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Can Kamala Harris Earn the Trust of Indian Country?

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden officially announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president. Harris famously comes from a background in law enforcement as a former prosecutor who rose to the rank of state attorney general, a position she held from 2011 to 2017.

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Election 2020

9/23/2020

article LETTER: Vote Rudy Soto for Congress
(Idaho) -- Voters who want a problem solver and an independent voice advocating for Idahoans should vote for Rudy Soto for the 1st Congressional District.

9/22/2020

article Biden for President to Host Native American Small Business Owners Training and Roundtable
(USA) -- On Wednesday, September 23, Biden for President will host a Native American Small Business Owners Training and Roundtable featuring Karen Mills, the former...

9/17/2020

article Sheldon Adelson to Spend $50M on President Donald Trump Reelection
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson is prepared to donate up to $50 million to help his former casino colleague turned politician Donald Trump win...

9/9/2020

article Congressional candidate Soto plans area visits
(Idaho) -- Congressional candidate Rudy Soto will hold several town hall meetings in north central Idaho in the coming days, as part of his “Every County, Every...

9/8/2020

article Battle For Senate Control Pits Cortez Masto Against Sands & Station
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada's senior senator is working overtime to turn the U.S. Senate from red to blue this fall, but her hometown industry has other plans.

9/4/2020

article OP/ED: Native Americans have for too long been ignored in presidential politics
(USA) -- As politicians, particularly Democrats, scramble to court minority voters ahead of the November elections, there is still one group that — as ever...

8/29/2020

article Trump’s Reelection Odds Keep Improving, But Still the Underdog at Most Sportsbooks
(Washington D.C.) -- There appears to be a very interesting juxtaposition at work between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 US Presidential election. Biden clearly...

8/28/2020

article Courting Arizona's Indigenous voters, Jill Biden chats with Navajo Nation first lady Phefelia Nez
(Arizona) -- In an hour-long virtual chat on Friday with Native American women in Arizona, Jill Biden emphasized her husband, Joe Biden, will respect tribal sovereignty...

8/27/2020

article Foreign actors seeking to sow divisions by targeting Native American populations, cyber intelligence firms says
(Wisconsin) -- Foreign actors are using social media to target Native American populations in an effort to create disruption and sow division ahead of the 2020 election...

8/26/2020

article 'A disgraceful insult': Joe Biden campaign calls out Navajo leader for Republican speech
(Washington D.C.) -- The Joe Biden presidential campaign is taking the unusual step of calling out a tribal leader, accusing Vice President Myron Lizer of the Navajo...

8/25/2020

article Republicans Spin Trump’s Awful Record On Tribal Issues To Make It Sound Amazing
(Washington D.C.) -- The GOP kicked off day two of the Republican National Convention with Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer, who raved about President Donald...

8/22/2020

article Las Vegas oddsmaker installs Biden as favorite to win election
(Las Vegas) -- It’s against state gaming regulations to accept wagers on an election. Yet, establishing odds on the race between President Donald Trump and...

8/21/2020

article 'Voting is sacred': Democratic convention ends with calls for Indian Country to vote for Joe Biden
(Indian Country) -- Speaking on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, one of the first Native women elected to Congress called upon all American...
article Mashantucket Leader Confident Biden Will Serve Native Community
(Connecticut) -- The chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation said he’s confident Joe Biden — if elected — will build upon the work former...
article DNC Featured Most Native Speakers Ever, But Native Issues Remain Under-Addressed
(Indian Country) -- This year’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) has had more Native representation than any other in the party’s history.

8/20/2020

article Deb Haaland rings Indigeneity in primetime DNC speech
(New Mexico) -- Shortly after millions of Americans listened to performances from John Legend and Common, they heard from one of the first Native women elected to...
article Deb Haaland to address millions in DNC speech
(Wisconsin) -- Millions of Americans will hear from New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, Laguna and Jemez Pueblo, on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention.
article Rep. Deb Haaland invokes Native American heritage: 'Voting is sacred'
(Wisconsin) -- Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) invoked her Pueblo heritage on Thursday in a Democratic National Convention address from tribal lands to highlight the importance...
article Activating the ‘fire’ within Native voters
(USA) -- The environment, health care, voter suppression, sovereignty: The second and final meeting of the Democratic National Convention’s Native American Caucus...
article Native candidate seeks to make history
(Wisconsin) -- Even though her campaign had to dramatically switch gears a few months ago because of the coronavirus, Tricia Zunker said she’s been giving it...
article Rep. Sharice Davids Wants Pressure to Continue on Postmaster General
(Washington D.C.) -- Last Friday, Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.), a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation who represents Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District, called...
article A glimpse of the Republican National Convention
(North Carolina) -- As the Democratic National Convention comes to an end, we look ahead to the Republican National Convention next week.

