Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Deb Haaland: Native American Voting Rights
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland address a meeting on Native voting rights on July 27, 2021.

The meeting took place in the Office of the Vice President at the White House. A group of Native leaders shared how their people have long faced challenges to exercise their fundamental right to vote–from the long distance voters must travel to reach their polling places to anti-voter laws that directly impact tribal communities.

The leaders also shared how they are engaging voters — and in particular young voters — in their communities by connecting the issues they care about to their vote.

Participants in the meeting included:

  • President Kevin Killer, Oglala Lakota Nation, South Dakota
  • Allie Young, Navajo Nation, Arizona
  • Chairwoman Shelly Fyant, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Montana
  • President Julie Kitka, Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska
  • Prairie Rose Seminole, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, North Dakota

White House Video: Vice President Harris Hosts a Conversation About Native American Voting Rights