Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

  Iowa is 92 percent white; state’s American Indian population is 0.5 percent, but that’s not the whole story   MARK TRAHANT / TRAHANTREPORTS.COM The media surrounding the Iowa caucuses reduces the story to one basic theme: Who’s winning and what does that win (or loss) mean for the New Hampshire primary? Lost in that coverage …

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    Juneau kicks off campaign breaking fundraising record Mark Trahant / TrahantReports.com Montana’s Denise Juneau has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in eight weeks in her bid to represent the state in Congress. Juneau, who is the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, reported raising $263,803. The campaign says is more than any …

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Could low oil prices help usher in a new era? Mark Trahant TRAHANTREPORTS.com Second in a series A few minutes before noon on November 6, 2015, President Barack Obama stepped into the White House briefing room to announce that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not earn approval from the U.S. government. “Several years ago, the …

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  MOST COAL NOW CLASSIFIED AS ‘UNBURNABLE’   MARK TRAHANT TRAHANTREPORTS.COM First in a series. It’s tempting to think of Indian Country as a “singular” voice. The vast majority of Native Americans agree that the United States should live up to its treaty promises. Most of us think that tribes are the best mechanism for …

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After a great deal of thoughtful consideration, I have decided to resign my seat in the Arizona House of Representatives in order to deepen my commitment to the people of southern Arizona on a broader level and focus my efforts full-time on my campaign for Arizona’s Second Congressional District. This was not an easy decision …

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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2016 Contact: press@denisejuneau.com Denise Juneau Posts Record Breaking Fundraising Quarter Campaign raises more than a quarter million dollars in just eight weeks Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and Democratic candidate for Congress Denise Juneau today announced that in just eight weeks she has already raised more than …

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 GOP candidates for president gathered in South Carolina last week to talk about poverty in America. It was an event sponsored by the Jack Kemp Foundation. Kemp, who died in 2009, was a quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills. He entered politics running for Congress in 1970 and described himself as …

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