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Native America Calling: Native voting access
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Status check: Native voting access
A federal appeals court ruling is prompting a review of some previous decisions in favor of tribes seeking redistricting or ballot access changes. The recent decision by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals limits who can sue under the landmark Voting Rights Act.

Join Native America Calling to check on selected access and redistricting cases, including a redistricting case involving North Dakota tribes and a ballot drop-box initiative in Arizona, that indicate how Native voting access could change.

'Voting is Sacred'
A sign reading “Voting is Sacred” is displayed by the Native Organizers Alliance during the final stop of the Red Road to DC in Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2021. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Guests on Native America Calling
Jacqueline De León (Isleta Pueblo), senior attorney for the Native American Rights Fund

OJ Semans Sr (Rosebud Sioux), co-executive director of Four Directions Native Vote

Michelle Sparck (Qissunamiut Tribe of Chevak, Alaska), director of strategic initiatives at Get Out the Native Vote

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