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Post-Election Results Webinar Recap and Thank You

Undeniably, Native Voters turned out in a BIG way this year, making key differences in important races. During last week's post election webinar, the Native Vote campaign brought you preliminary results of this unprecedented turnout, as well as a special video to thank Native Vote coordinators, partners, and volunteers for their dedication and hard work.…

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Added by NCAI on November 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Report: Voter ID Laws and the Native Vote

Voter ID laws being considered or already in place in six states could have a negative impact on Native voter participation in the 2012 election and in years to come. New analysis released today by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), warns that Native voters in Alaska, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, present significant barriers to Native Voter participation.…

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Added by NCAI on October 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Native Vote Action Week Photo Competition Results

Native Vote would like to extend a big congratulations to Rachael Sourjohn at the College of the Muscogee Nation for winning the Native Vote Action Week Photo Competition!

Thank you to all of the event organizers that submitted photos- and for your ongoing work to turn out…

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Added by NCAI on October 18, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Native Vote Action Week Wrap-Up and Native Vote Photo Competition

  

As Native Vote Action Week comes to a close, we want to thank all of the tribal leaders,…

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Added by NCAI on September 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Native Vote PSAs made by YOU!

Leading up to November 6th Native Vote has received some really great PSAs from organizers across Indian Country. Check some of them out below- and feel free to send and share with all your friends! Thanks to everyone working to help turn out the largest Native Vote ever this year!

 

Visit the Native Vote media campaign page for more PSAs and radio spots!…

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Added by NCAI on September 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rock the Vote “We Will” PSA

Check out this great PSA from our partner Rock the Vote targeted at turning out the Youth Vote. Over ½ million Native Youth will be voting for the first time within the next four years and civicially informed youth are civically engaged youth. Native Vote has teamed up with Rock the Vote to provide a Native Vote…

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Added by NCAI on September 27, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Media Recap of the Native Vote Action Week

                                       Photo Credit- The Nation: Wanna Protect Your Vote? There’s an App for…

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Added by NCAI on September 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Voter Registration at IHS Facilities

This week, NCAI & Native Vote is at the National Indian Health Board Consumer Conference as part of our partnership with NIHB to promote Native Vote…

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Added by NCAI on September 24, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Native Vote Action Week Kicks Off – Interactive Map of Events

Native Vote Action Week organized by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and grassroots organizers around the country, will bring Indian Country together in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of civic engagement and increase Native voter participation. With over 130 registration drives,…

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Added by NCAI on September 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Native Vote Action Week Kicks off September 24th

Over 130 communities, organization throughout Indian County to host events organizing more than 35,000 Native Voters

Native Americans are turning out in force to join together in one of the largest weeks of…

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Added by NCAI on September 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Native Vote Launches National Grassroots Media Campaign “Every Native Vote Counts”



Native American media steps up to partner with Native Vote to promote voter registration and engagement message

 

 The National Congress of American Indians launched a national…

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Added by NCAI on September 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Own the Vote - Comcast Features Native Vote on TV

Native Vote was recently featured on “Own the Vote”- an initiative from Comcast Newsmakers, a short-format interview program that highlights elected officials, community leaders and other newsmakers at the federal and local levels. Learn about Native Vote and the importance of the Native youth civic engagement with Sherry Salway Black, NCAI’s Director of the Partnership for…

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Added by NCAI on August 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

“Your Vote is Your Power” – Turn Out the Native Vote - Native Golfer Notah Begay III

Notah Begay III, one of Indian Country’s most well-known and accomplished athletes is stepping forward today to encourage Native Americans to use their power, the Native vote. In a new YouTube video, produced by Native Vote, Notah’s message is clear - voting is powerful.

“Don’t feel like you don’t have a say…don’t feel like you don’t have any…

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Added by NCAI on August 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Access to Elections and Voter Registration a “Civic Emergency” for Native Americans says NCAI President

Lincoln, NE  –  Access to voting and voter registration for Native Americans is nearing a “civic emergency” and the nation’s leading tribal advocacy organization has called for immediate action. Addressing tribal, state, and federal government officials, Jefferson Keel the President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), outlined a set of solutions to increase access to the ballot box and voter registration for American Indian and Alaska Native voters. In…

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Added by NCAI on June 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rocking the Native Vote!

This month's webinar focused on Native Vote's exciting national partnership with Rock the Vote. During the webinar, Native Vote and Rock the Vote leadership and staff discussed all of the exciting ways you can get involved in helping to…

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Added by NCAI on June 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Rocking the Native Vote Webinar: Your role in the partnership between Rock the Vote & Native Vote

Civically informed youth are civically engaged youth! 

42 percent-nearly half-of the American Indian and Alaska Native population is under the age of 24. As Indian Country's future leaders, it is important that Native youth are civically informed and prepared to engage in elections. 2012 is an…

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Added by NCAI on May 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

New Features on NativeVote.org

NativeVote.org has added some new resources and tools to help the Native Vote community organize more effectively. 

State-Based Community Groups - The Native Vote Community is over three hundred people strong, however, we know it's not easy to find people to connect with. That's why we've created state-based groups to help…

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Added by NCAI on May 25, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Native Vote's Alpha Dog; "Twilight" Star and Native Actor, Chaske Spencer Releases Native Vote Video

With 6 months to go until Election Day, Native Vote 2012 has released a PSA featuring Native American actor Chaske Spencer, best known for his role in the Twilight Saga.   

So what can YOU do to answer Chaske's call to BE THE SHIFT and BE THE NATIVE VOTE?

Here are five…

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Added by NCAI on May 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

NIGA Steps Up to Support Native Vote 2012

At the 2012 NIGA Tradeshow and Convention, NIGA President Ernie Stevens and other NIGA leaders stood with NCAI President Jefferson Keel to emphasize the importance of our Native Vote and commit themselves to supporting the 2012 campaign.

Will you stand with them to turn out the largest Native Vote ever?…

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Added by NCAI on April 17, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Native Vote 2012 Training - Rocking the Native Vote - Tools and Tips for Engagement

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)(www.ncai.org) held a training at its Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC to discuss the recent call to action by NCAI to turn out the largest Native Vote in history. 



The panel was lead by Peggy Flanagan, Native American Leadership…

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Added by NCAI on March 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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