99-year-old native votes at Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation
One of the eldest residents of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation at 99-years-young voted early on her ancestor’s land on Friday, Nov. 4th.
Flora Green was born in 1917, which was well before Native Americans were granted the right to vote in the United States elections via the Indian Citizen Act of 1924.
Green voted just weeks after a Federal Court judge ruled that the Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute tribes’ should have early in-person voting as well as Election Day voting on the reservation.
Natives can now vote on-site in their respective tribal capitals, Nixon and Schurz.