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Three national media organizations, FNX | First Nations Experience, Native Voice One, and Indian Country Today, are joining together to broadcast the first ever live national coverage of election night focusing on the 103 Native Americans who are running for Congress, governor, lieutenant governor, as well as state legislatures. There will also be reports from Indian Country Today contributors from the candidates’ campaign headquarters, as well as other locations across the country.
FNX | First Nations Experience will broadcast Native Election Night Live from its studios in San Bernardino, California, starting` at 6 p.m. Pacific; 9 p.m. Eastern.
The election desk will be anchored by Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today, and the expert on American Indians and Alaska Natives who running for office. Trahant began collecting the names of Native candidates several years ago for his then independent blog, Trahant Reports. Trahant is a citizen of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Antonia Gonzales is the anchor and producer of National Native News which airs on tribal and public radio stations across the United States and Canada. The program has won numerous awards for covering social, economic and cultural issues, which impact Indigenous people worldwide. Gonzales is a member of the Navajo Nation.