Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON — “Indian Country remembers,” Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today wrote in Monday’s edition of the pan-Native news site. “This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.”He later told VOA, “I basically wanted to show the recurring nature of history. It’s a story so familiar.”President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy… Continue Reading

Groups document voting rights abuses in Indian Country

From Salt Lake City Tribune:Flagstaff, Ariz. • Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.Native Americans say they’ve encountered a wide range of obstacles that makes voting difficult. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories from around Indian Country in hopes that tribal… Continue Reading

Native Americans still fighting for voting equality

Excerpt from Cronkite News:SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.The tribal members would catch up with friends and family and eat food under the cottonwood trees in the parking lot.So… Continue Reading