U.S. Indigenous Right to Vote: Challenges Today Reflect Those of the Past

October 18th 11:30 pm - October 19th 12:30 am @ East Hall, Little Theatre

Dr. Renee Gralewicz, an Elder and Peacemaker for the Brothertown Nation and descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, joined by Maria Haskins, a Regional Tribal Organizer, will discuss strategies to expand the U.S. indigenous right to vote and put them in historical context.

Dr. Gralewicz is a descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans and an enrolled member of the Brothertown Nation. Her journey started in Milwaukee, WI and led her across the globe, primarily at the courtesy of the United States Army. After retiring from the Army, Renee became Dr. Gralewicz by earning her PhD from Washington State University. Dr Gralewicz worked within the UW system, retiring in 2020 from UW Oshkosh. Since then, she’s focused her work on indigenous rights, particularly on the missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two-spirit peoples crisis. One current position she holds is on the WI Department of Justice MMIW taskforce, co-chair of the Legal and Policy subcommittee.

Maria Haskins is a Regional Tribal Organizer working in LCO, Oneida, and Stockbridge. She educates and registers voters by spreading information at community events and canvassing door-to-door with volunteers in the LCO, Oneida, and Stockbridge communities.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area.


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