Indigenous Communities Turned Out In Record Numbers In Key States For Biden
On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking 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.
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