Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'native vote'

Jodi Rave: NCAI studies 2008 Indian voter turnout

"While American Indians were expected to go to the polls in record numbers on Election Day, a national organization representing more than 250 tribes is still compiling numbers on the Indian turnout. The National Congress of American Indians targeted 18...

Minnesota tribes saw record voter turnout

Members of Minnesota tribes voted in record numbers on November 4, Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota said. The non-profit organization worked to increase voter registration and turnout on the Mille Lacs, Red Lake, Fond du Lac, Leech Lake and White...

Indian vote mixed in historic presidential race

Despite an unprecedented outreach by president-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, some states with significant Indian populations safely sided with Republican John McCain on election day. Indian voters have played a difference in close elections, especially in states like...

Shinnecock Nation turns out the vote in New York

Lisa Votino-Tarrant, a member of the Shinnecock Nation of New York, made it her goal to get more tribal members to vote this year. Votino-Tarant volunteered for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She registered more...

Kevin Abourezk: Native voters flex power at the polls

"Never in my lifetime. It's a phrase we've all heard often by people describing this year's presidential election. "Never in my lifetime did I think I would see this country elect its first black president." "Never in my lifetime did...

Mary Kim Titla: Still believing in the Native vote

"The primary elections for New Mexico, Alaska and Arizona have since come and gone. There were three Natives, including myself, running for congress in these states. The other two candidates Benny Shendo (New Mexico) and Diane Benson (Alaska) are to...

Jodi Rave: NCAI leads voter protection effort

"The National Congress of American Indians is leading a national “election protection” measure to ensure every Native vote counts next Tuesday, with efforts ranging from phone-a-lawyer initiatives to polling place translators. “We've joined forces with a larger coalition, like the...

Oneida Nation seeks to increase voter turnout

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is working to register more tribal members to vote and turn out to the polls. About 5,000 members who live within reservation boundaries are registered. Tana Aguirre, the tribe's legislative assistant, hopes that figure will...

Michigan tribes seek to increase voter turnout

Michigan tribes are hoping more of their members turn up to the polls on November 4. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is part of the Native Vote initiative of the National Congress of American Indians. The tribe has been helping its...

ICT Interview: Sen. Obama's Indian vote director

Indian Country Today interviews Wizipan Garriott, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who serves as First Americans vote director for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois). "ICT: Has it been difficult to run against Sen. John McCain on...

PBS: Getting out the Native vote in Washington

"TRISTAN AHTONE, National Minority Consortia: It's a grey, wet day on the Tulalip reservation, just 30 minutes north of Seattle. The infamous weather has left fog stuck in pine boughs and the streets wet with rain. Despite the weather, Theresa...

Puyallup Tribe seeks to increase Native turnout

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is encouraging Native Americans to get out and vote this November. The tribe hosted a voter registration event last week in advance of the state's mail-in deadline. But people can still register in person...

NCAI highlights Native vote in presidential race

The National Congress of American Indians says the Native vote is playing a role in the 2008 presidential race. For the first time in history, all of the leading candidates have reached out to Indian Country. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois),...

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