Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Update. Since Arizona’s primary is Tuesday I’ll post two more#NativeVote16 candidate graphics today. I want to make sure to give people time to share & retweet.

Crazy travel schedule ahead. Off to Standing Rock today, then headed to Frazer, Montana, for the first congressional debate on Monday. Denise Juneau, Rep. Ryan Zinke, and Mike Fellows will explore issues on the Fort Peck Reservation.

I have been searching archival material to see if there has been another congressional debate in Indian Country * as in ever * but have not found one. So this very well might be the first. At any rate, it’s historic.

3 thoughts on “#NativeVote16 – Planning: Standing Rock bound, then Montana debate

  1. Khalil Abdullah says:


    what’s your take on pipelines generally, i.e, those that don’t pass through sacred ground?



    1. Mark Trahant says:

      Complicated. I am not a fan of trains & trucks. But the way pipelines are currently managed is a huge problem.

  2. Mark Trahant says:

    thanks for asking the question: it’s topic of latest post.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: