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Building a Culture of Respect for Human Rights
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Native Vote 2012
After declaring Native American voting registration "a civic emergency," the National Congress of American Indians called on Indian Country to turn out the largest vote in Native history for the 2012 election. On November 6, during Native American Heritage Month, Indian Country delivered.
Native voters helped re-elect President Obama, made a key difference in two Senate races, and elected two Native Americans, both Republican, to Congress. Campaign efforts have been so successful, Native Americans in Montana and New Mexico are now registered to vote at higher rates than any racial/ethnic group.
"This year's election showed that Every Native Vote Counts, but the work to build sustainable civic engagement in Indian Country is just getting started," says NCAI Executive Director Jaqueline Johnson Pata, "Educators and youth leaders will continue to play a huge role in inspiring Native youth, our future leaders, to become civically informed and engaged."
For Native Vote highlights of the 2012 election, go to Native Vote 2012.