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Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.
'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.
The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Barriers to voting in North Dakota and South Dakota were discussed at a Congressional field hearing hosted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.
A bill requires the Montana State-Tribal Relations Committee to conduct an interim study on barriers to voting by Native Americans.
H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.
Democrats are planning to focus on voting rights, elections and campaign finance when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
When Native voters show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.
The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.
There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.
What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.
Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.
Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.
Arizona has a long history of discriminating against Native voters. A new law may help those efforts.
Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.
Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.
Please help us make voting our new tradition in Indian Country.
A group of contemporary Lakota women have bravely stepped forward to take on the daunting task of reforming the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s 82-year old constitution.
Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.
Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.
An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.
The practice of gerrymandering had been used against the Lakota people in South Dakota for many years.
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.
We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.
Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.
Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?
A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.
The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.
Despite granting Native people the right to vote, the White supremacy mentality remains steadfast among most federal and state decision makers.
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.
In 50 years, Indians will be closing in on being the majority in South Dakota.
It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face.
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.
Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.
Walker River Paiute Chairman Bobby Sanchez, Pyramid Lake Paiute Chairman Vinton Hawley and three veterans are seeking equal access to the polls.
We may live in Rapid City but we are Oglala and we should be given every right of a citizen of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Significant barriers to voting exist throughout Indian Country today.
The president of the National Congress of American Indians calls on the federal government to do more to protect voting rights in Indian Country.
Tribal leaders and members say more people on the reservation will be able to vote thanks for the judge's ruling.
A federal judge put a halt to a new voter identification law citing discriminatory impacts on Native Americans.
If you consider the fact that we as Native Americans have not yet celebrated a century of citizenship on our own lands, you begin to understand why Native American history is always swept under the rug.
The offices are located in nine counties and will help tribal citizens exercise their voting rights.
A profound, inherent level of diversity is a hallmark of our collective Native nations.