On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Indigenous activists about this election’s historic Native voter turnout.
According to High Country News, Joe Biden’s win in Arizona and New Mexico was made possible by sixty to ninety percent of voters in the Navajo Nation, which at one point had the highest COVID infection rate in the country. We'll discuss voting barriers and voter suppression in Indian Country and find out what issues are most important to Native communities.
Jordan James Harvill, chief of staff of VoteAmerica
Jade Begay, creative director of NDN Collective, an organization dedicated to building Indigenous power and creating sustainable solutions
Jacqueline De León, staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund
High Country News, Anna V. Smith: How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election
Vox, Rachel Ramirez: How the Navajo Nation helped Democrats win Arizona
BuzzFeed News, Clarrisa Jan-Lim: Native American Voters In Arizona Showed Up In Force For Biden As COVID-19 Ravaged Tribal Nations
Grist, Claire Elise Thompson: Her podcast urges Native Americans to vote for a liveable future