As a Life Member of the NCAI, the groups President Jefferson Keel said it best last summer.
Today as a result, only two out of every five eligible American Indian and Alaska Native voters are registered to vote. In 2008 over one million eligible Native voters were unregistered. I think that Indian country should consider this a civic emergency. We should all be concerned; American Indians and Alaska Natives, tribal, and state and federal governments. There are a number of concrete actions that we can take now to change this situation.