With Attempt to Suppress Native Vote, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Issuing New Tribal IDs

Many residents on Indian reservations have not been given physical street addresses by U.S. Postal Service. Photo of post office in Fort Yates, North Dakota.

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Published October 18, 2018

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION — Last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new voter I.D. law that was aw passed by the GOP controlled North Dakota legislature and signed into law by a Republican governor that says all North Dakota voters must present a personal I.D. card, such as a driver’s license or tribal I.D. card, with a physical address on the document.

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The problem is tribal citizens who live on Indian reservations do not have a physical addess becasue the U.S. Postal Service never issued to their physical addresses, but only P.O. Box numbers.

With this attempt GOP attempt to suppress the Native vote, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Chairman Mike Faith, issued the following letter today:

October 18, 2018

 

Re: All Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Members:

Due to the new North Dakota Voter I.D. requirements, all Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Members, age 17 years and older, can be issued a new Tribal I.D. at the Old BIA Building, in the Enrollment Office, for free of charge. The time frame for free Tribal I.D. Cards is from now until November 6, 2018.

Please take the time to exercise your right to vote on November 6, 2018.

Philámayaye,

Mike Faith, Chairman
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 

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