Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Deborah Parker will be a witness to the president’s speech to Congress Tuesday night as the guest of Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore. A reminder about what’s at stake from Congressional gallery Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports President Donald J. Trump is set to deliver a financial blow to Indian Country. His first budget will propose …

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** Updated, Oct. 30. ** Omnibus is a Latin word that means “for all.” In legislation it means cramming everything into a bill that you think can pass. That’s exactly what the House did with its two-year $80 billion spending bill. That bill lifts caps from the Budget Control Act, or the sequester, and it …

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Press conference at 9 am at National Park Service (pre-registration required.) Summary of the Anchorage meeting, press information. More about the Arctic Council and the U.S. Chair. Last year’s AC annual report. Indigenous issues Almost four million people live in the Arctic and one estimate is that ten percent of that population is Indigenous. Greenland, …

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