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Roundup - Decision 2012: What Media Need to Know about Voters of Color - MIJE Unity '12 Panel

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Maynard Staff
August 16, 2012

Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, held up a tribal identification card bearing his name and photo. “This ID is not acceptable at the polls” in his home state of Idaho, he said, although it is the only type of identification that many Native Americans carry.

Trahant, board chairman of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and a former president of the Native American Journalists Association, was among five panelists in a program sponsored by the institute at the Unity 2012 convention in Las Vegas. They discussed increased impediments to voting.

MIJE's Decision 2012 Unity Panelists

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