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Tribal Nations, Voting Rights, and Political Power

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Ahead of the critical 2020 election, this series explores the current landscape of voting rights and the challenges Native Americans face in exercising their considerable electoral power. Featuring commentary from Native elected officials, organizers, and writers, these stories examine the history of Native voting rights and political participation, and take a contemporary look at issues of civic engagement, representation in politics, and organizing strategy for activating Native communities.

Mauda Moran, on behalf of the Native American Rights Fund
When we talk about protecting Native American voting rights, what does that mean?
Native communities have the power to swing elections.

Recent history and polling show why it's such a promising state.
Our tribal sovereignty, lands, water, and the well-being of our people hinge on the outcome.

Rep. Deb Haaland on the importance of representative government.
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