Police Detain Native Americans On Election Day

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Moutain and Road

In North Dakota, Spirit Lake tribal member Jewel Azure warns community members on Election Day, 2018 after observing a heavier police presence than usual on Highway 20 between the reservation and the frequented nearby town of Devil’s Lake resulting in an unusually large number of detained Native American individuals for violations such as no insurance, suspended licenses, or no licenses.

Source: The Comprehensive Field Hearing Report On Historical and Contemporary Barriers to Political Participation by Native American Voters. Boulder, CO: Native American Rights Fund, February 2020

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