8/19/2020

article 'We are all related': Indian Country turns out for another day of Democratic convention
(USA) -- The first Americans stole the stage before a captive audience during the second day of the Democratic National Convention as they presented delegate votes for...
article Member of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe represents South Dakota during DNC
(South Dakota) -- If it were a normal year, people representing their states would have addressed the Democratic National Convention in person. This year, South Dakota...
press release Sandia Pueblo leader delivers NM roll call vote at DNC
(New Mexico) -- People all over the country are talking about the Democratic National Convention's virtual roll call that happened on Tuesday night, including New...
article NAC: Politics and the pandemic raise voting uncertainty
(Indian Country) -- Most states allow some type of mail-in voting. Health officials and elected leaders are recommending expanded vote-by-mail options to limit the...

8/18/2020

article 'We need Indian Country to step up': Democrats rally behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country leaders are standing up for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as they seek to defeat Republican President Donald Trump and Vice...
article DNC disables chatroom after trolls crash Warren appearance at Native American caucus meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- So many trolls flooded a Democratic Convention Native American Caucus meeting where Elizabeth Warren was slated to speak that organizers disabled a...
article Flanagan, tribal leaders say Native voters have power to shift November election
(Minnesota) -- With the Democratic National Convention in full swing, delegates and lawmakers from the Upper Midwest and throughout the country on Tuesday, Aug. 18,...
article Navajo Nation president boosts Joe Biden at convention, but says Democrats shouldn't take Native American votes for granted
(Navajo Nation) -- With hundreds dead from COVID-19 and a lawsuit needed to dislodge federal money to help manage the health and economic crises, the choice of Native...
article 'We need Indian Country to step up': Democrats rally behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
(Indian Country) -- Indian Country leaders are standing up for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as they seek to defeat Republican President Donald Trump and Vice...
article Trump’s Reelection Odds Improve Again; Biden Getting No Boost from Kamala Harris
(Internet) -- There’s a lot of things that can be said about Donald Trump. Many of them are derogatory. However, like him or not, it’s an undeniable fact that The Donald...
article Voters in 6 villages will have no polling places for Alaska’s primary election
(Alaska) -- A shortage of poll workers caused the state Division of Elections to close polling places in a half-dozen small Alaska communities for Tuesday’s...
article Cherokee teen sings national anthem during DNC
(North Carolina) -- A Cherokee teen appeared in Monday night’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Cherokee native Cece Lambert sang the national...

8/13/2020

article Can Kamala Harris Earn the Trust of Indian Country?
(Indian Country) -- On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden officially announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president. Harris...
article Trump and his aides struggle for a message as political blows keep coming
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is lagging badly in the polls. His promises of keeping America great have been shredded by the pandemic. And he’s now...
article Trump, Repeating a Baseless Theory, Suggests Kamala Harris Is Not Eligible to Serve
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Thursday encouraged a racist conspiracy theory that is rampant among some of his followers: that Senator Kamala Harris, the...
article Native American Candidates Look to Build on Momentum
(Minnesota) -- Native Americans hope to gain more ground in the 2020 elections. Six Native candidates will be on Minnesota's November ballot in races for the state...

8/12/2020

article Navajos, others laud Biden’s pick
(Arizona) -- Native and local politics watchers seemed pleased for the most part with presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s announcement of Sen...

8/8/2020

article Thornton: Native American voters could play key role in elections
(USA) -- As politicians, particularly Democrats, scramble to court minority voters ahead of the November elections, there is still one group that — as ever...

8/4/2020

article OP/ED: Long Lines at Polling Places Are Deadly in a Pandemic
(USA) -- In this pandemic-tainted election year, long lines at the polls have the potential to be catastrophic. The kinds of interventions used to reduce the risk of...

8/3/2020

article Counties Navigate Restrictions on Tribal Land for Primary
(Arizona) -- Tents are going up on the Navajo Nation with hand-washing stations. One tribe has shortened the hours for voting. A ticketing system will let voters in...

7/31/2020

article Biden team talks economic development with Native American business leaders
(Washington D.C.) -- Presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign and Rep. Raúl Grijalva connected virtually Thursday with Native American business leaders about...

7/28/2020

press release Indian Country's seat at Joe Biden's table
(Indian Country) -- The presidential election is 98 days away. It will be an election we have never seen or experienced before all due to COVID-19. The pandemic has...

7/27/2020

article MORON ALERT: Dem Platform Honors Native American Tribes That Fought Against U.S. in War of 1812
(Washington D.C.) -- The preamble to the Democratic Party’s draft platform formally honors a list of Native American tribes that resided on the land where its...

7/14/2020

article Want to win? Consider 3 Native women for vice president
(USA) -- Former vice president and the presumptive nominee Joe Biden says he will announce his running mate before Aug. 1. He has said it will be a woman. And a lot of...

7/6/2020

article Candidate Interview: Rudy Soto Challenges Idaho Republican For Congressional Seat
(Idaho) -- Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) is seeking his second term as the congressman representing Idaho's First Congressional District. He's challenged by a...

6/18/2020

article Fox News poll: Biden extends lead over Trump amid protests
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is trailing his Democratic rival Joe Biden by the widest margin this year, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday....

6/7/2020

article Joe Biden has doubled his lead over Donald Trump in Michigan, poll says
(Michigan) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has increased his lead over President Donald Trump to 12 percentage points in Michigan, where voters are unhappy with Trump...

