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  • Native American Candidates Rising in 2018 Elections

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service BILLINGS, Mont. – The number of Native Americans running for political office is surging across the country this year. More than 100 candidates representing both parties have entered contests, according to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today – with Montana seeing the highest number...
  • Native American Health Inequities Often Fly Under the Radar

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service MISSOULA, Mont. – It was when Annie Belcourt was having her own children that she realized some of the insidious ways health disparities for Native Americans reveal themselves. Belcourt, a psychologist and University of Montana professor who grew up on a Blackfeet Reservation, now...
  • Native American Leader Recognized for Environmental Activism

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Nevada Indian Commission has honored Native Americans who’ve made a significant contribution to the state.  This year Nevada’s American Indian Leader of the Year award went to Fawn Douglas, an artist and activist with...