The North Dakota Democratic-NPL is committed to making sure all citizens of the state have the right to vote and can do so without contest. This commitment is far-reaching and can be seen this election season through our state’s Native Vote Program.
The Native Vote program is led by Prairie Rose Seminole, an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, of Fort Berthold, North Dakota. She is joined by a staff of four, all of whom have ties to the tribes they work with. This team is working alongside voters and candidates in order to come up with solid plans to address issues in Indian Country that go beyond talking points; they are engaging voters to learn their values and concerns and are committed to electing leaders who represent those values and concerns present in North Dakota’s tribal communities.
North Dakota has approximately 42,996 Native Americans residing within the state. Of those, 19,963 live on one of the five Reservations in North Dakota and 16,628 living off of reservations. In 2008, the power of the Native Vote was displayed in the Presidential election, with 11 North Dakota counties having a high percentage Native voters going blue. It is clear that the Native vote is a strong voice now and in future elections at the local, state
and national level.
This is why your help and involvement are so critical in this election season. We need dedicated individuals to increase voter turnout in our tribal areas and get our First Americans engaged in the process.
We want you to get involved, be sure to click on the volunteer tab to sign up and help strengthen North Dakota Native populations through voting.
Please continue to check this page for updates on the North Dakota Democratic-NPL’s Native Vote Program.