6/3/2020

press release Poll: Biden opens up 11-point lead on Trump nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has grown despite his absence from the campaign trail, a new poll released...
article Teresa Leger Fernandez Beats Valerie Plame in New Mexico House Primary
(New Mexico) -- Teresa Leger Fernandez, a progressive candidate who played up her deep roots in New Mexico, defeated the former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame early...

6/2/2020

article Native candidates adjust campaigns amidst COVID-19
(Washington D.C.) -- Knocking on doors, shaking hands and kissing babies. Maybe not so much that part now but that was the campaign trail pre-COVID-19.
article Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections
(South Dakota) -- We want all of our readers to realize that there are so many elections this year and all of them are extremely important. At the top of the list is the...

6/1/2020

article POLITIFACT: Says President Donald Trump “took more than a month to allocate Congress’ emergency funding to tribes — and only did so after tribes sued.”
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and Joe Biden claims that President Donald Trump has not done...

5/30/2020

article Republican Mark Ronchetti fires back at attacks
(New Mexico) -- While much of the attention in New Mexico’s congressional races has been on the negative campaigning for the 2nd Congressional District seat,...

5/27/2020

article Fewer polling places present challenges for Native voters
(New Mexico) -- As the state gradually reopens from its coronavirus closure, it’s not only nurseries, bike shops and clothing stores that must figure out how to do...

5/22/2020

article Joe Biden pledges increased funding for Indian Health Services
(Washington D.C.) -- With the Navajo Nation leading the nation in the per-capita COVID-19 infection rate, Joe Biden is pledging to increase funding to Indian Health...
article Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Tells Arizona Republic He Would Increase Funding for Indian Health
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, said he will increase funding for the Indian Health Service...

5/7/2020

article Experts worry push for 2020 mail voting could leave Native American voters behind
(Indian Country) -- As many election officials across the country move to bolster vote by mail efforts in their states amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some...

4/28/2020

press release Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Marginalization of Native Americans in Voting Process
(Washington D.C.) -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with its campaign And Still I Vote and in partnership with the Native American Rights Fund (...

4/24/2020

article This Nebraska voter and resident of an Omaha reservation won't vote for Trump or Biden in November
(Nebraska) -- Though it seems like the entire country now lives under some form of lockdown, the governor of Nebraska has yet to issue stay-at-home orders — a...

4/23/2020

article Trump's new campaign app gamifies voter outreach
(Washington D.C.) -- Share a Trump tweet, win a point. Share the campaign app with a friend, win 100 points. Earn 5,000 points and you can redeem a campaign store...

4/14/2020

article Burgum rejected call to close polling sites amid virus worry
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum stopped short of mandating that all polling places close during the state’s June 9 primary election, despite being...

4/13/2020

article Political Bettors Call Mark Cuban’s Bluff, Odds Say Billionaire Not Running for 2020 Presidency
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Cuban isn’t actually going to run for president this year. Well, that’s at least what political bettors believe, as the odds of the...

4/11/2020

article BILL MOYERS: Will This Public Health Crisis Lead to a Voting Rights Crisis?
(North Dakota) -- Bill’s guest in this episode is the journalist David Daley. His best-selling first book, Ratf**ked — Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count,...

4/8/2020

article Bernie Sanders Ends Presidential Bid, Sets up Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden 2020 Showdown
(Washington D.C.) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is suspending his 2020 campaign, resulting in a likely scenario that pits President Donald Trump vs. former VP Joe Biden...

3/20/2020

press release NARF Urges Voter Protections During Pandemic
(Colorado) -- The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Voting Rights Task Force, and undersigned organizations, write to urge Congress...

3/13/2020

article The 5 million Americans that 2020 candidates refuse to talk about
(Indian Country) -- This Sunday, Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will duke it out on the debate stage, likely over the differences in their health...

3/10/2020

article Republican Senate candidate: Government mandates are forcing people to lose their jobs
(New Mexico) -- Prior to emerging as a front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for a New Mexico U.S. Senate seat over the weekend, Elisa Martinez visited...

3/4/2020

article Joe Biden Super Tuesday Delivers Big Wins for Political Bettors
(USA) -- Former VP Joe Biden pulled off several upsets on Super Tuesday, winning 10 of the 14 Democratic primaries. Prior to Tuesday’s showdown, PredictIt bettors...

3/3/2020

article Bloomberg courts Native American voters
(USA) -- A spokesman from the campaign of Michael Bloomberg says the former New York City Mayor is looking to gain the support of the Native American community in his...

3/2/2020

article Analysis: Three Super Tuesday States to Watch for the Native Vote
(USA) -- The little talked about Native American vote could play an important role in who wins Democratic primaries in Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Colorado on Super Tuesday...
article Washington's Latinx and Native voters are fighting for their votes to matter
(Washington) -- Six years after the Yakima Latinx community successfully sued for better representation in city politics, Washington's new Voting Rights Act is...

3/1/2020

article 'He's One of Us': Sanders Energizing Red-State Progressives
(Oklahoma) -- It isn't easy being a Bernie Sanders supporter in a conservative state like Oklahoma. Travis Wyman, a 40-year-old construction worker and online...

