Native American Suffrage Symposium

Thursday, May 23, 2024

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

- Virtual Livestreamed Video

The Indian Citizenship Act, or Snyder Act, of 1924 marked a pivotal moment in American history, granting Native Americans citizenship and paving the way for their voting rights.

Join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society‘s Native American Suffrage Symposium for a day of engaging panel discussions and a lunchtime conversation, where we will explore the impact of the Indian Citizenship Act, the evolution of Native American suffrage, and the ongoing efforts to protect and preserve Native American voting rights. The event features three panel discussions and a lunchtime conversation with leading scholars and practitioners, representing a balance of federal, academic, tribal, and advocacy perspectives, along with a diversity of regional viewpoints.

  • Admission is FREE and open to the public, registration is required.
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided. 
  • This event will be livestreamed, register online to receive a link to the video recording.
  • Event Contact: Sam Holliday SHolliday@uschs.org

Presenting Partner

Platinum Partner

Bronze Partner

Image: "Girl on Horse" by Cedar Hunt of St. Ignatius, winner of Montana's First Congressional District Congressional Art Competition.

Sponsorship

As we work to secure the funding needed for an event worthy of this important historical milestone, we invite you to become an Honorary Co-host and contribute to this event.

Platinum Donors at $35,000 to this event receive: 

  • Eight invitations to the reception with the guest speakers and key Congressional staff
  • VIP seating
  • Leadership Council membership in the US Capitol Historical Society Capitol Committee
  • Featured branding with logo during the program.
  • Recognition in the program, in the event remarks and screen, on the USCHS website, and the USCHS magazine that is delivered to all Members of Congress

Gold Donors at $25,000 to this event receive: 

  • Six invitations to the reception with the guest speakers and key Congressional staff
  • Leadership Council membership in the US Capitol Historical Society Capitol Committee
  • Recognition in the program, in the events remarks and screen, on the USCHS website, and the USCHS magazine that is delivered to all Members of Congress

Silver Donors at $15,000 to this event receive:

  • Four invitations to the reception with the guest speakers and key Congressional staff
  • Constitution Signers membership in the US Capitol Historical Society Capitol Committee
  • Recognition in the program, in the events remarks and screen, on the USCHS website, and the USCHS magazine that is delivered to all Members of Congress

Bronze Donors at $5,000 to this event receive: 

  • Two invitations to the reception with the guest speakers and key Congressional staff
  • Founder level membership in the US Capitol Historical Society Capitol Committee
  • Recognition in the program, in the events remarks and screen, on the USCHS website, and the USCHS magazine that is delivered to all Members of Congress

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For more information, please contact: 

Cherise Clark, Director of Development

200 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

202-543-8919 x23; cclark@uschs.org

About Us

Discover the heart of American history with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society! Founded in 1962, the Society has proudly worked to preserve and share the history of the Capitol, the Congress, and the people who work therein. As a nonpartisan, educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Society was chartered by Congress in 1978, in part, “to foster and increase an informed patriotism.” In service of this mission, the Society conducts historical tours of the Capitol Building, hosts both virtual and in-person public history programming, publishes scholarly research in various aspects of Capitol History, coordinates a digital civics education resource hub for teachers, manages a renowned civics education field trip program for Title I D.C. public school students, and commissions works of fine art for the Capitol collections.