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Sept. 25-27: First Nations Voting Rights: Planting for the Future

26 June 2019 Published in Events

September 25-27 | Join the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and Rural Utah Project for a conference on fair Federal and State elections in Indian Country.

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First Nations Voting Rights Conference

At First Nations Voting Rights Conference, we'll compare strategies for equal representation, preparation for the 2020 census, districting, and rural addressing projects to ensure that every vote on Native Nations across the U.S. is counted.

Start: Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 10:00 AM 
End: Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 3:00 PM MDT
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University Street East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-nations-voting-rights-planting-for-the-future-tickets-62264518852

Topics of Discussion Include:

  • Status of Voting Rights in Native America
  • Redistricting 101: What does it mean? When does it happen? How does it affect your area?
  • Micro-perspectives on Census: How to ensure the most accurate count in your area
  • The Voting Rights Act and Your Nation
  • Increasing Indigenous Voter Participation in US Elections
  • Mapping and Redistricting: Drawing Minority Majority Voting Districts
  • All About Voter Registration: Increasing Participation on the Ground
  • Section 203 Language Assistance and the Importance of Language Preservation in Voting
  • Early Voting, Satellite Election Offices, Mail-in Ballots
  • Importance of State Laws on Voting: How you and your government can effect change
  • Rural Addressing and Voting
  • Racial Gerrymandering in Native America
  • Voter Protection: What is it? What you can do to ensure fair election in your area.
  • Independent Redistricting Commissions: What are they? And why they matter.
  • San Juan County, Utah: Lessons for Everyone