green chiles and flew from...
article The New Yorker’s cover is a tribute to the women and people of color elected to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- FOR HIS latest New Yorker cover, go-to political artist Barry Blitt puts a creative spin on “white space." Blitt’s illustration,...
article Reckoning With the First Native American Governor Being a Conservative
(Oklahoma) -- Kevin Stitt made history Tuesday night. Unless you happen to stay up on the Native American press, you likely didn’t hear much about it. The newly-...
article History made as Willie Grayeyes elected to San Juan County Commission
(Utah) -- Many in San Juan County are celebrating after a race for county commission yields a historic first. For the first time, there will be a majority Native...

11/7/2018

article A Night of Firsts: Women and Underrepresented Groups Make History
(Washington D.C.) -- Among the wave of Democrats elected to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, voters sent a record number of women to Washington. For many in this...
article A Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress (With Potentially More To Come)
(Washington D.C.) -- After Tuesday's elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019. With results still coming in, 95 women have won or...
article TAFFA: 70 Years Ago, Native American Women Couldn’t Vote. Now, We’re Congresswomen
(Washington D.C.) -- For the first time, Native American women will finally have representation in the U.S. House of Representatives after the commanding victories of...
article Minnesota Gubernatorial Election Shattered 'Glass Ceiling'
(Minnesota) -- Peggy Flanagan becomes the highest ranking indigenous woman ever elected in Minnesota with her win as lieutenant governor. When Flanagan celebrated the...
article Tester wins third Senate term in Montana
(Montana) -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is the projected winner in Montana, surviving a race that tightened in the final weeks amid heavy campaigning by President Trump...
article Amidst ND Voter Woes: Heitkamp loses Senate seat to Republican Kevin Cramer
(North Dakota) -- As the first woman elected as Senator after the 2012 election, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has lost her seat to Republican Kevin Cramer by a...
article Massachusetts backs transgender rights; Michigan OKs pot use
(USA) -- In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending...
article New Mexico to send full delegation of people of color to the House
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico will become the first state to send a delegation made up of people of color to the House. Deb Haaland and Ben Ray Luján will represent the...
article Northern Arapaho Candidate Leverages Social Media To Overturn House Seat
(Wyoming) -- Fremont County Representative Jim Allen lost against Northern Arapaho member Andrea Clifford by 60 votes. Clifford said she worked dawn to dusk to meet...
article From J.B. Pritzker To Donald Trump, See The Billionaire Winners And Losers This Midterm Election
(Washington D.C.) -- As Americans poured into voting booths across the country, deciding on everything from their next senator to their next energy bill, dozens of...

11/6/2018

article Democrats in Kansas, New Mexico Become First Native American Women Elected to Congress
(USA) -- Democrat Sharice Davids, a member of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation tribe, defeated four-term Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas on Tuesday...
article First Native American women elected to Congress: Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
(USA) -- Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress, CNN has projected. Haaland will replace Democratic Rep...
article Yvette Herrell projected to win; Xochitl Torres Small not conceding
(New Mexico) -- Yvette Herrell, a Republican state representative from Alamogordo, has likely won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, her Democratic...

11/5/2018

article United States gambling landscape facing ‘mid-term’ ballot initiatives
(USA) -- Those interested in the future landscape of gambling in the United States will reportedly be taking a keen interest in tomorrow’s ‘mid-term...

11/3/2018

article MORON ALERT: Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger makes controversial joke about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime national sports broadcaster Brent Musburger took to Twitter on Saturday to make a “joke” that predictably divided his audience.

11/2/2018

article Women Candidates Need Ingenuity to Fund Political Campaigns
(New Mexico) -- Debra Haaland is running for Congress. She’s among a record number of American women who are running — or running again — for political...

11/1/2018

article Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump, joined by many Republican candidates, is dramatically escalating his efforts to take advantage of racial divisions and cultural...

10/31/2018

article Proud Democrat, former secretary of state, backs Clarkson
(New Mexico) -- A lifelong Democrat and two-term Bernalillo County clerk, when I was elected secretary of state, Maggie Toulouse Oliver didn’t have the votes to...
article Jon Tester in danger as Trump seeks vengeance
(Montana) -- Jon Tester would be a near lock for reelection if Montana’s Senate race came down to the classic test of which candidate voters would rather have a...
article Online Bettors Predict Democrats Flip House, Republicans Retain Senate During Midterms
(Washington D.C.) -- The Democrats will take control of the US House of Representatives in early 2019 after their winners from next Tuesday’s midterm elections are...

