Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election. Hillary Clinton would be the first woman ever elected in U.S. history. While the Republican nominee for president finds new ways to show his contempt for women almost every time he opens his mouth. And …

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Do you ever wonder who will be the first Native American president? That answer might already be found on the ballots across the country. Where more Native Americans than ever are running for office. Welcome to the Trahant Reports election special. I’m  Mark Trahant. You can find my blog at trahantreports.com or my work on …

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  Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Joe Garry was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1957. He was, of course, the first American Indian to serve in that body. A decade later he moved up to the state Senate and later ran for the U.S. Senate in 1960 and again in 1962. Also a …

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Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Voters will be going to the polls today in California, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and New Jersey. Most of the attention remains focused on the presidential nomination. Last night I was struck by the intensity of comments on my Twitter feed. #FeelTheBern is hot. Folks are mad at …

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