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Mark Trahant


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Leonard Peltier, longest serving U.S. political prisoner, should be free

Leonard Peltier’s name has become a story that reflects other stories. One narrative describes Peltier as America’s longest political prisoner, serving more than 46 years in a federal maximum security prison. → Read More

How the economy of Indian Country impacts local communities — High Country News – Know the West

A ‘stealth’ economy for tribes often hides billions of dollars in jobs, growth and revenue. → Read More

‘Stealth’ economy for tribes hides billions of dollars in jobs, growth and revenue for rural communities

Study after study reaches the same conclusion: Tribes are often the largest drivers of regional and rural economies. → Read More

For the first time in generations, Snoqualmie Tribe has land

The purchase concludes a decades-long effort to reclaim ownership in an area that’s enormously important to the tribe. → Read More

State Legislatures Are Silencing Native Voices Through Redistricting

Discrimination lawsuits are piling up in states that have approved final district maps. → Read More

8 Indigenous moments for President’s Day

White House symbols, presidential visits and adoptions → Read More

Lessons from a census past

Finding family, community in records is a reminder of how much we stand to lose if we're not counted → Read More

10 Indigenous People Whose Statues Should Replace Columbus’

Around the world, statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus. Imagine the 20th century and the Native leaders that could be honored on civic plazas, in front of city halls or on university campuses. → Read More

US Plays Word Games in Arctic Council Consensus While Ignoring Indigenous People

Indigenous leaders call climate change an urgent threat that requires a global response. → Read More

Arctic word games or Indigenous survival?

This is why the Arctic matters to us all: The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet, showing temperature increases twice as large as global averages. “Sea ice, snow cover, glaciers and permafrost are all diminishing due to Arctic warming. Vulnerable ecosystems in the Arctic are under threat,” reports the Arctic Council. … → Read More

It's Beginning to Look Like a (Very Long) Shutdown

Some 400,000 federal employees are still required to work without pay and another 320,000 are furloughed. → Read More

Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018 —

Indigenous candidates are seeking governorships, seats in Congress and more. → Read More

Indian Country Remembers the Trauma of Children Taken from Their Parents by Mark Trahant —

As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice. → Read More

#NativeVote18 Candidates look for party nominations in elections set for Tuesday

A variety of state laws determine who can vote and what the results will mean come November, California and South Dakota both have unusual election twists. → Read More

The case for a Billy Frank statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall

There are seven Native American heroes now in the Statuary Hall. Billy Frank, Jr. deserves a spot too. → Read More

Donna Bergstrom tapped as candidate for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor

#NativeVote18 Donna Bergstrom tapped as candidate for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor. Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Ojibwe, is running as a Democrat → Read More

Forget Party Labels; President’s Trade Policies Are Politics All Mixed Up

Could Trade War Make President Trump a Leader Fighting Climate Change? → Read More

In historic first, an American Indian will lead Seattle Public Schools

Denise Juneau was unanimously selected and will be the first American Indian superintendent in the city’s history. → Read More

Congress Votes On $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill – Update: Next Step Is The White House

Congressional leaders have agreed to a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of this fiscal year. → Read More

Nick Tilsen Steps Down as CEO of Thunder Valley Corp To Lead NDN Collective

Nick Tilsen is stepping down as the executive director of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation in Porcupine, South Dakota. → Read More