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Over 200 Native Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President

Over 200 American Indian leaders and influencers have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee. The endorsements were announced on Thursday, Oct. 15, with 19 days until the Nov. 3 election.

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10/23/2020

article Reservations Are Being Targeted With Pro-Trump Vandalism
(South Dakota) -- Yesterday, a Dakotas for Biden sign was vandalized with the words “Trump 2020 F**k Biden, F**k BLM” circled out on the Sisseton Wahpeton...
article Should You Vote For Biden Or Trump If You Want Legal Online Poker And Gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- Let’s say you’re a single-issue American voter, who wants legal online gambling in as many states as possible. Who should you pick for...
article OP/ED: Should You Vote For Biden Or Trump If You Want Legal Online Poker And Gambling?
(USA) -- Let’s say you’re a single-issue American voter, who wants legal online gambling in as many states as possible. Who should you pick for the next President of the...

10/22/2020

article DraftKings Offers Another $50K Free Debate Pool, Biden Maintains Betting Lead
(Washington D.C.) -- Players who enter are tasked with answering nine questions on the debate outcome. Those who successfully predict the answers will share the $50,000...

10/21/2020

article GOP Welcomes Steve Wynn's Millions, Despite Rape And Harassment Allegations
(Las Vegas) -- A major political donor, who just two years ago was forced out of his position as Finance Chair of the Republican National Committee, has contributed...
article The Montana Voters Who Could Decide Control of the Senate
(Montana) -- On the cool, drizzly last Saturday of September, Montana’s governor, Steve Bullock, spent yet another afternoon on the road, travelling from the...

10/20/2020

article Indian Country Today editor says there is a new sense of urgency and division hanging over U.S. election
(Arizona) -- Every U-S election is billed as the most important election of our time, but the 2020 election has a new sense of urgency and division says the editor of...
article Donald Trump Jr. holds Native American rally in Williams
(Arizona) -- As the 2020 general election nears and early voting begins, candidates are making one last attempt to garner as many votes as possible — including the...
article Can Trump close the gap and win in November? Here’s what data from betting sites suggests
(Washington D.C.) -- It's gospel among Trump supporters that public polls systematically understate the millions of Americans who will vote for the President on Nov...

10/19/2020

article Native News Online to Host Native Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Forum on Monday
(Michigan) -- Native News Online, in partnership with Verizon Media and the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA), is hosting a Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV)...

10/18/2020

article Federal judge to decide on early voting for Pascua Yaqui Tribe
(Arizona) -- A federal judge will decide whether the Pascua Yaqui tribe in Southern Arizona is entitled to have its own early voting location. Attorneys for the tribe,...
article Election 2020: I’m voting, and encourage other Native people to do the same
(Indian Country) -- As a Lakota woman, I believe in Mitakuye Oyasin—the concept that we are all related, or all my relations—because as Native, Indigenous...
article In long Nevada early voting lines, enthusiasm and a sense of election's high stakes
(Nevada) -- Droves of Nevada voters came out to the polls for the first day of in-person early voting in a divisive election that some characterized as one of the most...
article Johnson embraces role of underdog
(New Mexico) -- Republican Alexis M. Johnson says she knows she’s a long shot in the race for the seat in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, a district...

10/17/2020

article Court rejects bid to extend ballot counting on Navajo Nation
(Navajo Nation) -- An appeals court has refused to give an extra 10 days after Election Day to count ballots mailed by Navajo Nation members living on the Arizona...
article Donald Trump Jr. launches Native Americans for Trump coalition in Williams Thursday
(Arizona) -- The President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., joined several local candidates and Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer at a rally in Williams...

10/16/2020

article Over 200 Native Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President
(Washington D.C.) -- Over 200 American Indian leaders and influencers have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee. The...
article AFN leadership pushes attendees to vote, as virtual conference comes to a close
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives’ first virtual convention came to a close Friday afternoon. Keeping with their theme of “Good Government,...
article Election Odds for Trump continue to slide after $75M donation from Adelson
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be in trouble. With his election odds looking slim and money running out, Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is...

10/15/2020

article Mr. Biden, Mr. Cromwell Address US Tribal Issues
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Cedric Cromwell, joined a virtual Indigenous Peoples Day campaign event hosted by the Democratic...

10/14/2020

article Trump headed for trouble -- and not changing course
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is down in the polls, running out of time, and facing a resurgent coronavirus across the United States. Yet seemingly headed...
article Election 2020: Trump, Biden campaigns vie for Indigenous votes in swing state of Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- Both the Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns have made efforts to address Indigenous people’s issues during recent weeks. Those efforts may prove...
article Fact check: Post misrepresents Biden-Harris event turnout in at Phoenix museum
(Arizona) -- Voters are comparing the two presidential candidates on a number of issues as Election Day nears. A post on social media claims Democratic presidential...
article COMMENTARY: Trump and the Native American vote
(Indian Country) -- Improbably, there are Native Americans who support President Trump’s reelection bid. Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer praised Trump on...
article Her Aunt Is a Lifelong Democrat. She’s 22 And Undecided. Here’s How Two Native Americans in Nevada See The Election.
(Nevada) -- Maria Martinez, a 22-year-old member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Nevada, was for months deeply conflicted about whether she would even vote in the...

10/13/2020

article Advocates for Maine tribes praise Biden for policy plan respecting sovereignty
(Maine) -- Tribal members who are leading the fight for recognition of full tribal sovereignty in Maine are praising a campaign plan released by presidential nominee Joe...