2/27/2020

article Bloomberg speaks about plans to help Oklahoma tribes during visit
(Oklahoma) -- On the first day of early voting in Oklahoma ahead of Super Tuesday, Mike Bloomberg made a stop in Bricktown. It was his third trip to Oklahoma in about...
article Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg releases his plan for Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg announced a formal policy plan Thursday to “uphold tribal sovereignty and improve the lives of Native...
article Mike Bloomberg vows to reverse Trump's 'racist and disrespectful treatment' of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic presidential candidate Michael R. Bloomberg on Thursday announced his plan to uplift American Indians by reversing what he called their...

2/26/2020

article Trump campaign’s plan to woo black voters: Retail stores
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s outreach to African American voters is coming to a storefront near you. As part of an ongoing effort to increase...

2/25/2020

article Coconino County Elections wins award for Native American elections outreach
(Arizona) -- Coconino County Recorder’s Office has an award-winning outreach program thanks to their Native American Elections Outreach Program and staff. The...

2/24/2020

article Jana McKeag: Why I’m Supporting Pete Buttigieg
(Washington D.C.) -- I am a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a life-long Republican who has served under three Republican presidents and six Republican...
article OP/ED: Bloomberg Owes An Apology for “Cowboy Hat and Shotgun”
(New York) -- Michael Bloomberg’s “cowboy hat and shotgun” statement in August 2009 while he was mayor of New York City is coming back to haunt him...
article Oklahoma Native American Caucus Pushes for Bills, Allies
(Oklahoma) -- Native American lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying to gain support for measures on issues affecting their communities while the state and some tribes spar in...

2/23/2020

article Native Voters in Nevada Head to Caucuses After Winning Voting Rights Fight
(Nevada) -- Nearly a decade before former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada would become the powerful Democratic majority leader under President Obama, he won a tight reelection...

2/21/2020

article Pete Buttigieg Unveils Plan For Protecting America's Public Lands
(USA) -- Pete Buttigieg on Friday became just the second Democratic presidential candidate to release a specific plan for safeguarding America’s public lands and...

2/20/2020

article Stakes high in Vegas as Democrats court Latino casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- With the grand prize of their party's nomination up for grabs, Democratic candidates have converged on the Las Vegas Strip, where fortunes are won and...
article The Most Powerful Restaurant Workers in America
(Las Vegas) -- Line cooks, food runners, servers, and dishwashers are not often thought of as politically powerful. They struggle with long hours, low pay, and job...
article California primary: Who is reaching Native American voters?
(California) -- Donna Cawker isn't picky. The 71-year-old member of the Pit River tribe in California just wants a Democratic candidate who can win the general...

2/19/2020

article Michael Bloomberg Recommended Confronting Native Americans With A ‘Cowboy Hat And Shotgun’
(New York) -- As scrutiny of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg‘s record as New York City mayor continues, Breitbart reported that the surging...
article Steyer picks up two endorsements from tribal leaders
(Nevada) -- Presidential candidate Tom Steyer received an endorsement from two Reno-Sparks Indian Colony tribal leaders. Arlan and Joyce Melendez announced their...
article Amy Klobuchar's Spanish name: latest on the list of 2020 attempts at 'relatability'
(Nevada) -- On Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar opened the Culinary Union forum in Nevada with a very interesting introduction. “My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth-...

2/18/2020

article 12 Native candidates for Congress: If elected ... 'It will be a great day'
(Washington D.C.) -- “If I get the opportunity to serve in Congress, it will be a great day,” Kaialiʻi “Kai” Kahele told Indian Country Today....

2/17/2020

article MASTEN: Why Democrat Tom Steyer is the right choice for Indian Country
(California) -- With the attacks on our sacred sites, burial grounds, the removal of environmental protections and the increasing impacts climate change is having on our...
article Tribal Vote Could Make Impact On Nevada's Caucus
(Nevada) -- As Nevadans cast their early votes before Saturday’s presidential caucus, some say campaigns are missing out on one key voting bloc: tribes. Nevada has...

2/15/2020

article Newland: A president who will empower tribal nations
(USA) -- Democrats have a lot of good options in the field of candidates for President. I like them all, and would be excited to vote for any of them in November. But...

2/14/2020

article Tribal ID for voting crosses hurdle in Wyoming House
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on second reading during their Thursday, Feb. 13 floor session which would secure the status of tribal...
article Utah bill to end straight-ticket voting advances to Senate
(Utah) -- A bill eliminating the option to vote for all candidates of a political party by checking a single box on a ballot has gained momentum in Utah. The Salt Lake...

2/13/2020

article From healthcare and Standing Rock to #MMIW: Presidential candidates talk Native American issues
(California) -- California State Assemblyman James Ramos, a member of the Serrano and Cahuilla tribes, doesn't remember presidential candidates paying this much...

