Tribes and voting advocates warned that a North Dakota law could have severely hampered voter turnout on reservations last November. Instead, many precincts on tribal land posted record voter participation rates. And get-out-the-vote efforts helped propel several Native candidates into elected office, including the state’s first Native Democratic female legislator. National Native News, along with Prairie Public Broadcasting and Solutions Journalism Network looked into how a potential setback turned into a win for tribes, voters and Native candidates.
Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) – freelance journalist and a fellow for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
Prairie Rose Seminole (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara) – organizer
Tim Purdon – partner at Robins Kaplan LLP
Break 1 Music: Remembering The Warrior (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 Music: Euphony (song) Nitanis “Kit” Largo (artist) Serenity (album)