RECLAIMING Their VOICE
The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond
A poignant look at past injustices, set against
an inspiring vision for the future...
Stories in this film documents:
* The Pueblo Revolt (1680)
* Wounded Knee (1890) * The Pueblo of Laguna's 500 Voter Project
* The Sacred Alliance for Grassroots Equality's fight to protect the sacred art of the Petroglyph National Monument
* The passage of legislation to ensure greater election security for Native Americans
* The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
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"... both heartbreaking and eye opening.
A 'must see' to understand how fragile our democracy is”
NANCY STAPP - KVOT Taos, NM
Winner - Women in Radio/Television Award
"RECLAIMING Their VOICE"
OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning filmmaker
Dorothy Fadimanís latest documentary, narrated by PETER COYOTE,
follows Native Americans taking a stand against injustice in the political process.
|Personal stories demonstrate how American Indian communities are using their voting rights as they participate more fully in the electoral process. These stories capture a microcosm of growing awareness and activism among minority populations taking root across the United States. In addition to documenting the Native American suffrage movement historically, the film follows a groundbreaking project led by members of the Laguna, NM Native Pueblo. Their efforts lead to significant positive changes in New Mexico state election law. Their stories serve as a models for how other disenfranchised people throughout the United States can work together to ensure that they will be able to cast their votes and that when they vote, their votes will be counted. We also learn about the Native American Voters Alliance and their efforts to protect Sacred Land. Throughout the film, we hear the voices of people in the trenches, stepping forward and speaking out.