Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports Across Indian Country there are rallies, phone banks, forums, and social media pitches that are repeating one message, vote. Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions. And what does it matter? In a paragraph: One presidential candidate, Donald Trump, favors …

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Do you ever wonder who will be the first Native American president? That answer might already be found on the ballots across the country. Where more Native Americans than ever are running for office. Welcome to the Trahant Reports election special. I’m  Mark Trahant. You can find my blog at trahantreports.com or my work on …

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Mark Trahant / TrahantReports The disconnect between the perception of Camp Sacred Stone and the reality of the moment starts a few miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. A cement barricade and a handful of law police divert traffic so that people have a slightly slower route to Camp Sacred Stone. Not that it stops …

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Mark Trahant / TrahantReports The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country. At least six Native American candidates are on the ballot for offices ranging from Congress to the state legislature. Three of those races are contested. Victoria Steele, Seneca, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives …

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  Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Could social media be a tool used to propel a successful candidacy? Of course not. At least that’s what people say. After all: Politics has always been done this way. But Alaska might be different and Edgar Blatchford is staking out an unconventional approach. He’s running for the United States Senate …

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