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North Dakota Native Vote Stands with Black Lives Matter

North Dakota Native Vote stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. The murder of George Floyd is another tragic example of the police brutality that plagues communities across the country. Even in North Dakota, we have seen that none of our communities are immune to the violence of overtly militarized police presence. All too often, institutional racism carries out violence upon black and brown bodies when we fight systemic...

Legislative Updates 02/02/23

North Dakota Native Vote is busy at the 2023 North Dakota Legislative Session tracking and testifying at committee hearings. Sharnell Seaboy, Field Organizer, is keeping track and monitoring what the legislature is doing on bills regarding North Dakota Native Vote priorities. Executive Director Nicole Donaghy submitted testimony against (SB 2157) which would add burdensome requirements to prove citizenship before voting. Voters are already...

Inspiring Indigenous Action

We began our work during the 2018 Midterm Election to counteract the harmful effect of the voter identification law. A law that required all voters to have a physical address on their ID card to vote. The lad had the ability to disenfranchise over 5,000 Native American voters. Since 2018, we've worked toward our mission of creating a representative democracy, so Native voices are included in the decision-making process. We build on the...

Join us for North Dakota Native Vote’s official launch!

North Dakota Native Vote is holding a press conference at noon on February 5th at the North Dakota State Heritage Center on the grounds of the state capitol. There will be a reception following the press conference (1-3pm) to celebrate the formation of this new organization focused on engaging tribal members around voting rights, victims’ rights, upholding treaties, food and energy sovereignty, and North Dakota legislative issues. Please come...

As the 2020 Census begins, questions remain about the accuracy of hard-to-count populations.

Above: Census workers traveling by snowmobile. Credit: Joshua Corbett for The New York Times New York Times article lays out the challenges of counting Indigenous communities and other historically undercounted populations. This year, there are renewed calls for special attention to minority neighborhoods and Indigenous communities like Toksook Bay. In many such places, traditional methods have historically failed to count some people who may...

Stand-n-Vote [video]

Are you ready for #2020? 2020 will be the first high-tech digital count Census. Followed by the 2020 Presidential Election! This is going to be a big year for Indian Country! Let's rock the count and then rock the vote! Here's a look back at some of our highlights from the 2018 midterm election. 🤩🤩🤩

Another reason the 2020 census is critical to representation in North Dakota

North Dakota Compass released updated demographic and socio-economic profiles for the 2013-2022 North Dakota State Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 indicators focused on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota. After the #2020Census North Dakota's Republican-controlled legislature will reapportion legislative districts based on population. A process that...

We’re Hiring!

Are you looking for sustained change? Are you fed up with the decisions being made for you as a citizen? Are you looking for an exciting work environment? Want to join a team that works toward positive change in North Dakota? Look no further! North Dakota Native Vote is looking for a full-time Field Director to take on issue work in our statewide organization. Apply to join our team and work to promote positive change on our reservations, in...