10/26/2018

article Capitalizing on Trump feud, conservative groups spend big on anti-Tester ads
(Montana) -- Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has reached $60 million and shattered a state record as Democrats try to hold on to the seat and conservative...
article Trump plays outsize role in Montana’s tightening Senate race
(Montana) -- President Donald Trump's ability to swing a statewide race will get one of its biggest tests in Montana. The president has made it a personal quest to...

10/25/2018

article SEN. TESTER: Indian Country deserves better
(Montana) -- It has been my honor to serve Indian Country in the United States Senate. As a former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I’ve been on...

10/22/2018

article Jon Tester Is a Big Guy in Big Sky Country. He Hopes That’s Enough.
(Montana) -- Jon Tester, the senator who looks least like a senator, sized up a crowd of dozens and got to talking about history. He joined local veterans last week in a...

10/21/2018

article BLOG: Midterm Elections Could Have an Effect on Online Poker and Gaming Regulations
(USA) -- Midterm elections in the States of America usually aren’t highly important. In most cases, the highest-ranking office that is up for election is the House...

10/16/2018

article Odds Have Democrats Gaining Majority of the US House of Representatives
(Washington D.C.) -- Just three weeks remain until the Midterms, and the House is where the excitement is for the Democrats. While the Senate race is heavily stacked...

10/4/2018

article Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
(USA) -- Three Native candidates -- all of them women -- stand a good chance of winning seats in the U.S. Congress as a historic 2018 campaign cycle enters its final...

9/22/2018

article Hillary Clinton Just Endorsed a Handful of Female Trailblazers for the Midterms
(USA) -- On Friday afternoon, Hillary Clinton informally endorsed four trailblazing Democratic women in their midterm races, writing on Twitter: "We'd all be...

9/16/2018

article 538: Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Have Two Paths To An Upset
(Washington D.C.) -- Many of the individual race forecasts in the FiveThirtyEight Senate model, which launched on Wednesday, look pretty optimistic for Democrats. The...

9/11/2018

article ‘Shipwreck’: GOP grows fearful about losing Senate as candidates struggle, Trump support tumbles
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans have grown increasingly worried about losing control of the Senate, as President Trump’s approval rating tumbles and Democrats...

9/10/2018

article McFeely: What do Native Americans have to lose with Cramer? A lot.
(North Dakota) -- President Donald Trump resuscitated his famous—and unsuccessful—line from the 2016 campaign during a high-dollar fundraiser last week in...

9/9/2018

article POSCAST: Anti-Trump Fervor Puts Senate in Play
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrats "definitely have a chance to win the Senate,'' election analyst Nathan Gonzales tells CQ on Congress. He maps out where...

8/22/2018

article South Dakota Democratic Party Hires New West River Field Organizer, Tribal Organizing Director
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Democratic Party today announced the expansion of its staff in preparation for the 2018 election with the hiring of Sunny Gaughen as...

7/28/2018

article Why Washington insiders think Democrats will take back the House
(Washington D.C.) -- Here's a striking stat: The House of Representatives has flipped parties only three times in the past 60 years. The conventional wisdom in...

6/27/2018

article These Candidates Could Make History In November
(USA) -- Partway through the primaries for the 2018 midterm elections ― with some surprising victories so far ― several candidates are set to make history if they win in...

12/26/2016

article Four Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for their vote
(Washington) -- The secretary of state’s office said that four electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,...

12/22/2016

article 4 Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for not voting for Clinton
(Washington) -- Washington’s four “faithless” electors face a $1,000 fine each for not voting for Hillary Clinton when the Electoral College met Monday...

12/20/2016

article How Faith Spotted Eagle became the first Native American to win an electoral vote for president
(South Dakota) -- As Faith Spotted Eagle, 68, drove to the Yankton Sioux Reservation’s offices Tuesday morning, she remembered when she was a young girl, maybe 8...
article Native American activist 'shocked' by Electoral College vote
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota activist says she is "totally shocked" that she got a vote for president from the Electoral College this week. Sixty-eight-...

12/19/2016

article Meet Faith Spotted Eagle, who received one Washington state elector’s presidential vote
(Washington) -- Faith Spotted Eagle was the choice of one Washington state elector on Monday to be the next president of the United States. Eight of our state’s 12...
article Who is Faith Spotted Eagle? The Native American tribal leader with one electoral vote for president
(Washington) -- As electors congregated to cast their votes for the next US president, a lot of unexpected things could have happened. Many people have been inundating...

