Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, October 24th at 9 am Central as she talks with Marisa Carr and Sally Fineday about the campaign against the voter suppression amendment on the ballot in Minnesota. A coalition of multiracial, multicultural and American Indian communities are working together to defeat the legislation. Late last week they released American Indian Voices for Voting Rights.
Sally’s interests with the photo id stems from her early work with the Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota. It was the Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota who in 2004 contacted the American Civil Liberties Union when American Indian voters were turned away from the polls because the only form of identification was their tribal identification card. Since then the photo id issue has come before the Minnesota legislature with each session.
Sally Fineday is a member of the Leech lake Band of Ojibwe. She resides within the Chippewa National Forest on her family’s treaty land (aka allotment). Sally currently works as a Planner/Developer for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.Sally served the American Indian communities of Minnesota as the Executive Director of Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota. Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota is a fledgling nonprofit whose work engages American Indians with electoral activities continues with a statewide table where American Indians representing their tribal communities to “Get out the Native vote” in 2012 elections.
Marisa Carr is an interdisciplinary artist and activist. She was born in Milwaukee, but lives in Minneapolis. She is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, from the Turtle clan.