As 2018 midterms approach, Native American women are running for office in record numbers

Three Native women are running for governor, and 31 are running for seats in state legislatures.

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A record number of Native American women are running for office in the midterm elections. At least four candidates are vying to become the first Native American women elected to Congress, including Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas. Three Native women are running for governor, and 31 are running for seats in state legislatures. In Fargo, North Dakota, we speak with Tara Houska, national campaign director for Honor the Earth and an Ojibwe lawyer. In Anchorage, Alaska, we speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today. He’s a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. In Seattle, Washington, we speak with Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Nation and host of the podcast Breakdances with Wolves.

Guests

  • Mark Trahant

    editor of Indian Country Today. He’s a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
  • Tara Houska

    national campaign director for Honor the Earth. She is Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation.
  • Gyasi Ross

    author, speaker, lawyer and storyteller. He is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and host of the podcast Breakdances with Wolves.

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