11/20/2016

article On Montana's reservations, many are unsure what Trump presidency will bring
(Washington D.C.) -- Margaret Abbott, a 73-year-old professor at Fort Peck Community College, has a simple reason for why president-elect Donald J. Trump didn’t...

11/15/2016

article The woman who lost nearly half a million pounds betting on Hillary Clinton to win the election
(UK) -- The US Presidential Election was the biggest political betting events in history. A female client of UK's William Hill lost nearly half a million pounds on a...

11/14/2016

article MGM's Murren concerned about Trump's win
(Las Vegas) -- After publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton in August, Jim Murren, Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, has now speculated that the...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land
(Arizona) -- Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their...
article Trump to deport everyone who is not Native American
(Washington D.C.) -- PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has confirmed plans to deport 318 million non-Native American immigrants. As part of a wider plan to restore America...
article Will Lame-Duck Congressional Session Give Online Poker Ban New Life?
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal online poker ban in the US could become the subject of the current lame-duck congressional session talks, according to NevadaWatchdog.org...
article Will Trump White House Legalize Sports Betting In The United States?
(Washington D.C.) -- With speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be gunning for a U.S. Attorney General appointment by President-elect Donald Trump, there...

11/10/2016

article Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
(USA) -- Election Day didn't turn out so well for two Native Congressional candidates but there could be an opportunity for both of them to make a comeback with...
article Some Gamblers Won Millions Betting on a Trump Election Win
(USA) -- The long shot paid off bigly. Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man and the fifth wealthiest billionaire in the world, lost roughly $5 billion after Donald...

11/9/2016

article Bookies celebrate underdog Trump's election win
(UK) -- Bookmakers were celebrating Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election as around 75% of all stakes were wagered on defeated candidate Hillary...
article Online Gambling Site's Decision To Pay Out $1M Early On Clinton Victory Backfires
(UK) -- An Irish bookmaker’s $1 million gamble on Hillary Clinton went awry early Wednesday morning, as former Atlantic City casino owner Donald Trump won the...
article What does the Trump victory mean for Indigenous people?
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous people on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border are worried a Trump victory is a blow to environmental causes and could lead to an...
article Donald Trump Wins Election and Indian Country Holds Its Breath
(Washington D.C.) -- The voters of the United States of America spoke loud and clear Tuesday, as Republican Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United...
article Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting
(Washington D.C.) -- President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team...
article Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Bid for 7th Term in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an enduring symbol of Arizona’s unforgiving stance toward illegal immigration, lost his bid for a seventh term on Tuesday,...
article U.S. recognizing tribal rights | Being Frank
(Washington) -- A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s...

11/8/2016

article Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing...
article Zinke defeats Juneau to win second term
(Alaska) -- Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke defeated Democratic challenger Denise Juneau to win a second term as Montana's lone voice in the U.S. House of...

11/7/2016

article Udall, Gregoire said to be on Clinton's short list for Interior secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- Hillary Clinton's presidential transition team is eyeing six top candidates to lead the Interior Department if she is elected, including former...
article I know Trump. Don't vote for him: Ex-Harrah's executive
(USA) -- I got to know Donald Trump reasonably well in the 1980s — and I will not be voting for him. Thirty-four years ago, I was a senior vice president for...
article Betting sites see record wagering on presidential election
(New York) -- The raucous, passionate and unpredictable 2016 U.S. presidential election is on track to notch another distinction: the most wagered-upon political event...
article Betting sites see record wagering on U.S. presidential election
(New York) -- The raucous, passionate and unpredictable 2016 U.S. presidential election is on track to notch another distinction: the most wagered-upon political event...

11/6/2016

article After 'Pocahontas' Slurs, Trump May Tip Native American Voters Toward Clinton
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona, where presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are waging a tough battle, is home to the second-largest Native American...
article TRAHANT: Driving Turnout, Early Votes from Alaska a NORTH DAKOTA
(USA) -- Across Indian Country there are rallies, phone banks, forums, and social media pitches that are repeating one message, vote. Native American voters can make the...
article What the Major Parties’ Platforms Propose for Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- After a long and sometimes disgusting presidential campaign, Americans voters will cast their votes in the presidential election on Tuesday,...
article Online Gambling On US Presidential Election Legal In Canada
(Canada) -- The internet has given the gambling public around the world to bet on the Presidential election 2016 in the USA. The world is watching in anticipation of an...
article ELECTION 2016: $146,000 raised to date by four remaining supervisorial candidates
(California) -- The four candidates in runoffs for the supervisorial seats have so far brought in $146,000 in their efforts to win seats on Nov. 8. Candidates in the...

