Reflect: Key People, Connections and Discussion Questions

This page is about reflection. You’ll find a list of some of the key people and organizations relevant to this section. You’ll also find a section called intersectionality to encourage thinking about how different issues are connected, and discussion questions to encourage deeper thinking. Take some time to answer the questions, look these people up and learn more about their stories.

The content on this site is not complete: there are countless numbers of people and so many stories — from small acts of defiance to major leadership positions — that didn’t get recorded or that don’t often make it into textbooks.

This website is meant to be grown and improved upon. We’ve included some of the heroes, but if you know people we are missing, let us know so we can include their stories too.

Key People and Groups

  • Native Vote
  • National Voice
  • Native American Community Development Institute
  • Winona LaDuke
  • American Civil Liberties Union
Discussion Questions: 
What has contributed to American Indian peoples’ access to voting and increased political participation?
What unique barriers to voting do American Indian people face that other racial/ethnic groups may not and why?
In what ways did the original Voting Rights Act of 1965 disregard/not apply to Indian people?
Why do you think there is a connection between an increase in political influence and tribal gaming?