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12- Days before Election Day Nov 6th
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12-days before Election Day MN

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TODAY ON Oct. 24th REZ UBER WILL BE ON THE PINE POINT ROUTE TO BECKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE. You can register plus vote in person if you live in Becker County.

We will start ... leaving at 10:30am making our way.

First stop ...

  • Leave Chief’s Store on Pow Wow Hwy to the Ice Cracking on Hwy 35. We will hit the Ladaeu Road.

  • Hwy 35 to Hwy 143 at Strawberry Lake Store on Hwy 34 to White Earth. We will circle the village housing locations. Pull through the gas station. Approximately between 11:30-12 Noon

  • White Earth to Ogema to Hwy 59 into Callaway to take you to Becker County in Detroit Lakes.

Text or Call (218) 616-0984

https://www.powwowthevotemn.org/ourvoice/#rez-uber-1

We will do Becker County Again on

  • Friday 10/26

  • Monday 10/29

  • Wednesday 10/31

  • Friday 11/2

  • Monday 11/5

Tuesday 11/6 (Election Day) - will be making the routes of both Mahnomen and Becker Counties until polls close.

We have been posting our signs on intersections where our Rez Uber passes.

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You can’t miss us ... the REZ UBER 

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Nina Berglund, John Shimek, and Ava Mart explain why they are working the Rez Uber to help local communities to get out the vote.

Native Voting in Becker County New Challenges … New solutions
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Take a bus to the polls? 

The next two weeks, Honor the Earth is offering to bus people from throughout Becker, Clearwater and Mahnomen County on a “Rez Uber” to register new voters and get them to the polls.  Driver John Shimek has just voted for the first time, and notes that there are probably 400 plus new potential voters on the reservation- people who have just become 18, since the last election and probably another thousand people who may need a ride to the polls. 

The bus, donated by a California businessman, has made it to the Superbowl, and a number of regulatory hearings on Line 3, and now, if you call can bring voters to the polls.



Photo taken inside Becker County Courthouse -October 19, 2018

Photo taken inside Becker County Courthouse -October 19, 2018

The majority of polls on the White Earth reservation, which would serve the tribal community and villages will not be open.  That’s to say that there is no where to vote in person in the towns of White Earth, Ogema and Callaway- three of the largest tribal villages on the reservation. Pine Point residents can still opt to vote in the Pine Point township hall- about three miles out of town on election day- and the bus will be available to make that run.  However, most tribal voters on White Earth will be challenged this year, with fewer polling places, must go to the Becker County Court house to vote.   

Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson, rode with John Shimek, Lorna Hanes and two young men to vote this past week. They found confusion at the Court house. The County Recorders office noting that the data base did not correspond with the address, since it was a 4-digit code not a 5-digit code number address.  

“We kept saying the address is legitimate and it’s correct ... she kept saying it isn’t in our database showing it’s a physical address and that MN addresses are 5-digits not 4-digits ... I said well your system is incorrect and please check again cause it shows up on google maps and google earth as an address. I said I can assure you it’s accurate. His ID was issued by tribal government; a sovereign government that’s recognized.  “There was a long exchange between the hopeful voters and the county officials, and then, “finally a coworker in the back county office verified the address …and the young man was registered to vote …”

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Antoine Jones, Pine Point and his friend of White Earth currently residing in Detroit Lakes waiting for his Tribal ID to be issued rocked the native vote! 

So, despite some snarls along the way, potential, new and old voters can walk into Becker County Court House any day from now until November 5th at the County Election Offices to register and vote absentee early.  

If you want a ride to the polls, Honor the Earth will do it’s best to provide Rez Uber service in the counties of Becker, Mahnomen, and Clearwater.                                                 

Schedule Hours will be 10AM-2PM

  • Pine Point Starts Oct. 17th (Mon + Wed)

  • Rice Lake Starts Oct. 18th (Tues + Thurs)

  • County Offices are Open Sat. Nov. 3rd before Election Day to Vote Early.

  • We will visit facilities, nursing homes, community centers, or residential if you call us to schedule it. We all have the right and opportunity to ride the Rez Uber and vote.

FRIDAYS IS CALL-IN SCHEDULE

CLEARWATER COUNTY IS CALL IN FOR SCHEDULE

We will be offering the Rez Uber up until Election Day, Nov. 6th.

Text or Call (218) 616-0984 

Visit www.powwowthevotemn.org