Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

  Mark Trahant TrahantReports.com Indian Country is a key voting bloc in the Democrat’s campaign to win more House seats. Sort of. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is focusing on 19 seats that the party thinks it can win from Republicans, labeled as the “Red to Blue” campaign. Three of those seats have a signifiant …

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  Twitter post from Dallas Goldtooth ‏@g0ldtooth  Nov 29  This morning Indigenous people gathered to offer a sunrise ceremony before the start of the COP21. #IndigenousRising  On Facebook the Indigenous Environmental Network is posting regularly from the Paris conference. A recent post said: “Yesterday, on November 29th the Indigenous Environmental Network organized a healing ceremony in front of …

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Events in Canada this week show why elections matter. Yes there will be better policies put in place: Perhaps a return to government-to-government relations with First Nations; more federal investment in Indigenous education; and, a serious, nationwide probe of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. All those things show a government moving in the …

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Nevada will be the first state where Native voters weigh in MARK TRAHANT The first ballots for the 2016 presidential election will be cast in a little more than seven months. That means between now and January there will be a rush of candidates, a winnowing of those who fail to raise money or attention, …

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Working on post about Congress’ budget and potential impact on Indian health programs that are linked to Affordable Care Act. Budget resolution does not require Democrats nor the signature of President Obama.

Investment in Native youth equals a million lines of code MARK TRAHANT No child grows up hearing — or asking — for numbers. Instead the four words, “tell me a story,” are the ones deeply embedded into our human software. And that will never change. But the power of numbers, the importance of data, is …

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