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Your Call: Voting rights in America; water protectors at Standing Rock

Nov 3, 2016

  On the November 4th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage the ongoing mass mobilization against the construction of $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline, which Native Americans say will destroy sacred sites and threaten their water supply.

We’ll also discuss voter suppression. With voting restrictions in place in 14 states, this is the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Join us live at 10am with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Ari Berman, senior contributing writer for The Nation, fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Mark Trahant, independent journalist and journalism professor at the University of North Dakota

Mary Annette Pember, independent journalist focusing on Native issues for Indian Country Today Media Network and other publications

Web Resources:

The Nation: Voter Suppression Is a Much Bigger Problem Than Voter Fraud

Indian Country: Maangozit Cuts His Braid—and Leaves a Blessing at Standing Rock

Yes! Magazine: The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story