Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant: I have been thinking a lot in the last 48 hours about my role, the role of journalism, or what’s left of that, especially in terms of Indian Country. I wonder how effective we are in the age of social media. And if there might be another way to go about distributing ideas? …

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** Saturday update ** I am working on piece about Indian Country’s youth vote. I am especially interested in looking at what would 90/100% turnout look like at tribal colleges. Across the country there are about 30,000 tribal college students. I’ll start a spreadsheet and try to break that down by state. I know this …

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Transparency report August is supposed to be a slow time in politics. Yeah, right. There is a lot going on between now and Labor Day when the political season traditionally kicks off. I continue to be amazed by the readership for graphics. A story might earn 4 or 5,000 readers; a graphic that tells the …

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