Photo Gallery 4: Election Day Event
American Indians were granted citizenship through the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. Despite becoming U.S. citizens, many American Indians were still denied the right to vote. It wasn’t until 41 years later, through the Voting Rights Act, that American Indians truly were allowed to vote. On Election Day, November 8, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosted a “Get Out the Vote” Community celebration at the Salt River Football Field, near the corner of Longmore and McDowell roads. This family event attracted dozens of Community and non-Community members, who celebrated their right to vote.