This presidential election promises to bring a lot of people to the polls; will you be one of them? Historically, Native Americans are less likely to be registered to vote, and even less likely to show up at the voting booth. The people behind Native Vote Action Week hope to improve those troubling statistics. Are you registered to vote? Do you run into obstacles every time you go to vote? We’ll speak with experts about voting in Native America.
Jacqueline Pata (Tlingit) – executive director for the National Congress of American Indians
Andrea Sanders (Yup’ik) – director of the Alaska Native Policy Center at the First Alaskans Institute
Coya White Hat-Artichoker (Sičháŋǧu Lakota) – community specialist election and voter services for the city of Minneapolis
Also mentioned on the show:
Break Music: Going Home (song) Ulali (artist) Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (album)