2/12/2020

article WARREN: Tribal nations make immense contributions to our culture, society, economy and government
(Washington D.C.) -- Throughout U.S. history, the federal government has broken promise after promise to tribal nations and their citizens. Egregious and violent...
article Where do presidential candidates stand on Native American issues? Here's what they said
(Washington D.C.) -- California State Assemblyman James Ramos, a member of the Serrano and Cahuilla tribes, doesn't remember presidential candidates paying this much...
article Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says Russia should back Bernie Sanders
(Washington D.C.) -- Lloyd Blankfein thinks the Kremlin should feel the Bern. The former Goldman Sachs CEO lashed out at Bernie Sanders Tuesday night, suggesting Russia...
article Trump mocks 'Pocahontas' Warren, 'Impeachment King' Steyer after poor showing in New Hampshire
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump weighed in Tuesday night on Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer, both of whom had...

2/6/2020

article North Dakota issues order aimed at American Indian voting
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is giving tribal officials on the state’s five American Indian reservations the ability to verify “set-aside” ballots,...

2/4/2020

article Iowa’s weather is cold but Deb Haaland’s reception at Meskwaki is toasty
(Iowa) -- It was a brisk 31 degrees on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement in Iowa on Monday night. But about 30 community members were warm and laughing in a toasty room at...
article Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus
(Iowa) -- Donnielle Wanatee stands on a small wooden stage in the middle of the Meskwaki Tribal gymnasium. She raises her voice to speak: “Welcome and thank you...

2/3/2020

article At an Iowa Native Settlement, the Big Caucus Surprise Was Andrew Yang
(Iowa) -- The gym at the Meskwaki Tribal Center, which is up the road and around the bend from the Meskwaki Hotel and Casino here, was a happy and echoing place.
article Iowa caucus, Native style
(Iowa) -- There are 1,678 caucus rooms in the state of Iowa. Only one is located in Indian Country. Since 1999, the Meskwaki Settlement, home to the Sac & Fox of the...

1/18/2020

article Presidential Hopefuls Address Indigenous Communities
(Las Vegas) -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas recently hosted the 2020 Native American Presidential Forum where some Democratic hopefuls addressed indigenous...

1/16/2020

article Democrats tout plans for Indian Country, urge voter access at second-ever Native American presidential candidate forum
(Nevada) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer on Wednesday accused the Republican Party of “doing everything it can” to take voting rights away from...

1/15/2020

article Bloomberg viewed as having best chance to beat Trump in betting market analysis
(Washington D.C.) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is viewed as the Democrat most likely to defeat President Trump if nominated, according to a newly...
article Pelosi Names Impeachment Prosecutors, Odds Long Trump Convicted
(Washington D.C.) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named her chamber’s prosecuting team that will make the Democratic Party’s case as to why President...

1/14/2020

article Dems seeking Native organizer
(New Mexico) -- The Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of New Mexico are partnering for a full-time Native American outreach organizer.

1/13/2020

article New Mexico GOP trying to court Latino, Native American voters
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Republicans will embark on an aggressive strategy to win over Hispanic and Native American voters in 2020 as the party experiences its most...

1/12/2020

article Klobuchar, Buttigieg court Nevada casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- Democratic presidential candidates descended on Nevada on Saturday in an attempt to build relationships with Hispanic voters and win the coveted...

1/11/2020

press release Native American Presidential Forum: 7 Generations, 7 States and 77 Electoral votes - Indian Country United
(Las Vegas) -- The forum will consist of invited Candidates sitting with panels consisting of Tribal leaders, organizations, elders and youth throughout Indian Country...

1/9/2020

article National Tribal Organizations Partner with Tribal Nations in Nevada to Host Presidential Candidate Forum
(Las Vegas) -- A collective of national tribal organizations and several tribal nations located in Nevada are proud to announce the second Native American Presidential...

1/7/2020

article Sanders calls for Native American futures at Meskwaki campaign rally
(Iowa) -- Although running a bit behind schedule on his "Not me, Us" bus tour of Iowa Thursday, Jan. 2, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) picked up three...

1/5/2020

article “We Deserve to Not Only Survive, but to Thrive”
(California) -- For Jackie Fielder, who just announced her bid for a seat in the California State Senate, cutting to the root of the problems facing her state and...

1/3/2020

article Praising Indigenous 'Understanding About Sustainability,' Bernie Sanders Tells Native Community in Iowa 'They Will be Part of Discussion'
(Iowa) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa Thursday told members of the Meskwaki Nation that Native Americans are being looked to for influence in addressing the climate...
article Sanders stumps at Meskwaki settlement near Tama
(Iowa) -- Although running a bit behind schedule on his “Not Me, Us” bus tour of Iowa on Thursday U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) picked up three...
article Praising Indigenous 'Understanding About Sustainability,' Bernie Sanders Tells Native Community in Iowa 'They Will be Part of Discussion'
(Iowa) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa Thursday told members of the Meskwaki Nation that Native Americans are being looked to for influence in addressing the climate...

1/2/2020

press release Mark Charles, Navajo, Running for President of USA: Reflections on 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020
(Washington D.C.) -- As I reflect back on 2019, I am deeply grateful to everyone who has supported, shared, volunteered for and donated to my campaign for President of...

