The federal government’s 2014 climate change assessment puts the Standing Rock dispute in context with this paragraph about the Great Plains. “Rising temperatures are leading to increased demand for water and energy. In parts of the region, this will cons
Mark Trahant
9/12/16
TRAHANT REPORTS — On Friday I tweeted : “What an extraordinary day, the federal government has a pulse.” The United States finally weighed in on what many of us believe is the most...
Mark Trahant
9/9/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —I’ve been thinking a lot about the silence from the White House on the situation at Standing Rock...
Hillary Clinton said the Paris Agreement is a “testament to America’s ability to lead the world in building a clean energy future where no one is left out or left behind.” Those words must apply to the debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Mark Trahant
9/8/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —My ears perked up when I heard that Hillary Clinton was giving a speech on American Exceptionalism ...
Henry Red Cloud is running for South Dakota Public Utilities Commission as a Democrat. He will visit the Sacred Stone Camp and bring with him solar lighting equipment. He says: “We simply have to stop accepting and approving poorly planned and disastrous
Mark Trahant
9/6/16
TRAHANT REPORTS — Henry Red Cloud added his name to those traveling to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show support for the people of Standing Rock and their opposition to the Dakota...
Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage, Navajo, represents San Juan County in the New Mexico Legislature. She is one of at least fourteen Republican Native Americans who are running for state or federal office this year.
Mark Trahant
8/28/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —A question I am often asked: Are American Indians and Alaska Natives only Democrats? Of course not...
Edgar Blatchford was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alaska. He teaches journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Mark Trahant
8/27/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond...
Mark Trahant
8/23/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyen...
NativeVote2016, clockwise from top left: North Carolina Senate candidate Laurel Deegan-Fricke is running in the capital city of Raleigh; Wenona Benally, candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in District 7; and Rep. Peggy Flanagan represents Minne
Mark Trahant
8/15/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —There is a hundred dollars-a-plate fundraiser planned on August 21 for Laurel Deegan-Fricke ...
Chilah Brown is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee for Senate District 15 in Minnesota.
Mark Trahant
8/14/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —Results from Tuesday’s primary election in Minnesota and Wisconsin...
JR LaPlante is a candidate for the House in South Dakota’s District 14.
Mark Trahant
8/13/16
TRAHANT REPORTS —I have been writing a lot about numbers, lately. My latest count is seven Native American candidates for Congress, one for the U.S...

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