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Ep. 17: Counting The Native Vote

March 13, 2020
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Ep. 17: Counting The Native Vote
Cultivating Indigenous Voices

 
 
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Stephanie Homewytewa is the Tohono O’odham Nation Outreach Coordinator for the Pima County Recorder’s Office. In this episode she shared her goals of reaching into the Tohono O’odham community to encourage, educate, and get individuals registered to vote. History shows that Native  Americans were given citizenship in 1924 with the signing of the Indian Citizenship Act, but in many cases weren’t guaranteed the right to vote in all states until 1964. Voting barriers have existed and still exist in Native communities today, a few examples such as, in most tribal communities there are no physical addresses, and most tribal IDs cannot be used as identification for voting. For the most part the fight to have equal access to the ballot box for Native Americans is still a struggle. During the episode Stephanie touches on calling attention to the concerns of Native issues and how they can get involved in the voting process.

 

Design by: T. Andrew

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indian citizenship act,   native votes,   native voting barriers,   tohono o'odham vote,  

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