Native Civic Engagement

August 20, 2020
1:00 pm

This is a non Confluence event.

Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series: Native Civic Engagement

4 pm EST, 1 pm PST

Did you know that, despite being granted U.S. citizenship in 1924, the majority of Native Americans did not gain the right to vote until 1970? Native voters faced major obstacles until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and later amendments. Even with these gains, attempts to disenfranchise the Native vote continue today. Join us in a conversation with Shandiin Herrera (Navajo Nation) and Isabel Coronado (Mvskoke Creek) to discuss the ongoing fight to ensure the right to vote is accessible to everyone.

Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series, from the National Museum of the American Indian’s K–12 Distance Learning Programs distance learning program.
Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary each month. These free webinars are targeted to middle and high school students and advance registration is required. These webinars will be recorded and archived on the NMAI YouTube channel.