11/5/2016

article As election nears, volunteers work to protect Native American voting rights
(Arizona) -- Rosemary Avila clasps her hands together and never glances at the PowerPoint slide behind her, the one with the rules about when to call the legal-...
article Why a Washington state elector says he won’t vote for Clinton
(Washington) -- Robert Satiacum, a Washington state elector for the Democratic Party who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont for the Democratic nomination, says...

11/4/2016

article RUSSELL: Dancing the Two-Party Tango
(Texas) -- When The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed the Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, it said neither Trump nor Clinton reaches the "...
article Thinking Of Gambling On The Election? You Can’t In Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The election is next week and while some might argue it’s a sporting event — the rounds of debate sparring, the marathon-like campaign stops...

11/3/2016

article Coconino County officials hike to bottom of Grand Canyon to set up polls for Havasupai Tribe
(Arizona) -- Matt Rudig stands on Havasupai Hilltop and looks down at the landscape of the Grand Canyon. He laces up his hiking boots and situates his backpack in...
article Power couples, tribes among state’s big donors to the Clinton campaign
(Washington) -- When Hillary Clinton campaigned in Washington state in March, she met privately with tribal leaders at a Puyallup Indian Reservation school.

11/2/2016

article Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
(North Dakota) -- Over the years I have joked about Indian Country being included in the Electoral College. Each tribal nation should have a vote and a say about the...
article TRAHANT: Native Americans for Trump, Renewable Energy & Curiosity
(North Dakota) -- One week. Lots to report. Let’s start in Montana where Denise Juneau sought out Speaker Paul Ryan and asked to meet with him. Ryan was in Montana...
article Victoria Vasques: Let's make sure every Native vote counts in 2016
(Virginia) -- During the month of November, it is a time to honor our Veterans and a time of giving thanks, as well as celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
article Months after losing nomination, Bernie Sanders still appeals to Native American voters
(Minnesota) -- Some Native American voters feel they’re being left out in the cold in the presidential election. Former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was the...

10/31/2016

article MAILHOT: Hillary & Warren Can Be Nasty; Native Women Can Stay Powerful & Human
(USA) -- In New Hampshire Elizabeth Warren recently rallied support for Hillary Clinton. Her speech was empowering, delivering the no nonsense, truth-telling she’s...
article Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history. The rush to build a new oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields to Patoka,...
article How To Cope With 2016: Start An Election-Gambling Podcast
(USA) -- “Do you think the podcast is really weird?” Starlee Kine asked as we sat across a picnic table a couple of hours before the last presidential debate...

10/29/2016

article Unions flex muscle in Nevada’s high-stakes Senate race
(Nevada) -- A busload of casino housekeepers wearing pinstripe uniforms and Caesars Palace nametags waited at a warehouse early voting site just off the Las Vegas Strip...

10/28/2016

article Las Vegas Bookmakers Pine for a Piece of the Election
(Las Vegas) -- Jimmy Vaccaro, the 71-year-old doyen of Las Vegas oddsmakers, says that in the last week only five to 10 people have come to his counter at the South...

10/26/2016

article Three months after losing nomination, Bernie Sanders still appeals to Native American voters [2nd Item]
(USA) -- Some Native American voters feel they’re being left out in the cold in the presidential election. Former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was the only...
article CEO of Dakota Pipeline Supports Trump, Gave Campaign Over $100K
(Texas) -- Over 300 Native American tribes have been protesting against the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, but Donald Trump wants more pipelines.
article Clinton: What Genius Loses Cash Running a Casino
(Florida) -- Hillary Clinton mocked Donald Trump on Wednesday during a rally in Tampa, asking the crowd, "what kind of genius loses money running a casino?"...
article Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States Oct. 21 in a press release. Saying he takes inter-...

10/25/2016

article TRAHANT: Fifteen Days, Every Vote, Every Phone Call Adds Possibility
(North Dakota) -- This is it: Fifteen days until this election is over. And, as I have been reporting, this is such a significant election for Indian country with both...

