Despite rights granted by the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, many native people remain excluded from democratic processes. We explore the barriers facing native voters and seekers of public office, including landmark legal battles, literacy laws, and voter ID requirements. What electoral issues are of concern to native communities in California today?
Christina Snider, Tribal Affairs Secretary to Governor Gavin Newsom
Jordan James Harvill, National Program Manager, Advance Native Political Leadership
Moderated by Kirsten Vega, Associate Program Officer, California Humanities
Recorded September 28, 2022.
About California on the Ballot:
Through California on the Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.
California on the Ballot is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative and was launched with funding from the Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.