12/27/2019

article Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer Have Spent $200M on Campaigns
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer have collectively spent more than $200 million on their 2020 presidential campaigns to date. And this is...
article BLOG: 1980s Drug Czar Calls Pete Buttigieg’s Drug Decriminalization Plan ‘Nuts’
(Washington D.C.) -- A former White House drug czar is arguing that South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s proposal to decriminalize possession of all drugs...

12/17/2019

article Nevada & Arizona Tribal Leaders Chair Bernie Sanders’ State Campaign Efforts
(Washington D.C.) -- Following Sen. Sanders most recent trip to Nevada, Chairman Laurie Thom of the Yerington Paiute Tribe and Navajo former Arizona State Representative...

12/16/2019

article Vegas casino-hotel workers look to have an influence on the 2020 presidential election
(Las Vegas) -- If the 2020 presidential election is going to have a ‘Jim Murren moment’, as the gaming industry saw nearly four years ago, it won’t be...

12/6/2019

article At a Navajo gas station ... the impeachment as history unfolds
(Arizona) -- Life and news move at a different pace in the Navajo Nation. “There is a digital divide on the Navajo Nation where some people might have access to cable TV...
article House Votes to Bolster Voting Rights Over Near Unanimous Republican Opposition
(Washington D.C.) -- Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, banged his gavel to announce the House’s approval of a measure aiming to restore protections...
article Bernie Sanders Has a $150 Billion 'Internet For All' Plan
(USA) -- Modern life is increasingly impossible to live without the internet but according to the FCC, more than 31 percent of Americans still lack access to high-speed...

12/3/2019

article Kamala Harris: 'One of the hardest decisions of my life'
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, announced the end of her 2020 presidential bid. She said she didn’t have the funding to continue her...
article No Malarkey: Former VP Joe Biden 2020 Democratic Betting Favorite
(Washington D.C.) -- Former VP Joe Biden has opened up a considerable lead on online political betting exchange PredictIt to secure the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.

12/2/2019

article A tale of two oil pipelines and their place in the presidential race
(Indian Country) -- The political debate over how to regulate the fossil fuel industry in the United States is more important — and ideologically divisive — than ever...
article Steve Bullock’s issue was tribal sovereignty … now he’s gone
(Washington D.C.) -- The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock began his longshot campaign...

11/21/2019

article Mark Charles on the Nation's Selective Amnesia
(USA) -- Mark Charles describes himself as a dual citizen of the United States and the Navajo Nation. He is making history this year by becoming the second-ever Native...
article Democratic Debate Reshapes 2020 Odds, President Trump Impeachment Chances Strengthen
(USA) -- The 2020 odds on who will be the Democratic Party’s nominee to challenge incumbent President Donald Trump have changed following last night’s debate in Atlanta...
article Odds Say President Donald Trump Will Not Testify During Impeachment Inquiry
(USA) -- Damning testimony by a top American diplomat has turned up the heat on Donald Trump at the ongoing impeachment inquiry against the US president.

11/20/2019

article GOP Navajo Nation member joins U.S. Senate race in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, announced Wednesday she is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New...

11/9/2019

article Kamala Harris Claims Fertitta Brothers Likely Pay Less in Taxes Than Nevada Casino Workers
(Nevada) -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris reportedly took a swipe against Station Casinos owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta — about the small taxes the...

11/8/2019

article Mayor of Pocahontas endorses Joe Biden over Elizabeth Warren
(Iowa) -- The mayor of Pocahontas, Iowa, has endorsed Joe Biden over Elizabeth Warren three months out from the first-in-the-nation caucuses — an overlap in...
article Sheldon Adelson and Wife Miriam, Largest 2016 GOP Donors, Delay President Trump Campaign Support
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, the largest Republican Party donors in both the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterms, are...

11/5/2019

article HOPKINS: Should We Trust Presidential Candidates Who Promise to Honor Native Treaties?
(North Dakota) -- TThis election cycle, we are seeing an unprecedented push by Democratic presidential candidates to appeal to Native American voters, whose votes have...

10/30/2019

article OP/ED: A handful of individual voters do not represent the majority
(South Dakota) -- Certain Oglala District Executive Committee members and tribal council reps have been making a genuine effort to give district voters their inherent...

10/26/2019

article Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Supports Legal Online Poker Nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- Andrew Yang may have just won the vote of the poker community. The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful said on Twitter he supports legal online...

10/24/2019

article Electing the next ‘Indigenous President of the United States’
(USA) -- It was a packed room (standing room for a while) Wednesday at this year’s debate for candidates running to be the next president of the National Congress...

10/23/2019

article Andrew Yang weighs in on loot boxes, Hong Kong and video game addiction
(Washington D.C.) -- With the economy of the video game industry larger than those of Hollywood and streaming, Andrew Yang wants to do the math on loot boxes. The...

10/21/2019

article Tribal Sovereignty Is Key to the Struggle for Democracy in 2020
(Indian Country) -- Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA), helped organize the recent Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux...
article In Pictures: The indigenous tribes fighting to save the Amazon
(Brazil) -- According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the number of Amazon forest fires this year increased by 84 percent compared to 2018. The...
press release Kamala Harris announces Native American platform to restore half a million acres of tribal lands
(Washington D.C.) -- Ahead of Senator Kamala Harris’s participation at the National Congress of American Indians Convention, she is unveiling her new plan to honor...