10/24/2016

article Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate
(South Dakota) -- After nearly a month of email exchanges with Kristi For Congress’ campaign spokesman, Justin Brasell, Native Sun News Today was given notice...

10/23/2016

article The Clinton Camp Thinks Native American Voters Could Make The Difference In Arizona
(Arizona) -- If Hillary Clinton pulls off a victory in Arizona next month, Democrats believe it will be due in part to one of the red state’s key voting blocs:...
article OP/ED: Montana Poll Reflects a ‘Normal’ Election – That’s Not the Case
(Montana) -- A new poll in Montana shows Denise Juneau trailing Rep. Ryan Zinke by a wide margin. “Despite record fundraising and polling solid support among...

10/21/2016

article Effort To Get Out The Native American Vote Spans Arizona 22 Tribes
(Arizona) -- Voters who live on the Navajo Nation have received attention in recent elections for the impact they’ve had on Arizona’s 1st Congressional...
article Native leaders in Alaska endorse Hillary Clinton in historic move
(Alaska) -- For the first time in its history, the Alaska Federation of Natives is endorsing a candidate for president. AFN's board of directors made a "bold...
article Rhode Island to consider accepting voters’ Narragansett tribal ID cards
(Rhode Island) -- Members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe are asking for their tribal identification cards to be considered valid for voting in Rhode Island. The state...

10/20/2016

article In a first, AFN board endorses a presidential candidate -- Clinton
(Alaska) -- Just as thousands of people were descending on Fairbanks for the Alaska Federation of Natives' annual convention, the influential organization's...
article Port: Candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the ND PSC
(North Dakota) -- Yesterday on the radio show I hosted a debate between Public Service Commission candidates Julie Fedorchak, a Republican, and Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, a...
article SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks at election meetings in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held two election campaign meetings last week in South Dakota: the first, on October 13 at the Rapid City Public...
article Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem has gone on record to say that she will continue to support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump regardless of the...

10/19/2016

article Ronda Metcalf, Sauk-Suiattle, a Formidable Candidate for Washington State Legislature
(Washington) -- It’s roughly a month before the general election and Ronda Metcalf’s ascension to the Washington state House of Representatives from the 39th...

10/18/2016

article How Vegas casino leaders are breaking tradition in presidential politics
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas will host its first-ever general election presidential debate Wednesday night. The desert gambling mecca has transformed itself in recent years...
article Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise
(Montana) -- A new poll in Montana shows Denise Juneau trailing Rep. Ryan Zinke by a wide margin. “Despite record fundraising and polling solid support among...
article We Need Democratic President for Indian Country: NM Dem. Party Chair
(New Mexico) -- The Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico is Debra Haaland, who is from the Pueblo of Laguna. She is the first Native Americans ever elected...

10/17/2016

article You can’t bet on UNLV debate, but presidential nominees will be at odds
(Las Vegas) -- No official score can be kept when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off Wednesday in a hyped presidential debate in Las Vegas. That means no...

10/14/2016

article KADER: Presidential Race Leaves Few Choices for Native Voters
(New York) -- The time is nigh for the 2016 race for the White House. Prime time contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump are dominating the news cycles...
article MAILHOT: Jill Stein, Let’s See Your Shot Records
(USA) -- In this coming election Jill Stein has become a legitimate candidate for Native people. Our options are slim: Trump, being evil incarnate, Hillary, being...
article Toni Tsatoke-Mule: Native women are needed now more than ever
(Oklahoma) -- If Native Americans are the “invisible” race, subject to systematic marginalization and institutional racism, then the women that belong to...
article Trahant: A Democratic House Was a Long Shot … Until Last Week
(North Dakota) -- Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.

10/13/2016

article Juneau’s Debate Answer: ‘Number One, Get Elected’
(Montana) -- Denise Juneau had the perfect answer. At a debate in Great Falls each of the congressional candidates were asked, what would you do to protect the rights of...

10/12/2016

article Democratic elector says he may reject Clinton
(Washington) -- Robert Satiacum Jr. calls Hillary Clinton a “clown,” a “rat,” a “criminal” and a virtual clone of Donald Trump. But...

10/10/2016

article Native Americans notably absent from 2nd presidential debate, on the eve of Columbus Day
(USA) -- Entire books could be written about the topics that were ignored at Sunday's presidential debate in St. Louis. But on the eve of Columbus Day, the...

