Yesterday’s midterm election resulted in resounding victories for the Republican Party. Though numbers have not been announced, recent campaigns have inspired Native Americans to take political action.The empowerment increased numbers of Native Americans are finding in the vote is an encouraging sign. Despite victories for candidates dissociated from Native affairs, this upward trend indicates the possibility of future successes.
The Lakota People’s Law Project is not affiliated with political figures represented in the election.
Read Indian Country Today Media Network‘s full report on the role of Native Americans in the election here. The outlet covers dissuasive social blockades related to voting prevalent on reservations such as Pine Ridge here.