10/20/2019

article Betting on Ballots: An Inside Look at the Business of Gambling on Elections
(USA) -- Everybody has a political opinion and a prediction about who will win the 2020 election. But are you willing to “put your money where your mouth is,...

10/15/2019

article Pete Buttigieg wants to ‘enhance opportunities for Native people to thrive’
(Indian Country) -- Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released his comprehensive Indian policy plan Monday morning,...
article Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- With a growing number of communities across the nation celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans...

10/5/2019

article VIDEO: Do gambling odds forecast elections better than polls?
(Worldwide) -- On a gambling website, traders can buy and sell forecasts about political events, which generate real-time insights into uncertainties faster than...

10/4/2019

article FOX: Hacking a voting machine is getting easier
(USA) -- At the world’s premier hackers convention, hacking a voter system was as easy as ever, according to media reports. A summary of the “Voting Village...

10/3/2019

article Native American woman seeks GOP nomination for New Mexico House seat
(New Mexico) -- A candidate entering the race for an open congressional seat in northern New Mexico is trying to make history. Karen Bedonie is seeking the Republican...

10/2/2019

article Democratic presidential candidates compete for Native American vote in key states
(Nevada) -- Over the last few months, the chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Alan Melendez, said his group has received a lot of attention from Democratic...

9/30/2019

article The DNC Is Sending Organizers To 8 Battleground States
(USA) -- The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it is funding full-time staff in eight presidential election battleground states, showing its commitment...

9/29/2019

article Native American 2020 candidate aims to raise awareness of indigenous peoples
(USA) -- In a video launching his presidential campaign, Mark Charles, hair tied in a tsiiyéeł, a Native American hair knot, introduces himself in the Navajo language....

9/26/2019

article Bernie World Is Starting To Go After Elizabeth Warren
(Washington D.C.) -- As Sunday turned to Monday, Briahna Gray, national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, posted a series of...

9/25/2019

press release Socialist candidates Gloria La Riva & Leonard Peltier announce 2020 presidential campaign
(USA) -- Gloria La Riva, activist with the Party for Socialism and Liberation, announced her 2020 presidential candidacy today in a public statement and addressed the...

9/24/2019

article First an Iowa forum ... and now the Native press is a campaign stop
(Arizona) -- Tomorrow Montana Governor Steve Bullock will sit down for a one-on-one interview at the Indian Country Today headquarters located at The Walter Cronkite...

9/23/2019

article A group of Native American Women are hopeful after private meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders
(Oklahoma) -- Those women said even if Senator Sanders doesn’t win the presidential election, they believe they have a voice from someone who can make a change for...
press release Sanders visits Comanche Nation, vows to fight for Native American communities
(Oklahoma) -- Senator Sanders yesterday addressed the 28th annual Comanche Nation Fair Powwow in Lawton, Oklahoma. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to visit...

9/22/2019

article Sanders addresses Comanche event in Warren’s home state
(Oklahoma) -- Bernie Sanders campaigned Sunday in reliably Republican Oklahoma with an appearance before the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state...

9/20/2019

article Hillary Clinton predicted to win 2020 Presidential race
(UK) -- Hillary Clinton is favored to be the next president of the U.S. when voters take to the polls in 2020. At least, that’s what U.K. bookmakers are finding is...

9/19/2019

article UK gambling site has more bets for Hillary Clinton winning Dem nomination than anyone actually running
(UK) -- Hillary Clinton may say she is not seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but British bettors are apparently not convinced, with one site getting...

9/18/2019

article VIDEO: Trump enchantment of New Mexico supporters, including Native voters
(New Mexico) -- In Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Donald J. Trump rallied his supporters Monday night at the Santa Ana Star Center. Residents of the Land of Enchantment were...

9/16/2019

article Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Santa Ana wants everyone to know that the tribe has nothing to do with Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico. Trump, who is running for re...

9/11/2019

article Native American voters could help swing the 2020 presidential election
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American issues are in sharper focus in the 2020 presidential election cycle, particularly as Democratic contenders put more emphasis on...
article Mark Charles and the need for ‘creating common memory’
(USA) -- Mark Charles is not your typical presidential candidate. The son of an American-Dutch mother and a Navajo father, he is an author, advocate and former pastor,...

9/6/2019

article FanDuel 'would love to offer' betting on the 2020 election
(USA) -- One year after opening its first legal sportsbook, FanDuel says fantasy sports is still its biggest business. But the company can see a time in the near future...
article ‘You can’t know this country’s story without learning how Indian Country fits in’
(Iowa) -- The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, was a long-overdue spotlight on Native American communities and concerns, and was...

9/5/2019

article The 2020 Candidates Must Not Ignore Indian Country
(Iowa) -- Janine Jackson: The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, was a long overdue spotlight on Native American communities and...
article Groundless claims blur line between mass shootings, 2020 politics
(Washington D.C.) -- Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that appears to have been computer-...
article Democrats are divided on using nuclear energy to stop climate change
(Washington D.C.) -- The elephant in CNN’s climate town hall isn’t a Republican. It’s nuclear energy. More than 70 percent of Democratic midterm voters...