10/9/2016

article EDlection 2016: Montana’s Schools Chief Vying to Be First Native-American Woman in Congress
(Montana) -- Denise Juneau, with one historic “first” already attached to her name, is aiming to add another. The first Native-American woman in the U.S....
article People Are Placing Actual Bets On The Election (And Tonight's Debate)
(USA) -- I typically think of online gambling sites as a home for Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby fans, but sports aren’t the only thing gamblers are putting money on...

10/7/2016

article OP/ED: Change needed in Montana's Indian Country
(Montana) -- The Indian name of my father, the late Donald W. Meyers, was Buffalo Walker. Such names, given by the Elders, were accepted with great pride and acknowledge...
article U.S. House debate: Guns, public lands, gay rights … and a surveyor
(Montana) -- From gun rights to gay rights, the final public debate among Montana’s U.S. House candidates had its moments Wednesday night.

10/5/2016

article What a Hillary win would mean for gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- A Hillary Clinton victory in November is expected, if the election polls are anything to go by, and this would leave an element of uncertainty as to...
article What a Trump win would mean for gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- “My life has been about winning. My life has not been about losing,” Donald Trump told TIME Magazine in a 2015 interview. Whatever your...

9/28/2016

article The Historic Congressional Race That Nobody’s Watching
(Montana) -- The 65th annual Indian Days in Montana were almost over, and Denise Juneau commemorated the moment by Snapchatting a pan of sizzling pancreas.
article Gambling Industry Emerges From the Political Shadows
(New York) -- During a recent appearance on a political talk show, casino executive Jim Murren spoke of his support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...
article Prop Bettors See Green for Hillary Clinton Red Pantsuit Payoff in Presidential Debates
(USA) -- When Hillary Clinton chose to wear red at the first presidential debate against her Republican foe Donald Trump, little did she know it would pay off some...

9/27/2016

article Moya-Smith: Clinton, Trump, And Spit Buckets
(New York) -- Right now, somewhere in America, Anthony Weiner is taking another dick pic. In New York, however, earlier today, I imagine Hillary Clinton was popping...

9/25/2016

article Iron Eyes offers 'real world perspective'
(North Dakota) -- Chase Iron Eyes sees his run for Congress as the next step in his efforts to fight for more equality and opportunities for all North Dakotans.Iron Eyes...

9/21/2016

article Gamblers still backing Hillary to win
(USA) -- Poll after poll shows that Donald Trump has closed the large gap that Hillary Clinton enjoyed at the beginning of August, but oddsmakers are apparently...

9/17/2016

article TRAHANT: Make No Mistake: Standing Rock is on the Ballot
(North Dakota) -- On social media and in real life we hear this often: “What can I do to help Standing Rock?” Some answer the question by donating money,...

9/15/2016

article A gambler analyzes the presidential race. His tip: Don't throw away your vote
(Florida) -- I'm a professional gambler and a mathematician, so I know a lot about risk versus reward. Gambling is about taking an action (usually it's making a...

9/13/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Republicans have often avoided campaigning in places like Pine Ridge and Rosebud, but with recent rhetoric about improving healthcare in Indian Country...

9/5/2016

article RUSSELL: The Business of Political Fancydancing
(Texas) -- Being allowed a space to state opinions and argue policy issues is a privilege that carries a downside for honest pundits. When we make a mistake, it’s...

9/3/2016

article CHAMPAGNE: Clinton, Democrats and Strengthening Indian Policy
(USA) -- If Hillary Clinton became president she would have a great opportunity to strengthen Indian policy. Her current policy statements, however, do not suggest she...

8/29/2016

article Hawks seeks debate with Noem on tribal ground
(South Dakota) -- The fight for more debates rages on in South Dakota's race for U.S. House of Representatives. Over the weekend, while speaking at the Rosebud...

8/27/2016

article TRAHANT: The Long Arc Is the Real Campaign, Especially In Alaska and Arizona
(Alaska) -- It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond. Our numbers are growing,...
article TRAHANT: Arizona voters will narrow primary field on Tuesday
(Arizona) -- The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country. At least six Native American candidates are on the...

