Tribal Lawyer Ryan Dreveskracht To Address Nisqually Community Re Indian Voting Rights

On Tuesday, November 5, Ryan Dreveskracht will deliver a speech to the Nisqually Tribe regarding Indian Voting Rights. Ryan will speak from his forthcoming law review article, tentatively titled,"Reenfranchising the Native Vote After Shelby County v. Holder." In that paper, he argues that Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act "is both an appropriate and necessary measure to prevent ongoing voting discrimination targeting Native American citizens, and concludes that "Congress not only has the power to compel preapproval of state voting legislation that is applicable to Indian Country, but it has an obligation to do so."

Ryan's speech will occut in the Nisqually Library, starting at 5:30 PM.

Ryan Dreveskracht is an Associate at Galanda Broadman, PLLC.  His practice focuses on representing businesses and tribal governments in public affairs, energy, gaming, taxation, and general economic development.  He can be reached at 206.909.3842 or ryan