9/4/2019

article TOMPKINS: The Native American Presidential Forum: Tribal voices matter
(Washington D.C.) -- As an enrolled member of an Indian nation in America, you often get a feeling that you are a foreigner in your land. I am one of those Indians who...
article OP/ED: The Native American Presidential Forum: Tribal voices matter
(Washington D.C.) -- A new president could bring about positive change by understanding that they may be the commander-in-chief of the United States, but not for tribes...

9/2/2019

article Tribal leaders say 2020 should be about ‘life or death’ issues, not Warren’s DNA
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders say it’s a grave disappointment that the political focus on Native Americans these days can seem limited to their reaction to...

8/30/2019

article Mark Trahant on Indigenous and the Election; Tea Party Revisionism
(USA) -- This week on CounterSpin: An article in the New Republic about this month’s historic Native American Presidential Forum ends by citing OJ Semans from the...

8/28/2019

article Why the Native American Vote Is Crucial for Dems in 2020
(Iowa) -- Native groups have been trying to get a bigger role in the American political conversation for years, and now could be their time. Which is why 11 of the...
article Elizabeth Warren: Broadband plan offers $5 billion to Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, was asked about high-speed internet for Indian Country at...

8/27/2019

article Biden Plummets Below Sanders and Warren for First Time in Major National Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been characterized largely by a string of gaffes — from saying poor kids are “just as bright...

8/26/2019

article Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- A 2020 Democratic candidate for president who didn’t attend a historic forum this week in Iowa that addressed Native American issues said...
article Opinion: Native Americans could be decisive factor in presidential election
(Arizona) -- If you want to know all about the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, don’t read The New York Times or Washington...

8/25/2019

article When Kamala Was a Top Cop
(California) -- When Senator Kamala Harris is criticized for actions she took as San Francisco’s district attorney or as California’s attorney general, the...
article Liberal 527 Groups Crush GOP Groups
(Wisconsin) -- Pro-Democratic electioneering groups in Wisconsin raised five times as much as their Republican counterparts in the first half of 2019. All told, three...

8/24/2019

article Democratic candidates speak at Native American Forum resonating with Shoshone Bannock Tribes
(Idaho) -- Native American tribes are becoming a political key player in next year's presidential election. Shoshone Bannock Tribes are preparing by initiating voter...

8/23/2019

article OP/ED: Native American forum draws 11 candidates, including first Navajo to seek the Oval Office
(Iowa) -- If you want to know all about the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, don’t read The New York Times or Washington Post....
article Castro showcases specific indigenous policies at Native forum, but Delaney stumbles
(Iowa) -- With a bit of Texan swagger and an ear-to-ear smile, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro made his way across the stage at the Frank...

8/22/2019

article 2020 Candidates Address Historical Trauma, Missing Indigenous Women & More at Native American Forum
(Iowa) -- Following this week’s historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, we speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country...
article AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
(Iowa) -- The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of the Omaha, Ponca and Winnebago tribe....
article AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
(Iowa) -- The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of the Omaha, Ponca and Winnebago tribes.
article Elizabeth Warren Was Well-Received at the Native American Presidential Forum. Mark Charles Was the Main Event.
(Iowa) -- “The Declaration of Independence refers to Natives as ‘merciless Indian savages,’” said Mark Charles, the only Native American running...
article In Iowa, Democrats Court the Long-Overlooked Native American Vote
(Iowa) -- In 2004, Daniel Bear Shield, a local activist in Sioux City, Iowa, drove his white Oldsmobile Intrigue seventy miles south, to Missouri Valley, to attend a...
article NAC: Highlights from the presidential candidate forum on Native issues
(Iowa) -- Native issues are front and center at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders,...
article Warren Apologizes to Native Americans; Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre
(Iowa) -- This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed...

8/21/2019

article 2020 candidates tackle Indian Health, KXL and more in first presidential forum on Native issues
(Iowa) -- Eleven 2020 presidential candidates took on tough issues like Indian Health Service reform, voter access, the Keystone XL pipeline and more in a first-in-...
article AUDIO: The Frank LeMere Native American Presidential Forum
(Iowa) -- We hear from several of the candidates at this week’s Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City at the Orpheum Theater Monday and...
article Native Americans had their 2020 Democratic campaign forum. Here, in pictures, is how it went.
(Iowa) -- No one knew quite what to expect when Native American activists organized their first-ever presidential forum this week. How many candidates would attend? How...
article Why Native populations are attracting new attention in 2020 presidential race
(Iowa) -- Native Americans received more attention from presidential candidates this week than in previous years. Nine 2020 Democratic hopefuls attended a forum in Sioux...
article How Bernie Sanders Won Over Young Native American Voters
(Iowa) -- Carl Petersen grew up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and when he started the sixth grade, he had 89 other classmates. By the time he...
article Sanders: Tribes, Not Bureaucrats, Should Decide Policy Affecting Native Americans
(Iowa) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders was the last of nine presidential candidates to take the stage Tuesday in Iowa on Day Two of the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential...

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