Rural Utah Project

Announcing the First Nations Voting Rights Conference!

The Rural Utah Project is proud to work with the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission on a first-of-its-kind conference, “The First Nations Voting Rights Conference: Planting for the Future.”

Across the United States, Indigenous Nations are taking action to guarantee access to equitable voting and redistricting practices in local, state, federal elections. As preparations for the 2020 census and election build across Indian Country, the time is now to ensure that Native Americans across the US are counted and our voices are heard.

That’s why we’re excited to announce a first-of-its-kind conference: The First Nations Voting Rights Conference. Hosted by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and the Rural Utah Project, this conference will compare strategies for equal representation, preparation for the 2020 census, redistricting, and rural addressing projects to ensure that every vote on Native Nations across the US is counted.

This conference will be held Wednesday, September 25th – Friday, September 27th at the University of Utah School of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The importance of conversations around the status of voting rights in Native America cannot be overstated. At this conference, we will take collective action to ensure that attendees have the tools, resources, and technology that are necessary for fair representation in elections for generations to come. We are planting for the future.

Please consider attending this important conference on behalf of your Nation, or pass along this email and information to interested parties. We look forward to seeing you there and important conversations to come.

You can learn more and register for the conference at

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