Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

A president unlike any since, well, Andrew Jackson Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports A terrible year? Elias Boudinot considered 1832 as such. The year started with the Cherokee Nation winning its case in the U.S. Supreme Court, only to be followed by a message of “so what?” from President Andrew Jackson. Boudinot’s home was slated for …

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The Year of the Native American candidate Mark Trahant / TrahantReports It’s easy to dismiss this election. Every day there’s more news about something outrageous that was said by a presidential candidate. Grab the remote. Click. It’s gone and and ignore. But that’s only one way to think about the 2016 election. Flip the narrative …

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Mark Trahant / TrahantReports What if? Two words that ought to be the every day language in politics. What if we tried this? What if we did that? What if we imagined? I have been thinking a lot of “what ifs?” when it comes to coal. Coal is a paradox for several Native American communities. …

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