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Tribal IDs: voting for Native people no longer "easy as pie"

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The U.S. Supreme Court okayed North Dakota's new voter identification law last month.  That means tribal ID cards that are legally recognized in almost every other context - including the June primaries - are no longer valid because most Native Americans on North Dakota reservations have a post office box, not a street address, listed on them.

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Native Americans in this country couldn't even vote until 1948, and Roxane Gould, a professor with UMD's Ruth A. Myers Center for Indigenous Education says this latest effort to suppress Native votes is part of a continuum. 

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