8/20/2016

article A Historic Number of Native Americans Are Running for Congress
(USA) -- Native Americans may be underrepresented in state and federal politics, but there’s reason to be hopeful. More Native Americans are running for...
article Pueblo Indian governors back Clinton
(New Mexico) -- A group of Pueblo Indian governors across New Mexico endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday, adding to mounting support for the Democratic nominee...
article Gianforte says Indian reservations hinder free markets
(Montana) -- The way for Montana's American Indian reservations to escape poverty is through the free market, but the shortcomings of tribal governments are...
article Emotional Senate Candidate Finds Healing in Canoe Journey
(Washington) -- The Northwest Native culture of loving, caring and sharing so moved Erik Lee, candidate for state Senate from Washington’s 22nd Legislative...

8/16/2016

article Casino magnate Wynn refuses to back Trump presidential campaign
(Las Vegas) -- Steve Wynn, the US casino magnate, is refusing to support the White House campaign of his long-time friend and business rival Donald Trump, saying he is...
article Casino mogul Steve Wynn isn't backing Trump or Clinton
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn isn't impressed with the U.S. presidential election race. He says he hasn't "given a dime" to...
article Native Americans plan to make history in the US election
(USA) -- More Native Americans are participating in the 2016 election than ever before. Eight indigenous candidates are running for Congress, up from two in 2014. Over...

8/12/2016

article Second Native American in Congress backs Republican Donald Trump
(Oklahoma) -- The only two enrolled tribal citizens in Congress are from Oklahoma. Both happen to be members of the Republican Party. They are also parting ways with...

8/11/2016

article Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin
(Minnesota) -- Chilah Brown won her bid to represent the Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in this fall’s general election as a candidate for the...
article Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance
(Nebraska) -- Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of...

8/3/2016

article Amid casino campaign stops, here's how Pence feels about gambling
(Indiana) -- With Gov. Mike Pence campaigning Monday at casinos in Carson City and Reno, it seems a good time to revisit his record on gambling back home in Indiana....

8/2/2016

article Tribal leaders look for Native voice in policy
(Philadelphia) -- Edward Manuel ticks off the issues - water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources - all decisions made with...

7/30/2016

article Tribal leaders call on next president for Native policy
(Philadelphia) -- Edward Manuel ticks off the issues–water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources–all decisions made...

7/29/2016

article Neah Bay delegate tells of tribal participation at Democratic National Convention
(Philadelphia) -- Thursday was the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and the focus was on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton...
article Unless Republicans are Native American, they’re immigrants: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
(Philadelphia) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the Republican Party a short but pointed history lesson Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention,...
article Agua chairman Jeff Grubbe endorses Hillary Clinton
(Philadelphia) -- Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians chairman Jeff Grubbe endorsed Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Wednesday at the party’...

7/28/2016

article Native Americans At DNC 2016: Delegates Say Hillary Clinton's Substance Must Match Diversity Seen In Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- Native American tribal leader Edward D. Manuel, 69, stood in the hallways of the Democratic National Convention this week and marveled at the diversity...
article Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president
(Philadelphia) -- Native activists and Native Democrats mounted urgent defenses of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, warning of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump...

7/27/2016

article TRAHANT: A Political Turning Point for Native Americans
(USA) -- Joe Garry was president of the National Congress of American Indians in an era when tribal rights were under assault from Congress. House Concurrent Resolution...
article Native Candidates Make a Historic Push for Congress
(Montana) -- Standing in front of her high school English class on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota for the first time, Denise Juneau was struck by the...
article BREWER: Tribal Nations React to First Woman Presidential Nominee
(Philadelphia) -- After a contentious Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, last night’s roll call vote at the Democratic National...
article Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention
(Philadelphia) -- Indian Country shared the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday as the party officially nominated Hillary Clinton for president.
article Recap: Native American Council at Democratic National Convention
(Philadelphia) -- The Native American Council hosted its second meeting at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday.
article BLOG: It Takes Roots! From the Democratic National Convention: Berta didn’t die—she multiplied!
(Philadelphia) -- Several hundred grassroots organizers from across the country marched on the eve of the Democratic National Convention bearing a masks and a giant...
article South Dakota Delegates Handed Hillary Clinton The Nomination. That Matters.
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday, during a roll call vote of the states at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the...
article TRAHANT: The Story is Far from Over: What’s Next for Bernie Sanders?
(Philadelphia) -- Vermont casts 22 votes for its senator, Bernie Sanders. A minute later, Sanders asks the rules be suspended and that Hillary Clinton be nominated by...
article Jack Cleveland Casino Lost Business during the Republican National Convention
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino hopes the end of the Republican National Convention in the city signals an uptick in its business. The casino’s management...