10/12/2020

article Joe Biden - Indigenous Peoples Day
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden takes part in an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on October 12, 2020.
article Native Americans face many issues in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Almost 72,000 Native Americans live in South Dakota with nine tribal governments and seven reservations. Native Americans often face racial challenges...
article Gamblers stake $150M on election, bet the farm on Biden
(Washington D.C.) -- The world’s gambling community is getting in line behind American polls and betting the farm on Joe Biden to win the presidency. In European...
article OP/ED: Bright Lumbee future cannot include Trump as president
(North Carolina) -- The older I become, the more I cherish my Lumbee identity. When I was 5 years old, my family moved to Raleigh and suddenly, I was the only Native...
article Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Trump in a packed Philly office space, with fans in ‘Save Columbus’ masks
(Philadelphia) -- About 75 Donald Trump supporters — many of them wearing masks with an Italian flag and the words Save Columbus — squeezed shoulder-to-...

10/11/2020

article Washington tribes find new energy to vote in 2020 election, pour campaign cash into races
(Washington) -- The administration’s environmental policies have been particularly offensive to tribes that rely on natural resources for their economies and...
article Washington Tribes Find New Energy to Vote in 2020 Election, Pour Campaign Cash Into Races
(Washington) -- Freddie Lane gathered up T-shirts, posters and signs at the tribal administration building, getting ready for a Native Vote 2020 rally, planned for later...

10/10/2020

article As Trump refuses to say he’ll accept election results, Republicans press to make voting harder
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican officials have rhetorically brushed aside President Trump’s refusal to say he will accept the results of the election. They note...
article Northern New Mexico district to pick its first congresswoman
(New Mexico) -- The two major party candidates competing to become the first woman to represent a Democrat-dominated New Mexico district squared off in their first...

10/9/2020

press release Biden-Harris campaign releases policy plan for Native American tribal nations
(Minnesota) -- Marked by a Thursday, Oct. 8 campaign visit to the American Indian Veterans National Memorial in Arizona, Democratic presidential and vice presidential...
article President Nez presents tribal priorities to presidential and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was among several Arizona tribal leaders who met with presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate...
article ‘We need a uniter’: Tribal leaders endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president
(Arizona) -- With the election less than a month away, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse...

10/8/2020

article Biden, Harris release policy plan on Native American issues
(Arizona) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on Thursday released a sweeping policy plan to address long-standing issues for U...
article Biden meets with Arizona tribal leaders to discuss his proposed Native policy proposals
(Arizona) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden released his proposed tribal policy plan Thursday as he and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, met with tribal leaders at...
article Biden-Harris campaign meets with tribal leaders in Arizona
(Arizona) -- In a word, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez felt "energized" after meeting with the Biden-Harris campaign on Thursday afternoon. Nez was one...
article Cook Political Report: Democrats could gain 15 more seats in House two years after 'blue wave'
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats appear to be on the precipice of expanding their majority in the lower chamber. In a new report by the nonpartisan election...

10/7/2020

article Republicans see ‘grim’ Senate map and edge away from Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Vulnerable Republicans are increasingly taking careful, but clear, steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, one sign of a new wave...
article Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to meet with tribal leaders, small business owners in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, plan to meet with tribal leaders and small business owners during their Thursday afternoon visit to...
article Native Americans Could Help Swing Arizona — But Many Struggle to Cast Their Ballot
(Arizona) -- In the final weeks before the presidential election, Tara Benally has spent her days getting Native American voters registered on reservations in Arizona—a...
article Artists Are Producing Pro-Voting Images With Native Values and Design in Mind
(Indian Country) -- On a digital billboard in Tulsa, Okla., three Native ladies rock multi-colored mocs on their way to the ballot box. “I really want the Native...

10/6/2020

article Fox Bet offers gambling/not gambling option on tomorrow's VP debate
(Washington D.C.) -- As the mud-slinging assumes its normal place in the presidential elections, voters can sometimes get turned off and lose interest in what’s...

10/2/2020

article North Dakota tribes meet with a representative from Joe Biden’s campaign
(North Dakota) -- The Democratic-NPL Party and every tribe in the state came together Friday to hear from a representative of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris presidential...
article Betfair suspends betting on US presidential election after Trump gets Covid-19
(UK) -- Online gambling platform Betfair has suspended betting on the US presidential election after US President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19, according to...

9/30/2020

article Joe Biden 2020 Odds Shorten Following Contentious Debate with President Trump
(UK) -- Prior to the debate showdown between Biden and President Donald Trump, UK bookmakers had the 2020 US presidential race close. William Hill had the 77-year-old...

9/26/2020

article Facing possible defeat, Trump threatens the integrity of the election
(Washington D.C.) -- Each week has brought evidence of the damage President Trump has done during his nearly four years in office. According to his own words, he is not...
article Post-ABC poll: Biden maintains lead over Trump nationally in stable presidential race
(Washington D.C.) -- After two political conventions, the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus, economic dislocation, more racial upheaval and a coming battle over...
article Trump, Biden Both Woo Casino-Linked Voters as Gaming Properties Rebound
(Nevada) -- Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Joe Biden are trying to capture the support of voters concerned with the gaming industry as it struggles with the...

9/25/2020

article Native American tribes in Texas rally to increase voter turnout
(Texas) -- Cecelia Flores knows that voting turnout among her fellow Alabama-Coushatta Tribe members in East Texas has traditionally been low.The chairperson for the...
article Famous chefs, restaurateurs claim Trump ‘failed’ industry
(Washington D.C.) -- They’re riding with Biden. An open letter in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has reportedly been signed by some of the...

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...

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