Native Liberation 2016 Conference

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The Red Nation invites community members to its first ever conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 13, and be held at noon in the Larry Casuse Center (2626 Garfield AVE SE) in Albuquerque, NM.

During the conference, there will be various workshops and forums facilitated by members of The Red Nation based out of Gallup, Phoenix, Albuquerque, the Navajo Nation, and elsewhere. The primary aim of the conference is to orient, update, and educate the collective membership of The Red Nation and general public on local, regional, and international movements for Indigenous liberation. Some of the political struggles that will be discussed include clemency for Leonard Peltier, Indigenous Peoples Day, police violence, fracking in the Four Corners, and bordertown justice. For more information, see the conference’s Facebook event page, follow live updates Twitter @The_Red_Nation, go to TheRedNation.org website, or follow #NativeLiberation2016. See conference agenda below for speakers and topics.

If you’re interested in The Red Nation, curious about movements for Indigenous peoples’ liberation, or just wanting to organize for social revolution, this conference will be an opportunity for you to connect, learn more, and get involved.

The conference is open to the public and participants of all ages. Food and beverages will also be provided. If you’re coming from out of town, we can provide limited accommodations. Please contact us ahead of time for lodging and/or to arrange accessibility services.

Following the workshops and forums, The Red Nation will host a Hozho Riot dance party at 7pm at Tortuga Gallery (901 Edith Blvd SE). Suggested donation is $3; no one will be turned away.

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Download Agenda here: NATIVE LIBERATION 2016 agenda

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AGENDA

Saturday, Aug. 13

12:00 (noon):   Prayer & Welcome (Jennifer Marley). Food will be served.
12:30:              Introductory Remarks by The Red Nation Council
12:50:              Introduction to Sessions (Leoyla Cowboy)
1:00:                Presentations (See Below)
5:00:                Concluding Remarks (Nick Estes)
7:00:                Hózhó Riot Dance Party @ Tortuga Gallery (901 Edith Blvd SE)

PRESENTATIONS [There will be a 10 min Q & A/break after each section]

INDIGENOUS INTERNATIONALISM
Leonard Peltier & Indigenous Peoples Day 2016
Sharidynn Denetchiley, Hope Alvarado, Melissa Tso

Revolution & Native Solidarity
Paige Murphy

Native Solidarity with Palestine
Andrew Curley, Brandon Benallie, Melanie Yazzie

SMASHING HETERO-PATRIARCHY
Rainbows & Revolt: Native LGBTQ Rural Organizing
Stella Martin

At The Intersection of UNDRIP & Indigenous Feminism
Jennifer Denetdale

Border Town Justice: #Justice4Loreal
Andrew Curley, Brandon Benallie, Melanie Yazzie

Fighting Heteropatriarchy & State Violence
Leoyla Cowboy, Tia Trujillo

PROTECTING LAND & FIGHTING EXTRACTION
Doodá Fracking: Protect Dinétah
Protect Dinetah Crew

ANTI-COLONIALISM & NATIVE LIBERATION
RIMPAC & the Military Occupation of Hawai’i
David Maile

Challenging Racist Imagery: #AbolishTheRacistSeal
UNM Kiva Club, Jennifer Marley, Demetrius Johnson

Native Liberation: The Way Forward
Nick Estes