7/26/2016

article BREWER: Native American Council Kicks Off the DNC
(Philadelphia) -- As their kick-off of the Democratic National Convention, hundreds of representatives from tribal nations, met with party officials, former policy...
article Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention
(Philadelphia) -- Indian Country was well represented as the Democratic National Convention kicked off on Monday. Whether it was a hospitality tent hosted by the...
article Making History: Democrats Nominate First Woman Presidential Nominee – Hillary Rodham Clinton
(Philadelphia) -- The Democratic Party today nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton to be its 2016 presidential nominee this evening in Philadelphia.
article Montanans among Native Americans meeting at DNC
(Philadelphia) -- Monday marked the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. There, many Native American and Montana activists gathered at the...
article Moya-Smith: At the DNC, A White Boy Smudges, And Sopping Wet Boxers
(Philadelphia) -- DNC. Day 1. No press credentials. Hot and humid. Sweat on my brow and back. “No hope of a press pass,” the handlers say.
article Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump
(South Dakota) -- Donald Trump has built his bid to become President of the United States on the motto “Make America Great Again!” Just what does he mean by...

7/25/2016

article Column: A look at how the Vice Presidential nominees would fair for the gambling industry
(USA) -- In an article I wrote in February I looked at all the Presidential candidates and argued that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be best for gamblers in the...
article Hillary Clinton’s Enigmatic Record On Gambling
(USA) -- As Democrats gather this week in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency, the most striking feature of her limited and complicated record on...
article DAILY CALLER: Email Suggests Dems Are Using Indian Casino Money To Pay For Convention
(Philadelphia) -- An email chain leaked by Wikileaks shows that the finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was angry with a Clinton campaign...
article Bernie Sanders Electrifies Democratic National Convention
(Philadelphia) -- To a roaring crowd of Democratic National Convention delegates, which 43 percent of whom are his delegates, Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the...
article Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy
(Philadelphia) -- Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions...
article BREWER: Tribal Nations Turn Out in Record Numbers at DNC
(Philadelphia) -- Tribal leaders, delegates and candidates from all over the country turned up in record-breaking numbers at this year's Democratic National...
article Urban Native Era, Native American College Students and Activists Caravan to Democratic National Convention
(Philadelphia) -- The Urban Native Era media team, directed by Joey Montoya (Lipan Apache), Native American college students, and a group of celebrity activists formed a...
article Winnebago tribe will have party leadership and representation in the Democratic National Convention
(Nebraska) -- For the first time ever, the Winnebago tribe will have a formal party chair in the upcoming Democratic National Convention. By having a place this year,...
article BREWER: Trump, GOP Platform Bad News for Tribal Nations
(Ohio) -- It was a long, bitter week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland―an event that was supposed to be the coronation of Donald J. Trump as the party...
article Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred
(New York) -- The recently concluded Republican convention in which Donald Trump was nominated as its candidate for president was remarkable for its anger, its animosity...
article Jack Cleveland Casino's businesss suffered during Republican National Convention
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino is again welcoming gamblers to the gaming tables and slot machines now that security barriers are down and roads are open following the...

7/24/2016

article Northwest Native Caucus Presents Priorities for DNC Platform in Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- A Native American caucus is in Philadelphia this week to speak for the priorities of Northwest tribes at the Democratic National Convention. Washington...
article Winnebago tribe will have party leadership and representation in the Democratic National Convention
(Nebraska) -- For the first time ever, the Winnebago tribe will have a formal party chair in the upcoming Democratic National Convention. By having a place this year,...

7/23/2016

article TRAHANT: Three words that exposed the Republican divide
(Ohio) -- Three explosive words: Vote your conscience. And in one phrase Ted Cruz ended any pretense of Republican Party unity. He gave permission to his supporters to...
article Blackcloud is Clinton delegate to Demo Convention
(Iowa) -- Christina Blackcloud, Tama, is an Iowa delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National convention coming up next week in Philadelphia. In a...

7/22/2016

article Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture as Republican presidential...
article CHARLES: The Problem the Republican Party, and now the Nation, has with Donald Trump
(Arizona) -- The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America “great.” And this has presented a problem for the...
article N.J. tribe chief: We're marching for environmental justice to DNC 2016 | Opinion
(New Jersey) -- This weekend, myself and more than 100 Ramapough Lunaape will make the journey from Mahwah to Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National...

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