Terri Hansen
3/6/14
Many tribal nations have developed model climate adaptation plans to increase their resilience, yet most tribal communities still need the knowhow and resources to cope with the sw...
Tanya H. Lee
12/23/13
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 passed by Congress and now on President Barack Obama’s desk has been widely understood as an end to the across-the-board cuts to federal funding k...
Mark Trahant
9/7/12
The Democrats and the Republicans made it a point to include American Indian and Alaska Native issues in their party platforms...
Mark Trahant

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Era of Contraction—the shrinking of the federal government—and what that policy means to ...

12/24/11
ICTMN Staff
11/16/11
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recently reached out to his fellow South Dakotans to share their ideas on ways to help their state and the nation’s debt...
Mark Trahant

There are many ways to look at America’s shift into the Era of Contraction. Budget numbers tell part of the story. Words of elected leaders tell yet another. Add to that, the stories of real discontent told by ordinary people and reflected by both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street....

10/11/11
Mark Trahant

I drove across the Northwest this past weekend. A 1,700-mile trip from Idaho to Seattle, returning via rural roads in Washington, and freeways in Idaho and Montana. Along the route I looked at places and wondered, how will life change during the Era of Contraction?...

9/27/11
Mark Trahant

President Barack Obama must sell a complex idea to a Congress that prides itself on simplicity....

9/12/11
Mark Trahant

It sounds reasonable: Why not just cap federal spending? Make every agency operate with the money that’s already there. This notion has common-sense ... yet it is impossible in practice....

8/30/11
Mark Trahant

The late historian Barbara Tuchman described the ineptness of government decision-making in her book, ...

8/8/11

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