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Native America Calling: Native Americans and the Democratic Party
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Native Americans and the Democratic Party
Native Americans, in general, have traditionally supported Democrats, and that has made a significant difference in a few key races.

Some candidates are reaching out to the Native vote to get them into office, or to keep them in. And the historic election of U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), who is Yup’ik, brings the number of Native Democrats in Congress to the highest it’s ever been: two.

Join Native America Calling to hear from some notable Native Democrats about the issues they see as important to Native voters.

'Every Native Vote Counts'
A banner reading “Every Native Vote Counts” is seen at a meeting of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., on February 21, 2023. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Guests on Native America Calling
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Band of Ojibwe), Minnesota Lieutenant Governor

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk), U.S. Representative of Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola (Yup’ik), U.S. Representative of Alaska

Clara Pratte (Navajo), CEO of Strongbow Strategies and the Native American Caucus chair for the Democratic National Committee

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