Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports A year ago ballots from across the country were being examined by citizens, journalists, and politicians, who were all wondering, “What the hell just happened?” The nation woke up to a President-elect Donald J. Trump. And this morning? The Trump brand is like an overpriced hotel where you would never, …

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Trahant Reports Washington state voters picked candidates in a primary election Tuesday and a number of Native Americans ran for offices ranging from city councils to the Seattle Port Commission. Bellingham City Councilmember Roxanne Murphy, Nooksack, was easily cruising to a spot in the general election rolling up more than 65 percent of the vote. …

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    Trahant Reports A few more days to go. I have been trying to think about how can I get the word out, inform Indian Country about the policy choices¬†ahead, and, hopefully, celebrate the record number of Native Americans who got elected. Live from the world headquarters of Trahant Reports … (I know, it’s …

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