tag: voting rights
Few states make the grade when it comes to tribal inclusion in voting maps (October 12, 2023)Tribes must be included “from the very beginning” of the redistricting process in order to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native voices are heard at the polls.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop groups from watching ballot boxes (November 2, 2022)Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.
Native America Calling: New challenges for Native voters (September 1, 2022)Join the conversation on Native America Calling to get a rundown of the evolving landscape of voter restrictions that affect Native people at the polls.
Montana Free Press: Native voters battle ballot restrictions in court (August 16, 2022)A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.
Secretary Haaland: Native voters poised to make a difference (July 22, 2022)Participating in governing is a time honored and sacred tradition in our Indigenous communities.
Native America Calling: Native voters face new hurdles (February 28, 2022)Wisconsin is the latest state to pass a slate of new voting laws that put up barriers for many voters, including Native ones.
Montana Free Press: Western Native Voice takes up voting rights (February 17, 2022)Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses White House Tribal Nations Summit (November 15, 2021)“We are committed to working together to make tribal communities safer. We are committed to honoring and strengthening our nation-to-nation relationship,” the leader of the Department of Justice said.
Aaron Payment / National Congress of American Indians (October 27, 2021)Aaron Payment of the National Congress of American Indians testifies before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on October 27, 2021.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights bill caught up in partisan debate (October 22, 2021)The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native voting rights (September 27, 2021)Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
Gaylord News: Voting rights bill addresses long-standing obstacles in Indian Country (September 17, 2021)“There was a time, not long ago, where Indigenous people were supposed to be terminated,” said attorney Victoria Holland.
Cronkite News: Republicans block passage of voting rights bill (June 23, 2021)Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Native America Calling: New threats to voting rights (June 2, 2021)Native America Calling will get a look at the latest voting laws and what Native voting advocates are doing to counter them.
Native America Calling: May in the news (May 28, 2021)As May comes to a close, Native America Calling will take a look at some of the big headlines of the month.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights debated on Capitol Hill (May 27, 2021)They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
Montana Free Press: Indian lawmakers focus on big issues (May 21, 2021)Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
Tim Giago: Voter suppression on the Pine Ridge Reservation (April 12, 2021)It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
Chuck Hoskin: The Cherokee Nation must honor its word (February 24, 2021)Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
Cronkite News: Voter intimidation an issue during historic election cycle (November 2, 2020)Voter intimidation is illegal under state and federal law, and can result in lawsuits, fines or imprisonment.
Indian Country Today: The power of the Native vote (October 30, 2020)Native American and Alaska Native voters have the power to determine the next president.
Cronkite News: Pascua Yaqui Tribe loses voting rights case (October 26, 2020)“Pascua Yaqui voters’ voices deserve to be heard – whether it’s one vote or a thousand votes,” said Chairman Peter S. Yucupicio.
Native America Calling: The choice whether to vote (October 26, 2020)Research by the U.S. Census finds the turnout rate for Native voters is lower than the national average.
Cronkite News: Vulnerable Republican pledges vote for Supreme Court nominee (October 22, 2020)With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
Rodney Bordeaux: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for Indian Country (October 22, 2020)“You have the full endorsement of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” President Rodney Bordeaux told the Democratic presidential ticket.
Cronkite News: Court rules against Navajo voters in ballot lawsuit (October 19, 2020)Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
Cronkite News: Pascua Yaqui Tribe denied early voting site (September 22, 2020)What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and a local official has now turned into a stalemate over an early voting site for the community.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: The most important vote you will ever cast (September 21, 2020)It is time for all Native Americans living in South Dakota to realize that we have the power.
Cronkite News: Native voters stand to benefit from new policy (September 16, 2020)A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.
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