Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska. The company promised jobs. And, for a time, for a couple of decades, there were those jobs. But after the resource was consumed, the mill closed, the company disappeared, and …

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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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