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…
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…
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?…
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…
Excerpt from the 2012 State of Indian Nations Address:
Native Vote in this election year
To achieve that vision, we need leaders who understand that Indian Country matters. Especially in a Presidential election year! We’re all aware of the impact an election can have on Indian Country. And, in recent years, many have come to…
The power of Native Vote is really picking up on Facebook. Native Vote reached our goal of over 1,000 fans on the most powerful social networking site around. Our support grew from only 200 supporters to over a thousand in less than three weeks; that's 800 new Native Vote supporters! With 5 days left until Election Day we encourage you to tell more of your friends and family about Native Vote, especially on Facebook. …
Last week in South Dakota, tribal leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe were facing voter disenfranchisement and challenged a similar decision by Shannon County. The U.S. Department of Justice had begun reviewing the incident.
After seeking early voting, the Tribe was left with no
election official to run the General Election. Shannon County, Fall River County, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have come to an agreement. Beginning September 28, 2010, Shannon County's Lakota Language Program… Continue
Added by NCAI on September 29, 2010 at 12:30pm —
National Congress of American Indians Calls on Benson County to Partner with Tribe to Solve Problem
Washington, D.C. – The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has called Tuesday’s rejection by the Benson County Board of Commissioners to continue a polling place on the Spirit Lake Reservation a major incident of Native voter disenfranchisement. The decision leaves thousands of American Indians who live on the Spirit… Continue
Added by NCAI on September 24, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Source: GrandForksHerald.com :The Benson County Commission on Tuesday rejected a request from the Spirit Lake Nation to keep a polling place in Fort Totten, N.D. The commission decided to reconsider the matter for the 2012 election, according to County Auditor Bonnie Erickson.
By Richard Walker, Indian Country Today correspondent
SEATTLE – Four American Indian and Alaska Native leaders in Washington state are running for election or re-election to state and national office.
Dino Rossi, who is of Tlingit, Irish and Italian ancestry, is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. He hopes to replace Democrat Patty Murray. Rossi is a former state senator who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2004 –… Continue
Added by NCAI on August 5, 2010 at 11:00am —
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