Reclaiming Their Voice: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond

(h/t Racialicious)

Narrated by Peter Coyote, this film is OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning, filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman’s latest documentary. “RECLAIMING Their VOICE” follows Native Americans in New Mexico taking a stand against injustice in the political process. Personal stories demonstrate how minority communities are using their voting rights as they participate more fully in elections. These stories capture a microcosm of growing awareness and activism which is taking root across the United States. In addition to documenting the Native American suffrage movement historically, the film follows a groundbreaking project led by the Laguna, NM Native community. Their efforts lead to significant positive changes in New Mexico state election law.

This story serves as a model for how other minority populations throughout the U.S. can work together to make sure they can cast their votes and that their votes will be counted.

This film documents:

The Pueblo Revolt (1680)
Wounded Knee (1890)
The Sacred Alliance for Grassroots Equality’s fight to protect
The sacred art of the Petroglyph National Monument
The Pueblo of Laguna’s 500 Voter Project
The passage of legislation to ensure greater election security for Native Americans
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

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