Make Native Voices Heard

Submit a short video why you vote and why others should register and vote as well.

Why Vote?

Polls show Native people are most concerned with the high rate of MMIW, environmental protections, and economic development. Voting provides the opportunity to elect leaders who will address these issues and work with the U.S. Congress to appropriate funds for issues impacting Indian Country.

  • We have a responsibility to our lands and relatives as Native people that requires us to participate.
  • TCUs are the product of civic engagement and activism, but to help them—and their students—reach their full potential requires voting, too. Examples include:
  • Voting for legislators who will support reauthorization of the Farm Bill with amendments that would expand Broadband availability in Indian Country
  • Increased Pell Grant awards
  • Allocating funds for TCUs to acquire/repair and maintain research and educational facilities.
  • Tribal, local, mid-terms, or presidential…All elections matter
    Local school boards impact the representation of Native cultures and histories in the classrooms, books about the Native experience in school libraries.

Why Your Vote Matters

Indian Country needs your vote to elect tribal, state, and national leaders to address the important issues facing our students, TCUs, and Indigenous communities!

Listen to a message from Dr. Twyla Baker, President of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College. Click the button below to view more videos about why you should register to vote and why your vote matters!

The Tribal leaders you elect today may run for local, state, or federal office tomorrow.

Submit a short video why you vote and why others should register and vote as well.

$500 awards available for TCU student-led voter education events – including voter registration! Students should submit their plan to their TCU president.