Navajo lawmaker worries election bill in the state legislature would eliminate ballot drop-off boxes hence, disenfranchise Native voters.
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Native Hawaiians divided on federal recognition saying they won’t settle for less than complete independence and control of more than million acres of land.
Washington could remove barriers to registering to vote and casting ballots on reservations, where voter participation is lower than the rest of the state.
Native American lawmakers pushing for bills covering issues from language preservation to missing persons reporting to the Medicaid expansion.
The bill modifies the minimum information required for voter registration under state law, to allow for “nontraditional residential addresses” held by some.
Jonathan Nez sworn in as Navajo nation president restoring hope, resilience and change Tuesday, drawing from the tribe’s history as a way to move forward.
North Dakota is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American tribe over the state’s voter identification requirements.
Fourteen days after last votes were cast, the Navajo Nation mounted a wide-ranging federal court challenge to the November 6 election which were dismissed.
Attorneys outlined “seismic” results if the ruling stands: Tribe members would be exempt from state taxes and could impose taxes on non-Native business.
It is especially outrageous for Native Americans to still have to fight to prove residency despite being the only Americans whose ancestors were born and raised on this land for millenium.