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How the Americans with Disabilities Act could affect Native American voters

Donna Semans pulled over at a food cart near a watermelon stand on a dusty turnout to ask directions. She ordered a snowcone topped with diced pickles and powdered Koolaid, a specialty to the Navajo ... read more

The Informed Voter’s Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts

If you see any information connected to how you can vote, double-check the source. Don’t re-share that information.” First Draft is a partner on ProPublica’s Electionland project. Voters whose native ... read more

Students with disabilities battle inaccessibility and isolation

The campus has expanded accessibility in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and requirements imposed after ... within the year prior to taking the survey, after Native ... read more

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Nancy Pelosi’s first speech as House speaker celebrated women’s accomplishments

Today, I single out one of his great achievements – working with both Democrats and Republicans to write the Americans With Disabilities Act into the laws of our ... One moment captures it. Native ... read more


These nine White House staffers remember their most inspiring day working for President Obama

Native American women have a one in three chance of being raped in their lifetimes, something the president has described as a shock to the conscience. In part, this is because men who are not from a ... read more

Eliminating Health And Health Care Disparities Among The Growing Population Of People With Disabilities

Other data showed that disability prevalence was higher among blacks, American Indians, and Alaska Natives than in other racial or ethnic groups. 3 In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act ... read more

How Medicare for All Would Affect You

About 28 million u ninsured Americans would be able to obtain coverage through the new universal Medicare for all program, within four years of the bill’s passage. Children could join right away, and ... read more

She fought for rights of the disabled, then was disabled in a car crash. It didn’t stop her.

She wants to figure out how she can ... was the Americans with Disabilities Act," she says about when she first began working in D.C., long before her accident. "Little did I know that a decade later, ... read more

New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how ... Snyder and denounced by prominent Native American ... read more

New Data Shows The School-To-Prison Pipeline Starts As Early As Preschool

Multi-racial boys and and Native American boys also had higher rates ... to high rates of student discipline. Students with disabilities who are served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education ... read more

Medicare As A Catalyst For Reducing Health Disparities

In 1994 “Native American ... 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by programs receiving federal financial assistance, and Title III of ... read more

How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?

In Montana, an additional 71,000 people were enrolled in the healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act, said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.; 8,000 of them are Native Americans ... American Indians and ... read more



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