#NATIVEVOTE16 – What the Major Parties’ Platforms Propose for Native Americans

Native Vote counts

Published November 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – After a long and sometimes disgusting presidential campaign, Americans voters will cast their votes in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Voting is exercising your citizen rights to determine who the next United States president will be.

The following table was designed to show the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties’ platforms that were adopted at their respective national conventions this summer relating to their policy positions on American Indian and Alaska Native policy:


Native News Online designed this table to assist you make an intelligent decision on whom should be entrusted to be the next president of the United States.  The language used in the table is the same language each party used in their platforms.

Weldon Grover (Dine’/Hopi), a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, contributed to the design of the table. He served  as an intern at Native News Online this past summer.

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