Native Americans & Philanthropy

Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native American Voters

by Dr. James Thomas Tucker; Dr. Dan McCool; Jacqueline De León

Jun 3, 2020

In 2015, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) created the Native American Voting Rights Coalition (NAVRC), a coalition of national and regional grassroots organizations, academics and attorneys advocating for the equal access of Native Americans to the political process. To begin this important work, the Coalition needed a more complete understanding of the barriers that Native Americans face when trying to register and participate in elections. So the Coalition conducted the series of field hearings chronicled in this report with the goal of pursuing remedies for the problems we uncovered.